Hand book for India and Egypt

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Wm H. Allen & Company, 1842 - Egypt - 499 pages
 

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Page 91 - Sienna marble; the walls, screens, and tombs are covered with flowers and inscriptions, executed in beautiful mosaic of cornelians, lapis-lazuli and jasper; and yet though every thing is finished like an ornament for a drawing-room chimney-piece, the general effect produced is rather solemn and impressive than gaudy.
Page 90 - After hearing its praises ever since I had been in India, its beauty rather exceeded than fell short of my expectations. The building itself is raised on an elevated terrace of white and yellow marble, and having at its angles four tall minarets of the same material.
Page 46 - too slender for their height, and for the heavy entablature and cornice which rest on them. The dome, instead of springing from nearly the same level with the roof of the surrounding portico, is raised ten feet higher on a most ugly and unmeaning attic story, and the windows (which are quite useless)
Page 46 - evidently a very costly building; its materials are excellent, being some of the finest freestone I ever saw, and it is an imitation of the celebrated Sybil's temple, of large proportions, solid masonry, and raised above the ground on a lofty and striking basement. But its pillars, instead of beautiful Corinthian, well-fluted, are of the meanest Doric. They are
Page 91 - Emperor himself. Round this hall are a number of smaller apartments, corridors, &c.; and the windows are carved in lattices of the same white marble, with the rest of the building and the screen. The pavement is in alternate squares of white and
Page 374 - regards Epidemic Cholera as essentially an affection of the nervous system, and considers the diminution of the nervous power to be the proximate effect of the efficient cause of the disease, that cause being the electrical condition of the air, arising from, or accompanied by, terrestrial exhalations of a kind
Page 375 - perceptible, and whether the disease be in any degree arrested, or in progress: if the former, nothing more is to be done till evening, when the calomel pill may be repeated, and an enema exhibited. The following morning the bowels should be again fully evacuated, and then the patient may be considered safe.
Page 499 - to England, by way of the River Ganges, the North West of Hindostan, the Himalayas, the Rivers Sutledge and Indus, Bombay and Egypt; and Hints for the Guidance of Passengers by that and other Overland Routes to the
Page 495 - office hours at the Lazaretto are from 8 AM to 12, and from 2 PM to 5 daily ; and all letters sent to the fumigating room before 9 AM daily, will be delivered in Valetta at 10; and those sent before 3, will be delivered in Valetta at 4 PM by the letter messenger.
Page iii - HAND BOOK FOR INDIA AND EGYPT, COMPRISING THE NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY FROM CALCUTTA TO ENGLAND BY WAY OF THE RIVER GANGES, THE NORTH WEST OF

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