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The Governess in Egypt: Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople
No preview available - 1999
The Governess in Egypt. Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople
No preview available - 2015
accompanied apartment Arab attended attired Baba baksheesh beautiful Bebek Bosphorus Brussels carpet caiques Cairo carriage ceiling centre chairs chamber coffee coloured Constantinople crimson curtains diamonds divan door dressed Egypt Egyptian embroidered entered European exclaiming eyes feet were encased floor flowers frigate furniture gate gilded gold Grand Eunuch Grand Pacha Grand Princess H. H. Ismael H. H. the Grand H. H. the Princess H. H. the Valide H. H. the Viceroy hall hand hangings head Hekim Bachi Highness's Highnesses the Princesses honour hung Ibrahim Pacha Ikbal lace ladies little Prince looked lovely Madame magnificent Mahomet Malesch marble morning Nuzly o'clock Odalisques Old Palace ornamented passed pearls placed Princess Epouse proceeded round saganets salaamed saloon sapphires scene Shaytan side silk silver slaves soon stood Sultan's Sultan's March superb took Turkish Turks Valide Princess Valide Sultana velvet Viceroy's walls white satin whole wore zarfs
Page 7 - This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle SHAKESPEARE cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life : O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass. But since he cannot, reader, look Not on his picture, but his book.
Page 228 - But hark ! the vesper call to prayer, As slow the orb of daylight sets, Is rising sweetly on the air, From Syria's thousand minarets ! The boy has started from the bed Of flowers, where he had laid his head, And down upon the fragrant sod Kneels, with his forehead to the south, Lisping th...
Page 248 - But that loveliness, ever in motion, which plays Like the light upon autumn's soft shadowy days, Now here and now there, giving warmth as it flies From the...
Page 122 - She wanders o'er the desert sands A wretched widow now, The fruitful mother of so fair a race ; With only one preserved, She wanders o'er the wilderness.
Page 291 - The morning after my arrival at the Old Palace, I found myself so weak as to be obliged to lay myself down upon my bed on attempting to unpack my trunks. In short, I was obliged to get Zenana, the slave whe waited upon me, to do it. Previous to placing my body linen in the chest of drawers...
Page 140 - Egypt shall descend in a direct line, from the elder to the elder, in the male race among the sons and grandsons. As regards their nomination, that shall be made by my Sublime Porte.
Page 10 - I sat by his side, on the left, plainly attired, as not the slightest intimation had been given me that I should be called upon to take part in this ceremony, which was extremely fatiguing.
Page 226 - One possibility is that a reviewer had commented elsewhere in the periodical that it was impossible to have too much of a good thing.
Page 247 - Brussels lace veil, one end of which was placed over the head, and the other end crossed over the mouth and nose, passed round the back of the neck, and tucked down behind the cloak. Her feet were encased in white silk stockings, white satin shoes, richly embroidered with coloured silks, pearls, and gold and silver thread, with high gold heels, over which she wore a pair of yellow morocco papooshes,
Page 291 - ... be obliged to lay myself down upon my bed on attempting to unpack my trunks. In short, I was obliged to get Zenana, the slave whe waited upon me, to do it. Previous to placing my body linen in the chest of drawers, she laid it upon the divan, from which I had only a few minutes before risen up, and when she went to remove it she found the whole completely crowded with a family of the "Browns," who rejoice in the potronymic of bng.