Letters on Egypt: Containing, a Parallel Between the Manners of Its Ancient and Modern Inhabitants, Its Commerce, Agriculture, Government and Religion; with the Descent of Louis IX at Damietta. Extracted from Joinville, and Arabian Authors, Volume 2

G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787

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Pagina 325 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night ; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days,
Pagina 322 - In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Pagina 229 - AND the LORD appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre : and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day ; and he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him...
Pagina 230 - And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man ; and he hasted to dress it. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them ; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
Pagina 51 - One of its feet exaftly meafured is above feven cubits. The other two figures fupported on his knees, the one on the right,, the other on the left, are thofe of his mother and daughter. The whole work is lefs valuable for its enormous grandeur than for the beauty of the fculpture and the choice of the granite, which, tho' fo extenfive, has neither flaw nor blemiih on its furface.
Pagina 38 - The world does not contain a building the character and grandeur of which more forcibly imprefs awe and rmjefty : it Teems adequate to the high idea the Egyptians had formed of the Supreme Being ; nor can it be entered, or beheld, but with reverence. Its fides, both within and without, are loaded with hieroglyphics, and extraordinary figures. On the northern wall are reprefentations of battles, with horfes and chariots, one of which is drawn by ftags.
Pagina 37 - The dimenfions of this gate are forty feet in width, fixty high, and forty-eight thick, at the foundation. In the front are two rows of fmall windows, and the remains of fteps in, its fides, leading to its fummit. This gate, fo mafly as to appear indeftructible, is in the ruiiic ftile, without hieroglyphics, and magnificent in fimplicity. Through this we enter the great court, on two of the fides of which are terraces, eighty feet in width, and P raifed raifed fix feet above the ground.
Pagina 300 - And the earth was without form, and void ; and darknefs was upon the face of the deep : and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Pagina 37 - The fourth portico is little more than walls, almoft entirely deftroyed, and heaps of rubbiih, among which are parts of a coloffus, of red granite, the body of which is thirty feet round. Beyond thefe porticos the high walls, which form the firft court of the temple, began. The people entered at twelve gates ; feveral are deftroyed, and others very ruinous. That which has foffered leaft from time, and the outrages of barbarians, faces the weft.

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