Modern Egypt and Thebes: Being a Description of Egypt; Including the Information Required for Travellers in that County, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1843 - Egypt
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Page 216 - In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of Hosts ; one shall be called the city of destruction. In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord,
Page 98 - the great city of the West. It is impossible for me to enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty, and I shall content myself with observing, that it contains 4000 palaces, 4000 baths, 400 theatres or places of amusement, 12,000 shops for the sale of vegetables, and 40,000 tributary Jews.
Page 74 - Then there passed by Midianites, merchantmen ; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelitcs for
Page 82 - if the ponderous mass of Arian and monophysite controversy were indeed consumed in the public baths, a philosopher may allow, with a smile, that it was ultimately devoted to the benefit of mankind." But, notwithstanding the injuries sustained by the Sarapion, during those tumults
Page 285 - (the Lord) shall shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry shod.
Page 71 - shall be considered as an infraction of treaties, and the Sublime Porte shall immediately punish with severity any vizirs and other officers who shall have been guilty of such misconduct, and render full justice to British subjects for all injuries or losses which they may duly prove themselves to have suffered.
Page 265 - But great Latona's servant mild and bland ; Watching that prince beloved who fills the throne Of Egypt's plains, and calls the Nile his own. That heavenly monarch (who his foes defies) Like Vulcan powerful (and like Pallas wise).
Page 241 - There are some Greeks," he says, "who ascribe it to the courtesan Rhodopis, but they are in error, and do not appear to know who she was, or surely they would not have attributed to her the building of a pyramid, which must have cost thousands and thousands of talents.
Page 214 - Josephus tells us that the lands where the balsam tree grew, belonged to Cleopatra, and that " Herod farmed of her what she possessed of Arabia, and those revenues that came to her from the region about Jericho, bearing the balsam, the most precious of drugs, which grows there alone.
Page 240 - the pyramid, beginning from the top, and thence downwards to the lowest tier. On the exterior was engraved in Egyptian characters the sum expended in supplying the workmen with raphanus*, onions, and garlic; and he who interpreted the inscription, told me, as I remember well, that it amounted to 1600 talents,

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