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Return to Egypt and labors during his second residence

there in connexion with Messrs. King and Wolff.

Voyage-Attention from consuls Discussion with

Jews_Visit to the tomb of Parsons—Interview
with four Rabbies—Catholic convent-Ill temper
of a curate_Coptic convent-Interview at the
Danish consul's

Excitement created - Visit to Ro-
setta--Mouth of the Nile-Passage to Cairo-Labors
in that city~Visit to a Jewish synagogue-Descrip-
tion of a Soofi-Upper Egypt-Interview with a

Journey from Egypt to Jerusalem through the desert,

including his labors and observations in the Holy

City and vicinity.

Commencement of the journey–The caravan-The

wilderness-Sabbath reflections—Sufferings by heat
-Shore of the Mediterranean–Entrance into Syria

--Annoyance from Bedouins—-Gaza--Esdood-
Scenery of the country--Approach to Jerusalem-
Entrance-Description--LetterIntroduction to
the governor-First Sabbath-Visit to Gethsemane

-Siloah-Bethlehem--Field of the shepherds-
Celebration of the Lord's Supper--Visit to the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre-The holy fire-Un-
pleasant occurrence-Concert of prayer on Mount
Olivet-Cave of Jeremiah-Prison of Zedekiah-
Bethany–Valley of Jehoshaphat--Sepulchre of the
kings-Monastery of the Cross-—-Tombs of the
prophets and the Sanhedrim-Conversation with
priests—Preparation for journeying—Visit to the
Dead Sea-River Jordan-Jericho--Apple of Sodom
-Intercourse with Jews, and various Christian sects
-Mount Moriah-Pentecost of Oriental Christians,


Journey from Jerusalem to Beyroot and Mount Lebanon,

and residence in Antoora.

Departure from Jerusalem-Arrival at Acre-Tyre-

Sidon-Beyroot-Visit to Emeer Besheer-Descrip-
tion of the palace, &c.-Female head-dress-Resi-
dence at Antoora-Convents of the mountains
Infant baptism--Missionary interview~Visit to
Bzomer-Tripoli-Convent of Mar Antonius-Rug.
gedness of the way-Statistical-Cedars of Lebanon

Journey to the principal cities in the north part of Syria,

residence at Jaffa and Jerusalem, and final return to


Way to Damascus Approach to the city-View of it

- Population-Departure for Aleppo-Intense heat
-Alarms Uncomfortable condition at Shekhoon-
Addition to the caravan -Arrival at Aleppo-Ex-
citement occasioned-Letter to Mr. Temple-Resi-
dence in the city–Visit to Antioch-Ruins of an
earthquake-Remnant of the church---Departure
for Tripoli–Thunder storm-Hospitality of a shekh
--Natural scenery-Difficulties at Lattakia--Water
passage to Tripoli attempted—

Turkish insolence-
Journey by land resumed-Severe storm encounter-
ed-Lodge in the mountains—Governor of Tartoos
— Turkish guide-Arrival at Tripoli--Return to

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Puiny Fisk was born at Shelburne, Mass. June 24, 1792. He was the fourth son of Mr. Ebenezer Fisk, whose place of nativity was Sutton in the same State. The maiden name of his mother was Sarah Barnard. His parents were virtuous and worthy. They lived retired and in moderate circumstances. But though "to fortune and to fame unknown," they exhibited evidence of humble piety, and trained up their children 'in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.'

The subject of this Memoir was, from early youth, distinguished by an engaging disposition, and unusual sobriety. Though generally disinclined to youthful vanities, he was not destitute of vivacity, and humor. A prominent trait in his early character, and one that was distinct in his subsequent life, was persevering application. Whatever the business might be, to which his attention was called, he did not shrink from it on account of difficulty or labor; but promptly applied himself to it, and persevered, till his work was done. As a child he was faithful, dutiful, and affectionate. Pleasure as well as duty moved him to meet with readiness the

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