Visit to Alexandria, Damascus, and Jerusalem, During the Successful Campaign of Ibrahim Pasha, Volume 1

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Saunders and Otley, 1835 - Middle East
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Page 125 - The pasha was standing up, but when he perceived our approach he hastily took his accustomed seat in the corner with great alertness. Round three sides of the room was a broad scarlet divan, supplied- with cushions of gold brocade resting against the walls. The corners were distinguished as places of honour by a square of crimson and gold
Page 3 - Without making any pretension to deep antiquarian research, or possessing any great disposition to enter largely into political speculations, the writer of the following sheets attentively examined the various ancient remains which so continually present themselves in the countries he passed through,
Page 313 - and volcanic productions in general, possess in an eminent degree the power of retaining moisture, (imbibing with ease seven-eighths of water,) and that their humidity is a principal cause of their fertility. Mixed with the soil, and impregnated with a store of moisture acquired during the winter months, they occasion in the ensuing
Page 234 - therefore held sacred. Rude altars have been erected near them, and an annual Christian festival is held, when worship is performed beneath their venerable branches. Other cedars, varying in age and size, form around them a protecting grove. We reckoned every tree with scrupulous care. Many,
Page 234 - penetrated our boots, and our feet were nearly frozen. An hour and a half brought us to the cedars. Seven of the most ancient still remain. They are considered to be coeval with Solomon, and are therefore held sacred. Rude altars have been erected near them, and an annual Christian festival is held, when worship is performed
Page 125 - of the room was a broad scarlet divan, supplied- with cushions of gold brocade resting against the walls. The corners were distinguished as places of honour by a square of crimson and gold silk with a cushion of the same colour and material at the back of each. Mr. Boghoz, and a rich Greek merchant, a favourite and frequent attendant on the pasha, were standing near him, in attitudes of humility, and
Page 234 - indeed, have sprung up from ancient roots, but enumerating all that present independent trunks, including the patriarchal trees, they amount to three hundred and forty-three. At a quarter of an hour from the cedars is the village of Beesharry, a lovely, romantic spot, on the
Page 134 - wore a sabre plainly mounted in gold. His stature is rather under the middle size,—he does not appear to be more than sixty,—is plump, and well-looking,—with dark, restless, piercing eyes,—an animated countenance,—and a prepossessing manner. He is still
Page 259 - and abounding with trees, fountains, and whatever contributes to luxurious enjoyment. On the advance of the Moslems, it was reported to the Emperor Heraclius as
Page 3 - finally afforded him an agreeable retreat . Little anxious for the accumulation of this world's goods, and coveting only the esteem of a few chosen friends, he would have had no inducement to quit

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