Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land

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D. Huntington, 1814 - Europe
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Page 355 - And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot : and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.
Page 282 - ... who had his dwelling among the tombs ; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.
Page 309 - There is nothing in the Holy Land finer than the view of Napolose, from the heights around it. As the traveller descends towards it from the hills, it appears luxuriantly embosomed in the most delightful and fragrant bowers ; half concealed by rich gardens, and by stately trees collected into groves, all around the bold and beautiful valley in which it stands.
Page 372 - The atmosphere was remarkably clear and serene; but we saw none of those clouds of smoke which by some writers are said to exhale from the surface of Lake Asphaltites, nor from any neighbouring mountain.
Page 353 - And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the Mount of Corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.
Page 304 - Arabs, warriors out of every nation which is under heaven, have pitched their tents upon the Plain of Esdraelon, and have beheld the various banners of their Nations wet with the dews of Tabor and of Hermon.
Page 228 - The grand object of travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean. On those shores were the four great empires of the world ; the Assyrian, the Persian, the Grecian, and the Roman. All our religion, almost all our law, almost all our arts, almost all that sets us above savages, has come to us from the shores of the Mediterranean.
Page 221 - some were without a nose ; others without an arm, with one ear only, or one eye ; marked men, as he termed them." 5 As late as 1815, it was not uncommon to meet in the streets of 'Akka men who had been deprived by Jezzar of an eye, an ear, or part of the nose.
Page 338 - One particularly attracted our notice," he says, "from its extraordinary coincidence with all the circumstances attaching to the history of our Saviour's tomb. The large stone that once closed its mouth, had been, perhaps for ages, rolled away. Stooping down to look into it, we observed within a fair sepulchre, containing a repository, upon one side only, for a single body ; whereas, in most of the others, there were two, and in many of them more than two.
Page 388 - In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

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