The Oriental World: A Record of Travel, Adventure and Exploration in Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Asia Minor, and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of the Manners, Customs, Habits, Characteristics, Etc., of the People, and Sketches of Adventures, Incidents and Experiences Among Them
A.D. Worthington, 1889 - Voyages and travels - 694 pages
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Page 618 - Time, Where the softest of airs are playing ; There's a cloudless sky and a tropical clime, And a song as sweet as a vesper chime, And the Junes with the roses are straying. And the name of that Isle is the Long Ago...
Page 205 - SLOW sinks, more lovely ere his race be run, ^ Along Morea's hills the setting sun ; Not, as in Northern climes, obscurely bright, But one unclouded blaze of living light ! O'er the hushed deep the yellow beam he throws, Gilds the green wave, that trembles as it glows.
Page 527 - ... to make it the required shape. The head is cut out of the solid rock, and measures nearly 30 feet from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, and about U ft.
Page 352 - Nazareth was taken by Sultan Khalil in 1291, when he stormed the last refuge of the Crusaders in the neighbouring city of Acre. From that time, not Nazareth only, but the whole of Palestine, was closed to the devotions of Europe. The Crusaders were expelled from Asia, and in Europe the spirit of the Crusades was extinct. But the natural longing to see the scenes of the events of the Sacred History...
Page 105 - Rode thro" the jaws of Death, Half a league back again, Up from the mouth of Hell, All that was left of them, Left of six hundred. " Honour the brave and bold ! Long shall the tale be told, Yea, when our babes are old — How they rode onward.
Page 380 - Winged is each heart, and winged every heel ; They fly, yet notice not how fast they fly ; But by the time the dewless meads reveal The fervent sun's ascension in the sky, Lo, towered Jerusalem salutes the eye! A thousand pointing fingers tell the tale ; "Jerusalem!" a thousand voices cry, "All hail, Jerusalem !" hill, down, and dale, Catch the glad sounds, and shout,
Page 352 - ... but the whole of Palestine, was closed to the devotions of Europe. The Crusaders were expelled from Asia, and in Europe the spirit of the Crusades was extinct. But the natural longing to see the scenes of the events of the Sacred History — the superstitious craving to win for prayers the favour of consecrated localities-— did not expire with the Crusades.
Page 205 - Salamis ! Their azure arches, through the long expanse, More deeply purpled meet his mellowing glance, And tenderest tints along their summits driven Mark his gay course, and own the hues of Heaven ; Till darkly shaded from the land, and deep, Behind his Delphian cliff he sinks to sleep.
Page 164 - Thee (alone) do we worship, and of Thee (alone) do we ask Aid. "Guide us to the Path that is straight "The Path of those for whom thy Love is great, not those on whom is Hate, nor they that deviate. "Amen!
Page 309 - ... dress of the clan, viz., an undergarment of calico, gray or blue, extending to the mid-leg, and fastened round the waist by a leathern girdle, in the fashion of our June-saint, John the Baptist. The sleeves are wide, and have very long pendant points. Over this is thrown the cloak (abah) of goats' hair, having usually broad, vertical stripes of white and brown. On the head is the handkerchief (Kafeeyah) of yellow silk or cotton, tied round the temples by a cord of black camels