The Nile: Notes for Travellers in Egypt

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T. Cook & Son (Egypt) Limited, 1901 - Egypt - 671 pages

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Page 193 - And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened ; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
Page 246 - PRAISE be to God, the Lord of all creatures, the most merciful, the king of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and of thee do we beg assistance. Direct us in the right way, in the way of those to whom thou hast been gracious ; not of those against whom thou art incensed, nor of those who go astray...
Page 223 - Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword...
Page 227 - They will ask thee concerning wine and lots. Answer, In both there is great sin, and also some things of use unto men; but their sinfulness is greater than their use.
Page 252 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved • if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be de stroyed.
Page 246 - God is great! God is great! There is no God but God.
Page 174 - Hail to thee, maker of all beings, Lord of law, father of the gods ; maker of men, creator of beasts ; Lord of grains, making food for the beast of the field The One alone without a second King alone, single among the gods ; of many names, unknown is their number.
Page 252 - The sentence was executed with blind obedience, the volumes of paper or parchment were distributed to the four thousand baths of the city; and such was their incredible multitude that six months were barely sufficient for the consumption of this precious fuel.
Page 185 - Isis set out once more in search of the scattered members of her husband's body, using a boat made of the papyrus rush in order the more easily to pass through the lower and fenny parts of the country.
Page 301 - Epaphus, is the calf of a cow incapable of conceiving another offspring ; and the Egyptians say, that lightning descends upon the cow from heaven, and that from thence it brings forth Apis. This calf, which is called Apis, has the following marks : it is black, and has a square spot of white on the forehead ; and on the back the figure of an eagle ; and in the tail double hairs ; and on the tongue a beetle.

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