Rambles in Egypt and Candia: With Details of the Military Power and Resources of Those Countries, and Observations on the Government, Policy, and Commercial System of Mohammed Ali, Volume 2

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H. Colburn, 1837 - Egypt
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Page 89 - And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near ; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt...
Page 91 - And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, " Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering : of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. And this is the offering which ye shall take of them ; gold, and silver, and brass, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats...
Page 155 - ... nuovi ordini e modi che sono forzati introdurre per fondare lo stato loro e la loro securtÓ.
Page 88 - Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
Page 171 - Come on, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Page 148 - Naples,'with the word honour on their lips, and a bit of ribbon at their button holes, have no other object in view than to cut out work that will put them in a way of making fortunes, at his expense, in as short a time as possible. It is thus that even the useful public works have all been hurried on, for the sake of being done quickly, rather than with a view to their being done well. The canals, bridges, factories, forts, &c. all partake of this radical defect. The Egyptian ships of war are said...
Page 359 - STREET, HIS SOLE HOUSE OF BUSINKSS. WORKS JUST PUBLISHED. i. THE BEST NAVAL HISTORY. DEDICATED, BY PERMISSION, TO HIS MAJESTY, THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, Brought down to the present time, from Official Documents and other Authentic...
Page 348 - Malta is no longer sufficiently near the Levant to protect our trade and give timely support to Greece, Syria, and Egypt, in case of need ; particularly, keeping in view the change that will be effected in naval warfare by the application of steam. The same may be said of all the Ionian Islands, except Cerigo, which, however, does not possess a port that could contain a collier, much less shelter a fleet.
Page 204 - This organisation (which has since undergone some modification) was considered as the best calculated for the kind of warfare in which the Egyptian army was, in the first instance, likely to be engaged, each regiment forming as it were a small corps d'armee, that could be employed separately under its own colonel. By this plan also a saving was effected in the staff and superior officers, who in the outset were difficult to be met with, Mohammed AH soon discovering that the most perfect chiboukdgee...
Page 36 - ... men, women, and children. Among the women, a very pretty one, as I took her hand, kissed me on the cheek. I returned the salute on the lip, and kissed every woman that followed, at which some made faces, but none refused. We returned to the boat, and continued all day our progress through the canal, at the rate of about two miles and a half an hour.

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