Recollections of Travels in the East: Forming a Continuation of the Letters from the East

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830 - Middle East - 348 pages
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Page 370 - Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest; The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.
Page 370 - Happy the man, who sees a God employed In all the good and ill, that chequer life! Resolving all events, with their effects And manifold results, into the will And arbitration wise of the Supreme.
Page 154 - Hebron, is covered by a large and ancient mosque, and all around the soil is held inviolable. The cave is in the middle of the interior of the edifice ; its dark and deep entrance only is visible, and it is rarely entered, even by the steps of the faithful. For more than a century, not more than two or three Europeans are known, either by daring or bribery, to have visited it ; the last was an Italian Count, a traveller, who by paying very high, was allowed by his...
Page 157 - All round this simple tomb lie thickly strewn the graves of the Mussulmans. No slender pillars of wood or stone, with inscriptions in letters of gold, are here ; not a single memorial which this people are otherwise so fond of erecting in their cemeteries. It seems to be sufficient that they are placed beneath the favorite sod: the small and numerous mounds, over which the survivor sometimes comes and weeps, mark the places of their graves.
Page 38 - No part of the promised land creates a deeper interest in the traveller than the rich and extensive bosom of Mount Carmel: while barrenness spreads on every side, and the curse of the withered soil is felt on hill, valley, and shore, this beautiful mountain seems to retain its ancient " excellency" of flowers, trees, and a perpetual verdure.
Page 352 - The aim of this Work is to remove the greatest difficulty which students have now to encounter in the acquisition of the French language, by enabling them to apply the right French word in the translation of such English terms as vary in signification. " In addition to this, it will do much towards classifying and arranging the knowledge gained— an object altogether disregarded in the ordinary dialogue books. By thus assisting, strengthening, and storing the memory, and at the same time cultivating...
Page 347 - Not that he can imagine, that the beat written form can supply the place of the spirit of supplication, but he has too frequently been compelled to observe, that where the pupils themselves do not take a part in those devotions, in which they are supposed to be interested, they think that they are exempt from attending to them with the seriousness befitting the occasion, and that it is only from the Principal that such a disposition is expected. " It is therefore with a view to remedy this defect,...
Page 154 - Jehosaphat, or of the Kings in the plain of Jeremiah, the traveller looks at with careless indifference; beside that of Rachel his fancy wanders " to the land of the people of the East...
Page 38 - ... of flowers, trees, and a perpetual verdure. The scenes in its interior are often bold and romantic in the highest degree: deep and verdant precipices descending into lonely glens, through which a rivulet is seen dashing wildly; the shepherd and his flock on the long grassy slopes, that afford at present as rich pasture-ground as in the days when Nabal fed his numerous herds in Carmel.
Page 353 - Traiter de. 1. Have the goodness to call the servants. 2. What do they call that in French ? 3. I will call at the bookseller's on my way. 4. He called me a thief. 5. Does the stage-coach call at this inn ? Next.Voici votre arc, mais je ne puis trouver les flèches.

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