Egypt: a familiar description of the land, people and produce

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1839
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Page 254 - Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
Page 254 - He is the chief of the ways of God; he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
Page 264 - And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Page 232 - And the flax and the barley was smitten : for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was boiled. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten ; for they were not grown up.
Page 224 - Frank dress, with his hand placed to his head, wearing spectacles, and with one foot on the ground, and the other raised behind him, as if he were stepping down from a seat. The description was exactly true in every respect : the peculiar position of the hand was occasioned by an almost constant headache; and that of the foot or leg, by a stiff knee, caused by a fall from a horse, in hunting.
Page 140 - Egyptians, who gloried in this marvellous revolution, were disposed to hope, and to believe, that the number of the monks was equal to the remainder of the people; and posterity might repeat the saying which had formerly been applied to the sacred animals of the same country, that in Egypt it was less difficult to find a god than a man.
Page 142 - The doctrines of the immortality of the soul and of future rewards and punishments...
Page 255 - The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not : he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
Page 145 - ... of the present day (or night) ; and then, raising his open hands on each side of his face, and touching the lobes of his ears with the ends of his thumbs, he says, " God is most Great " (" Allahu Akbar "). This ejaculation is called the "tekbeer.
Page 157 - Here, a considerable number of the durwee'shes and others (I am sure that there were more than sixty, but I could not count their number*) laid themselves down upon the ground, side by side, as close as possible to each other, having their backs upwards, their legs extended, and their arms placed together beneath their foreheads. They incessantly muttered the word Al'lah...

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