Journal of a Visit to Egypt, Constantinople, the Crimea, Greece, Etc: In the Suite of the Prince and Princess of Wales

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Smith, Elder, 1869 - Egypt - 203 pages

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Page 28 - curious than pretty, though some movements were graceful enough. Others, on the contrary, were simply frightful. For instance, they had a way of moving and shaking their heads and other parts of their bodies all separately, as if no one part belonged to the other parts, which was quite monstrous.
Page 20 - lovely pipes must be quite different from any other smoking ; but I am sorry to say I soon found the taste very like what it is elsewhere, and gave it up at once. In fact, I only tried it out of curiosity ; though I must confess I constantly had to accept a pipe when offered afterwards in the course of our tour.
Page 35 - far as jewels go. One had on a white moire-antique dress, richly embroidered, nearly all over, with gold ; another had a red one; and blue and grey were worn by the younger ones, all equally embroidered. The shape of their dress was very odd ; it seemed to me equally long in front as behind, where it formed a long train. The skirt was cut open
Page 19 - must be fabulous, and they say that in the Viceroy's treasury there are pipes the value of some of which amounts to no less than
Page 192 - of the sea on one side, and the mountains on the other, are very
Page 36 - crystals, and quite enormous. Each had a ring of a single diamond with no setting to be seen at all. That of the old Princess was so large that she could only wear it on the middle finger. I should think it was about an inch wide, but I thought it more curious than pretty.
Page 54 - Belzoni's tomb," from the fact of his having excavated and explored it. All I need say of it is, that the entrance is very difficult, the descent being very slippery. We returned again through the valley, saw another old temple, of the name of which I am not certain,
Page 20 - apiece! I could not resist the temptation of following the example of the rest, as I thought smoking out of

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