The Englishwoman in Egypt: Letters from Cairo, Volume 1

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C. Cox, 1844 - Egypt
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Page 197 - give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness ;
Page 131 - was sent with the caravan merely for the sake of state. Hence, succeeding princes of Egypt sent with each year's caravan of pilgrims a kind of H6dag (which received the name of Mahmal, or Mahmil) as an emblem of royalty, and the kings of other countries followed their example."* The
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Page 53 - As to the books which you have mentioned, if they contain what is agreeable with the book of God, in the book of God is sufficient without them; and if they contain what is contrary to the book of God, there is no need of them; so give orders for their destruction.
Page 173 - (or natives of northern Africa, west of Egypt) ; then, with European and Asiatic Turks; and quitting these, we are introduced to Persians, and Muslims of India: we may almost fancy ourselves transported through their respective countries. No sight in Cairo interested me more than the interior of the Azhar; and the many and great obstacles which
Page 131 - a beautiful Turkish female slave, who became the favourite wife of the Sultan Es-Sdleh Negm-ed-Deen, and on the death of his son (with whom terminated the dynasty of the house of Eiyoob) caused herself to be acknowledged as Queen of Egypt, performed the pilgrimage in a magnificent Hodag (or covered litter), borne by a camel; and for several successive years her empty
Page 108 - and very common in Egypt, and in the adjacent deserts. It is a whirlwind, which raises the sand or dust in the form of a pillar, generally of immense height.* These whirling pillars of sand (of which my brother has seen more than twelve in one day, and often two or three at a time during the spring) are carried
Page 213 - or that our man had accidentally shot himself. My brother went round the gallery, while I and my sister-in-law stood like children trembling hand in hand, and my boys mercifully slept (as young ones do sleep), sweetly and soundly through all the confusion and distress. It appeared that the man used not only
Page 80 - every respect eligible, and in which we are now residing. But our domestic comfort in this new abode has been disturbed by a singular trouble. which has obliged us to arrange as soon as possible for a removal. The house is an admirable one, being nearly new, though on the old construction

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