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The "English Governess" In Egypt: Harem Life in Egypt and Constantinople ...
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Alexandria Allah amused apartment Arab attendants attired Baba baksheesh beautiful Bebek Bosphorus caiques Cairo carriage ceiling chairs chamber cigarettes Circassian coffee coloured Constantinople costly covered crimson cushions diamonds divan door dressed Egypt Egyptian elegant embroidered entered European exclaimed eyes favourite floor flowers frigate garden gilded gilt gold Grand Eunuch Grand Pacha Ibrahim hall hand handsome hangings Harem head head-nurse Hekim Bachi Highness's Highnesses the Princesses hung Ibrahim Pacha Ikbals Ismael Pacha jewels ladies little Prince little Princesses looked lovely Madame Malesch manner marble matting Mehemet morning muslin never night Nile numerous nurses o'clock ormolu ornamented painted palace passed pieces placed Prince Baksheesh Princess Epouse proceeded round salaamed saloon Sarata seated Shaytan sherbet side silk silver slaves soon sovereign stones Sultan's superb took Turkish Turks Valide Princess velvet Viceregal Viceregal family Viceroy Viceroy's walked walls whole wore zarfs
Page 192 - 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 278 - 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 289 - 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 163 - 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 288 - 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 101 - unfold, whoso lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their
Page 107 - 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 12 - 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 9 - 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.