A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem: At Easter, A.D. 1697

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S. G. Simpkins, 1836 - Jerusalem - 271 pages

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Page 139 - Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
Page 82 - On the north side, it has an old Turkish ungarrisoned castle ; besides which, you see nothing here but a mere Babel of broken walls, pillars, vaults, &c. ; there being not so much as one entire house left. Its present inhabitants are only a few poor wretches harbouring themselves in the vaults, and subsisting chiefly upon fishing; who seem to be preserved in this place by Divine Providence, as a visible argument how God has fulfilled his word concerning Tyre, namely, that ' it should be as the top...
Page 162 - Toward the end of this procession, there was a pigeon came fluttering into the cupolo over the sepulchre ; at sight of which, there was a greater shout and clamour than before. This bird, the Latins told us, was purposely let fly by the Greeks, to deceive the people into an opinion that it was a visible descent of the Holy Ghost.
Page 151 - A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
Page 145 - ... a kind of fruit*, which induces me to believe that there may be a greater deceit in this fruit than that which is usually reported of it ; and that its very being as well as its beauty is a fiction, only kept up, as my Lord Bacon observes many * Tacit. Hist., lib. r. ; Joseph. Bell. Jud., lib. v. cap. 5. other false notions are, because it serves for a good allusion, and helps the poet to a similitude.
Page 172 - The corpses are let down into it from the top, there being five holes left open for that purpose. Looking down through these holes we could see many bodies under several degrees of decay, from which it may be conjectured that this grave does not make that quick despatch with the corpses committed to it, which is commonly reported.
Page 195 - On the northwest you discern at a distance the Mediterranean, and all round, you have the spacious and beautiful plains of Esdraelon and Galilee. Turning a little southward, you have in view the high mountains of Gilboa, fatal to Saul and his sons.
Page 97 - We were sufficiently instructed by experience, what the holy Psalmist means by the dew of Hermon, our tents being as wet with it, as if it had rained all night.
Page 59 - Adonis, who was killed by a wild boar in the mountains, out of which this stream rises. Something like this we saw actually come to pass : for the water was stained to a surprising redness ; and, as we observed in travelling, had discoloured the sea a great way into a reddish hue, occasioned doubtless by a sort of minium, or red earth, washed into the river by the violence of the rain, and not by any stain from Adonis's blood.
Page 194 - Master, it is good for us to be here : let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, one for Moses, and one for Elias : not knowing what he said.

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