Bird Notes from the Nile

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A. Constable & Company, Limited, 1904 - Birds - 113 pages
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Page xiii - Tis to have Attentive and, believing faculties ; To go abroad rejoicing in the joy Of beautiful and well created things ; To love the voice of waters, and the sheen Of silver fountains leaping to the sea ; To thrill with the rich melody of birds, Living their life of music ; to be glad In the gay sunshine, reverent in the storm ; To see a beauty in the stirring leaf, And find calm thoughts beneath the whispering tree ; To see, and hear, and breathe the evidence Of God's deep wisdom in the natural...
Page 49 - Old age, you see, Weighs me down, I scarce can fly ; Malta's terraced rock for me ! Azure wave and azure sky." And the sixth, — " In Cairo fair, On a lofty minaret, Mud head-quarters lined with hair, Make me winter quite forget." " At the Second Cataract," Says the last, — " "mid beauties brown, Is my nest ; the place exact Is a granite monarch's crown.
Page 116 - Plates. 2 is. net. Only 250 printed. — — The Gardens of the Ancient World. Fully Illustrated. Demy 8vo. [In preparation. NISBET, JOHN. Burma Under British Rule. 2 Volumes. Demy 8vo, with Frontispiece to each volume. Maps and Plans. Price 32s.
Page 64 - I go and set my snare with my hands . . . All the birds of Arabia flutter over Egypt, Anointed with myrrh ; The one that comes first, seizes my worm. He brings his fragrance from Arabia, His claws are full of incense.
Page 22 - the world is light, observe it.' Thou, thou bird dost entice me. Then I find my brother in his room. And my heart is joyful . . . I will not turn from thcc.
Page 115 - England as to the continuity of the main Egyptian race from early times through the founding of the monarchy and on to the pyramid age. The volume illustrates an unbroken sequence in the burial customs, tombs, architecture, funereal furniture, and other characteristic features of the primitive civilization. It is written with an...
Page 74 - Who makes the herb for the cattle And the fruit tree for mankind, He gives life to the fish of the river And to the birds under the heaven. . He gives breath to the being in the egg, And preserves the son of the worm, (?) He creates that whereon the fly lives, The worms and the fleas, as many as they are. He creates what the mice need in their holes, And preserves the birds (?) on all the trees.
Page 68 - ... houses, and all the capitals of the pillars are painted in imitation of their coloured petals. The Egyptian also loved shady trees. He not only prayed that the " Nile should bestow every flowering plant in their season...
Page 115 - It deals in particular with the result of the writer's own explorations made in 1901-02, in the district north of Abydos in Upper Egypt, beginning with the discovery of the tomb of the first pyramid builder, and followed by the finding and excavation of a number of other tombs and necropolis of the period. Historically these researches help to answer a question which has been raised as to the continuity of the main Egyytian race from early times through the founding of the monarchy and...
Page 63 - I cannot loose the snare. I will carry my net away. What will my mother say when I come to her ? Every day I return laden with my spoil, Hut to-day I have set no snare, For thy love has taken possession of me.

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