Syria and the Holy Land: Their Scenery and Their People. Being Incidents of History and Travel, from the Best and Most Recent Authorities, Including J. L. Burckhardt, Lord Lindsay, and Dr. Robinson

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Chapman and Hall, 1844 - Eretz Israel - 451 pages
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Page 126 - And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves ; No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suflereth not to live. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm ; howbeit, they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly.
Page 126 - Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly : but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
Page 371 - Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne...
Page 323 - And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Page 101 - Alas! that all we loved of him should be, But for our grief, as if it had not been, And grief itself be mortal! Woe is me! Whence are we, and why are we? of what scene The actors or spectators? Great and mean Meet massed in death, who lends what life must borrow.
Page 293 - ... in summer, the gazelles resort. When the hunting is to begin, many peasants assemble, and watch till they see a herd of gazelles advancing from a distance towards the enclosure, into which they drive them: the gazelles, frightened by the shouts of these people, and the discharge of fire-arms, endeavour to leap over the wall, but can only effect this at the gaps, where they fall into the ditch outside, and are easily taken, sometimes by hundreds. The chief of the herd always leaps first: the others...
Page 360 - All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?
Page 395 - I could have slept, and it would have been a much easier bed than the bushes at Jericho. It was ludicrous to see one of the horses. As soon as his body touched the water, he was afloat, and turned over on his side ; he struggled with all his force to preserve his equilibrium ; but the moment he stopped moving he turned over on his side again, and almost on his back, kicking his feet out of water, and snorting with terror.
Page 441 - I once met with a young man who had served eight years for his food only ; at the expiration of that period, he obtained in marriage the daughter of his master,* for whom he would otherwise have had to pay seven or eight hundred piastres. When I saw him he had been married three years, but he...
Page 368 - Taking off the shoes on the marble plat2 s 2 form in front, the visitor is admitted by a low door, on entering which the proudest head must needs do reverence. In the centre of the first chamber is the stone which was rolled away from the mouth of the sepulchre — a square block of marble, cut and polished ; and, though the Armenians have lately succeeded in establishing the genuineness of the stone in their chapel on Mount Zion, (the admission by the other monks, however, being always accompanied...

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