Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land, Volume 2

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Page 343 - What might this be? A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory, Of calling shapes and beckoning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names On sands and shores and desert wildernesses.
Page 204 - Now, upon SYRIA'S land of roses Softly the light of eve reposes, And, like a glory, the broad sun Hangs over sainted LEBANON ; Whose head in wintry grandeur towers, And whitens with eternal sleet, While summer, in a vale of flowers, Is sleeping rosy at his feet.
Page 134 - TITHO is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments '• from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength 1 I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Page 112 - Behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee : they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk. 5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks : and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Page 39 - Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that boldest the height of the hill : though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.
Page 346 - Although they be destitute of Taverns, yet have they their Coffa-houses, which something resemble them. There sit they chatting most of the day; and sippe of a drinke called Coffa (of the berry that it is made of) in little China dishes, as hot as they can suffer it: blacke as soote, and tasting not much unlike it (why not that blacke broth which was in use amongst the Lacedemonians !) which helpeth, as they say, digestion, and procureth alacrity: many of the coffa-men keeping beautifull boyes, who...
Page 97 - These ruins are very considerable — besides the foundations of a whole line of houses, there are two theatres, on the north and west sides of the town — the former quite destroyed, but the latter in very tolerable preservation, and very handsome ; near it the ancient pavement, with wheel-tracks of carriages, is still visible. Broken columns and capitals lie in every direction, and sarcophagi to the east of the town, where the tombs are, — and these tombs are by far the most interesting antiquities...
Page 214 - ... the little birds warbling^ and a perpetual hum of insect life pervading the air with its drowsy melody. Eden is close by, — these are „ the trees of Eden," "the choice and best of Lebanon," — these are the trees — there can be none nobler, which Solomon spake of, " from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop on the wall...
Page 344 - If, during the day-time, any persons remain behind on the road, either when overtaken by sleep or detained by their natural occasions, •until the caravan has passed a hill and is no longer in sight, they unexpectedly hear themselves called to by their names, and in a tone of voice to which they are accustomed.
Page 62 - There is no spot (you will not now wonder at my saying so) at or near Jerusalem, half so interesting as the Mount of Olives ; and, on the other hand, from no other point is Jerusalem seen to such advantage. Oh ! what a relief it was to quit its narrow, filthy, ill-paved streets for that lovely hill, climbing it by the same rocky path our Saviour and his faithful few so often trod, and resting on its brow, as they did, when their Divine Instructor, looking down on Jerusalem in her glory, uttered those...

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