An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians: Written in Egypt During the Years 1833, -34, and -35, Partly from Notes Made During a Former Visit to that Country in the Years 1825, -26, -27, and -28

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J. Murray, 1860 - Egypt - 619 pages
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Page 273 - This correction made his description more striking than it had been without it: since Lord Nelson generally had his empty sleeve attached to the breast of his coat : but it was the right arm that he had lost. Without saying that I suspected the boy had made a mistake, I asked the magician whether the objects appeared in the ink as if actually before the eyes, or as if in a glass, which makes the right appear left. He answered, that they appeared as in a mirror. This rendered the boy's description...
Page 71 - I testify that there is no deity but God, and I testify that Suleyman is the Prophet of God.
Page 272 - The magician then told him to call for the Sultan ; and the boy, having done this, said, " I see the Sultan riding to his tent, on a bay horse ; and he has, on his head, a high red cap : he has alighted at his tent, and sat down within it.
Page 175 - And speak unto the believing women, that they restrain their eyes, and preserve their modesty, and discover not their ornaments, except what necessarily appeareth thereof; and let them throw their veils over their bosoms, and not show their ornaments, unless to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands' fathers, or their sons, or their husbands' sons, or their brothers, or their brothers...
Page 271 - This he did ; and in about a minute after, he said, " Some men have brought the tent ; a large green tent : they are pitching it ;" and presently he added,
Page 384 - I adjure you by God, if ye be above or if ye be below, that ye come forth; I adjure you by the most great name, if ye be obedient, come forth, and if ye be disobedient, die! die! die!
Page 527 - This done, one of them asks his companions, " Have ye transferred [the merit of] what ye have recited to the soul of the deceased ? " They reply, " We have transferred it," and add, "And peace be on the Apostles,
Page 77 - God is most Great :" and makes, at the same time, an inclination of his head and body, placing his hands upon his knees, and separating his fingers a little. In this posture he says, " [I extol] the perfection of my Lord the Great " (three times), adding, " May Postures of Prayer — continued. God hear him who praiseth Him. Our Lord, praise be unto Thee." Then, raising his head and body, he repeats,
Page 11 - In the court is a well of slightly brackish water, which filters through the soil from the Nile; and on its most shaded side are commonly two water-jars, which are daily replenished with water of the Nile, brought from the river in skins.
Page 243 - llah' (There is no deity but God), or 'Allah! Allah! Allah!' (God, God, God), or repeat other invocations, &c. over and over again, until their strength is almost exhausted, accompanying their ejaculations or chants with a motion of the head, or of the whole body, or of the arms. From long habit they are able to continue these exercises for a surprising length of time without intermission.

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