A Summer Ramble in Syria: With a Tartar Trip from Aleppo to Stamboul, Volume 2

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R. Bentley, 1835 - Syria
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Page 228 - The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil : yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in : from this time forth for evermore.
Page 285 - And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
Page 142 - At short intervals 400 high square towers are built up in it, containing a staircase and two or three chambers, probably for the use of the soldiers on duty. At the east end of the western hill are the remains of a fortress, with its turrets, vaults, and cisterns. Toward the mountain south-south-west of the city some fragments of the aqueducts remain. After heavy rains antique marble pavements are visible in many parts of the town ; and gems, carnelians, and rings are frequently found.
Page 106 - ... which supports the veil. This latter ornament varies in form, material, and position, according to the dignity, taste, and circumstances of the wearer. Horns are of gold, silver-gilt, and silver, and sometimes of wood.
Page 106 - The former are either plain or figured in low relief, and occasionally set with jewels ; but the length and position of them is that upon which the traveller looks with the greatest interest, as illustrating and explaining a familiar expression of Scripture. The young, the rich, and the vain wear the tantoura of great length, standing straight up from the top of the forehead; whereas the humble, the poor, and the aged place it upon the side of the head, much shorter, and spreading at the end like...
Page 143 - ... and rings are frequently found. The present town stands on scarcely one-third of the area enclosed by the ancient wall, of which the line may be easily traced ; the entrance to the town from Aleppo is by one of the old gates, called Bab Bablous, or Paul's gate, not far from which the members of the Greek church assemble for their devotions in a cavern dedicated to St. John (Madox's Excursions, ii. 74 ; Monro's Summer Ramble, ii.
Page 141 - Antioch is still standing, from 30 to 50 feet high and 15 feet in thickness. At short intervals 400 high square towers are built up in it, containing a staircase and two or three chambers, probably for the use of the soldiers on duty. At the east end of the western hill are the remains of a fortress, with its turrets, vaults, and cisterns. Toward the mountain south-south-west of the city some fragments of the aqueducts remain.
Page 141 - Roman wall is still standing, of great higlit and thickness. At short intervals are high towers, containing a staircase and two or three chambers ; probably guard-rooms. There were 400 of these towers. The wall runs in a direct line up the steepest part of the mountain to its top. The intervals between the towers were formed into stairs, by which the soldiers marched to and from their stations and the citadel above. The wall runs along two distinct hill-tops, separated from each other by a deep ravine,...
Page 11 - Then the children of Esau went up with the children of Ammon, and camped in the hill country over against Dothaim: and they sent some of them toward the south, and toward the east, over against Ekrebel, which is near unto Chusi, that is upon the brook Mochmur; and the rest...
Page 5 - oleanders, continuing still in bloom, are as much noticed in this as in the preceding month by travellers. Madox noticed in this month that fine oleanders in full bloom were growing all along the borders of the Lake of Tiberias, mostly in the water. The same observation was made by Monro. The lake is here richly margined with a wide belt of oleanders, growing in such luxuriance as they are never known to do even in the most genial parts of Europe.

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