Ragged Life in Egypt

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Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1863 - Egypt - 208 pages

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Page 200 - ... cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the unfaithful. And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes ; but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.
Page 33 - Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
Page 38 - If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Page 137 - Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; Blow upon my garden, That the spices thereof may flow out.
Page 34 - It was beautiful to see these birds, rising clean and unsoiled, as doves always do, from the dust and dirt in which they had been hidden, and soaring aloft in the sky till nearly out of sight among the bright sunset clouds.
Page 41 - Nubian boatmen, who formed a circle about us, crouching in various postures, and wrapped in their striped blue and crimson mantles. The servants stood leaning against the masts, listening with deep attention ; not a sound interrupted the reader's voice but the low ripple of the current, as the water plashed against the sides of the boat. It was a scene one would never forget — that first opening of God's book in the presence of these ignorant, benighted followers of the False Prophet. Our friend...
Page 220 - We believe that Thou shalt come to be our judge. We therefore pray Thee help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy precious blood.
Page 20 - The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways : they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.
Page 33 - ... with this. A little before sunset, numbers of pigeons suddenly emerge from behind the pitchers and other rubbish, where they have been sleeping in the heat of the day, or pecking about to find food. They dart upwards...

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