Fifteen Months' Pilgrimage Through Untrodden Tracts of Khuzistan and Persia, Volume 1

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Saunders and Otley, 1832 - Europe - 263 pages

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Page 205 - And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made : And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
Page 193 - Aire, and over every living thing that mooveth upon the Earth. And when the Sea had, as it were, rebelled against rebellious Man, so that all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, and all that was in the dry Land died, yet then did it all that time indure the yoke of Man, in that first of ships the Arke of Noah...
Page 204 - Of the two separate peaks, called Little and Great Ararat, which are separated by a chasm about seven miles in width, Sir Robert thus speaks ; — ' These inaccessible summits have never been trodden by the foot of man, since the days of Noah, if even then, for my idea is that the ark rested in the space between these heads, and not on the top of either.
Page 207 - A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above ; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
Page 123 - ... the antiquities of which she explored with unwearied zeal, and the historical dignity of which she has vindicated in her longest poem. From 1812 to 1815 inclusive, she passed much time at Windsor and its neighbourhood, and formed an intimate acquaintance with all the recesses of its forest. " She knew each lane, and every alley green, Dingle or bushy dell of those old woods, And every bosky bower from side to side.
Page 224 - What should it be, that thus their faith can bind? The power of Thought — the magic of the Mind! Linked with success, assumed and kept with skill, is That moulds another's weakness to its will; Wields with their hands, but, still to these unknown, Makes even their mightiest deeds appear his own.
Page 124 - Binding all things with beauty ; — 'twould disarm The spectre Death, had he substantial power to harm. Not vainly did the early Persian make His altar the high places and the peak Of earth-o'ergazing mountains, and thus take A fit and unwall'd temple, there to seek The Spirit in whose honour shrines are weak, Uprear'd of human hands.
Page 2 - Buggales are large boats. averaging from one to two hundred tons burthen; they have high sterns and pointed prows, one large cabin on a somewhat inclined plane, galleries and stern windows; they usually carry two large latteen sails, and occasionally a jib; are generally built at Cochin and other places on the Malabar coast, and are employed by the Arab and Hindoo merchants on the trade between Arabia, Persia, and the Indian coast.
Page 204 - ... which wrapped the head of Ararat was rent. The clouds divided with great velocity. The setting sun tinged the pointed rocks with light. When night came on, the gigantic form was perceptible against the blue sky. The sublimity of the scene, it is utterly impossible to describe." The traveller suggests that on the subsiding of the deluge, the ark rather sunk down gradually between the two summits, than grounded on either of them. He supposes that this opinion is confirmed by an interpretation of...

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