A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage Up the Red-Sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt ;: And of a Route Through the Desarts of Thebais, Hitherto Unknown to the European Traveller, in the Year M.DCC.LXVII. In Letters to a Lady

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J. Dodsley, 1780 - Arabian Peninsula - 400 pages

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Page 39 - When even at last the solemn hour shall come, And wing my mystic flight to future worlds, I cheerful will obey ; there, with new powers, Will rising wonders sing. I cannot go Where universal love not smiles around...
Page 263 - Be to her faults a little blind ; Be to her virtues very kind.
Page 39 - Be my tongue mute, my fancy paint no more, And, dead to joy, forget my heart to beat! Should fate command me to the fartheft verge Of the green earth, to diftant barbarous climes, Rivers unknown to fong ; where firft the fun Gilds Indian mountains, or his fetting beam Flames on th...
Page 371 - ... multitude. To the eye below, the capital of the pillar does not appear capable of holding more than one man upon it; but our seamen found it could contain no less than eight persons very conveniently. "It is...
Page 370 - ... anxious to possess a relic of this antiquity, and one of the volutes of the column was immaturely brought down, in the year 1781, by a prank of some English captains, which is thus related by Mr.
Page 371 - Turkish government, he left them to themselves ; and politely answered, that the English were too great patriots to injure the remains of Pompey. He knew little, however, of the disposition of the people who were engaged in this undertaking.
Page 371 - A two-inch rope was tied to one end of the string, and drawn over the pillar by the end to which the kite was affixed. By this rope one of the seamen ascended to the top ; and in less than an hour a kind of shroud was constructed, by which the whole company went up, and drank their punch amid the shouts of the astonished multitude.
Page 371 - The inhabitants were by this time apprised of what was going forward, and flocked in crowds to be witnesses of the address and boldness of the English. The governor of Alexandria was told that these seamen were about to pull down Pompey's pillar.
Page 371 - The boat was ordered, and with proper implements for the attempt, these enterprising heroes pushed ashore, to drink a bowl of punch on the top of Pompey's pillar ! At the spot they arrived, and many contrivances were proposed to accomplish the desired point. But their labour was vain, and they began to despair of success, when the genius who struck out the frolic happily suggested the means of performing it.
Page 372 - The only detriment which the pillar received was the loss of the volute before mentioned, which came down with a thundering sound, and was carried to England by one of the captains, as a present to a lady who commissioned him for a piece of the pillar.

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