The English Governess in Egypt: Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople

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R. Bentley, 1867 - Egypt - 312 pages

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Page 182 - How beautiful is night ! A dewy freshness fills the silent air ; No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven. In full orb'd glory, yonder moon divine,
Page 264 - and down upon the fragrant sod kneels with his forehead to the east, lisping the eternal name of God." After that the Harem's gates and doors were locked. One morning, soon after our arrival at Bebek, and when the Viceregal children were suffering from severe colds, they were playing in
Page 275 - there, giving warmth as it flies From the lip to the cheek, from the cheek to the eyes ; Now melting in mist and now breaking in gleams, Like the glimpses a saint hath of Heaven in his dreams." These two beauteous courtly dames were " the Stars of Egypt." When their Highnesses entered the Grand
Page 155 - had a strife With Nature to outdo the life : O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face, the portrait would then surpass All that was ever writ in
Page 274 - the Princess Epouse was that of " A beauty for ever unchangingly bright, Like the long sunny lapse of summer day's light, Shining on, shining on, by no shadow made tender, Till love falls asleep in its sameness of splendour ;" while that of Her Highness the Valide Princess, the idol of Ibrahim Pacha's devotion, was "Like the light upon
Page 95 - unfold, whoso lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their
Page 101 - what a pure and sacred thing Is beauty curtained from the sight . Of the gross world, illumining One only mansion with her light." They were composed of the old Ikbals,
Page 10 - presence, and if he frown, small profit will spring from your interview. Dodge past him, get your order, your permit, your judgment, concession, or what not, and the day of submission is but postponed. You can call spirits from the vasty deep, but will they come
Page 7 - Women first were made for men, Not men for them. It follows, then, That men have right to every one, And they no freedom of their own.
Page 102 - Immodest words admit of no defence, For want of decency is want of sense ;

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