The Boy Travellers in the Far East: Part Fourth, Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to Egypt and the Holy Land

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Harper & Brothers, 1905 - Egypt - 438 pages
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Page 361 - Then they said, Behold, there is a feast of the LORD in Shiloh yearly in a place which is on the north side of Beth-el, on the east side of the highway that goeth up from Beth-el to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah.
Page 113 - Tell us, for doubtless thou canst recollect, To whom should we assign the Sphinx's fame ? Was Cheops or Cephrenes architect Of either pyramid that bears his name ? Is Pompey's pillar really a misnomer ? Had Thebes a hundred gates, as sung by Homer...
Page 113 - AND thou hast walked about (how strange a story!) In Thebes's streets three thousand years ago, When the Memnonium was in all its glory, And time had not begun to overthrow Those temples, palaces, and piles stupendous Of which the very ruins are tremendous.
Page 360 - And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
Page 416 - In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me : 33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.
Page 286 - Winged is each heart, and winged every heel ; They fly, yet notice not how fast they fly ; But by the time the dewless meads reveal The fervent sun's ascension in the sky, Lo, towered Jerusalem salutes the eye! A thousand pointing fingers tell the tale ; "Jerusalem!" a thousand voices cry, "All hail, Jerusalem !" hill, down, and dale, Catch the glad sounds, and shout,
Page 354 - A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him, half dead.
Page 126 - The head is cut out of the solid rock, and measures nearly 30 feet from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, and about U ft.
Page 412 - Palestine, were its dependencies. ] 0. Damas'cus is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is mentioned in Scripture as early as the days of Abraham, whose servant, Eliezer, was born there. (Gen. xv. 2.) It was besieged and taken by David, and afterwards by Jerobo'am. It was captured by Tig'lath-pile'ser, 740 BC 11. It is noted as the place where Paul received his sight, after the vision which he saw in...
Page 113 - Revisiting the glimpses of the moon, Not like thin ghosts or disembodied creatures, But with thy bones and flesh, and limbs and features. Tell us - for doubtless thou canst recollect To whom should we assign the Sphinx's fame?

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