A Winter Journey Through Russia, the Caucasian Alps, and Georgia: Thence Across Mount Zagros by the Pass of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Greeks,into Koordistan

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Page 104 - Ahram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates." (Genesis xv. 18.) f So called from a town situated on the banks of the above named river. The town is raised on the site of a more ancient place.
Page 85 - the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water*." Shaw says, that in Barbary the women are obliged to go two or three miles with a pitcher or a goat's skin to fetch water. The very young girls ran about
Page 23 - The Lord will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria, and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. Flocks shall lie down in the midst of her; both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall
Page 14 - the branches thereof are made white. " The field is wasted, the land mourneth ; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. " How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made
Page 127 - and the first historian says, " There is also carried with him (Cyrus) water of the river Choaspes, which flows near Susa, for the king drinks of no other*." Milton thus alludes to it— " There Susa by Choaspes' amber stream, The drink of none but kings-)-.
Page 14 - were extinguishing all vegetable life, and spreading the winding sheet of death over every cultivated tract*. How intimately acquainted was the prophet Joel with the rapacity of these legions when he exclaimed— " He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig-tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it
Page 14 - The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen so shall they run. " Like the noise of chariots on the tops of * The locusts are mentioned by Pliny, Book xi. cap. 29. They were so called from loco usto, because the havoc they made wherever they passed left behind the appearance of a place desolated by fire. f Joel i. 7, 10, 18.
Page 24 - Demetrius, Antiochus, Trajan, Severus, Julian, Heraclius, Omar, Hulakoo, thresholds. How is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in!
Page 248 - incomplete, And stifled shrieks; and now, more near and near, A tumult and a rush of thronging feet." No lamp was burning in the tent, but the moon shed a soft and partial reflection of light around it, which enabled me to discover that my companions had quitted their quarters
Page 79 - The sack and conflagration of Seleucia, with the massacre of three hundred thousand of the inhabitants, tarnished the glory of the Roman triumph." That city sunk under the fatal blow; but Ctesiphon recovered its strength to maintain a siege against the Emperor Severus, and to resist sixty thousand besiegers under Julian. (Gibbon, Vol. i. chap. viii. p. 212.)

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