Western Barbary: Its Wild Tribes and Savage Animals


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Seite 36 - For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
Seite 45 - PRAISE be to God, the Lord of all creatures, the most merciful, the king of the day of judgment. Thee do we worship, and of thee do we beg assistance. Direct us in the right way, in the way of those to whom thou hast been gracious ; not of those against whom thou art incensed, nor of those who go astray...
Seite 31 - ... four thick — the lower part of the back, the thighs, the calves of the legs, and the knees; four small — the ears, the breasts, the hands, and the feet.
Seite 88 - ... decently attired in a simple white frock, reaching to the knees, and girt with a small green band ; the sleeves being large and open. Their hair was in loose curls, hanging down the back, but spangled with curious silver ornaments : all had their cheeks highly rouged, or rather painted rose-colour ; and their chins tattooed in line and dot work. One dame I observed to have a patch of red leather on her cheeks. Their dark eyes were rendered yet darker by alkohol,* and the tips of their fingers...
Seite 34 - The ruddy morn disclosed at once to view The face of nature in a rich disguise, And brightened every object to my eyes. For every shrub, and every blade of grass, And every pointed thorn, seemed wrought in glass.
Seite 15 - ... of the jackals. Again and again the ferocious boar charged, till he buried his very snout in the body of the lion, who was kicking in the agony of death. Blood indeed flowed from the sides of the boar, but his bristles still stood erect as he triumphed over the sultan of the forest, and now he seemed to be getting bigger and bigger. ' God is great!' said I, as I trembled with dread: ' He will soon reach me on the rock.
Seite 69 - ... near which we were about to pitch our tents, when a crowd of Arabs surrounded us, cursing and swearing at the
Seite 137 - ... figure of the grandest beauty, expression, dimension, and carriage; uniting all the majesties and graces of all the heathen gods, — the little god of love alone perhaps excepted, — on its ample and symmetrical proportions. Had this nobility of person belonged to a common...
Seite 126 - or eight," said the countess, laughing, " but I can't quite remember." And, though never disowning the popular name of Sonntag, yet, in respect for the donor, her visiting cards when she appears in Prussia are always printed nee de Lauqslein.
Seite 86 - The most horrible tortures are resorted to for forcing confession of hidden wealth. The victim is put into a slow oven, or kept standing for weeks in a wooden dress ; splinters are forced between the flesh and nail of the fingers ; two fierce cats are put alive into his wide trowsers, and the breasts of his women are twisted by pincers.

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