Letters of a German countess; written during her travels in Turkey, Egypt, the Holy land, Syria, Nubia, &c. in 1843-4 [tr. from Orientalische Briefe].

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Page 119 - They fought from heaven ; The stars in their courses fought against Sisera. The river of Kishon swept them away, That ancient river, the river Kishon.
Page 137 - And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Page 133 - The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
Page 285 - Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.
Page 43 - He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. Love ye therefore the stranger : for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Page 149 - And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.
Page 215 - ... I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment ; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats of state or judicature : and upon the seats I saw four and twenty ancient and majestical persons sitting, which were the Patriarchs and Prophets of the Old Testament, and the Apostles and Evangelists of the New, and the Saints of both ; which were honoured with their participation of glory, and their assistance of the righteous judgment...
Page 181 - but where is the lamb for a burnt offering ? " " My son, God will provide Himself a lamb,
Page 196 - It was not only to the members of the religious and knightly orders that the summons of a Peter of Amiens, a Bernard of Clairvaux, for the rescue of the holy sepulchre from the hands of the infidels was addressed; to all who should join the expedition eternal salvation was promised. And in consequence of this, multitudes belonging to the most diverse conditions of life, who were eager for the adventure, took part in the march to Jerusalem, as in a general pilgrimage. For the great majority of...

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