Travels Along the Mediterranean and Parts Adjacent: In Company with the Earl of Belmore, During the Years 1816-17-18: Extending as Far as the Second Cataract of the Nile, Jerusalem, Damascus, Balbec, &c. ...


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Seite 216 - And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the Lord our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us? We will go three days...
Seite 147 - The breast, shoulders, neck, and head, which are those of a human being, remain uncovered, as also the back, which is that of a lion ; the neck is very much eroded, and, to a person near, the head seems as if it were too heavy for its support. The head-dress has the appearance of an old-fashioned wig, or periwig, projecting out about the ears, like the hair of the Berber!
Seite 27 - ... as if bidding defiance to the whole world to produce such another draught. Most of the party, induced by their example, tasted also of the far-famed waters, and having tasted, pronounced them of the finest relish, notwithstanding the pollution of clay and mud with which they were contaminated ; a decision which we never had occasion to revoke during the whole time of our stay in Egypt, or even since. The water in Albania is good ; but the water of the Nile is the finest in the world.
Seite xx - Two craggy rocks projecting to the main, The roaring wind's tempestuous rage restrain ; Within, the waves in softer murmurs glide, And ships secure without their halsers ride!
Seite 416 - ... instrument like a sickle, towards Osiris, who is seated. Before him is a table of hieroglyphics well executed, probably expressing the object of his application to the divinity. The next ornament is a colossal statue of about thirty feet, wrought in a deep niche of the precipice ; it is standing, and two tall feathers rise up from the middle of the headdress, with the globe or moon on each side. In a projection of the rock, shaped like a buttress and covered with hieroglyphics, is a colossal...
Seite 153 - Egypt on the west, there is a rocky flat, varying from a quarter of a mile to half a mile in...
Seite 208 - ... same time, so different from what is ever seen in Europe that the mind is astonished, and feels as if absolutely introduced to personages of the remotest ages, to converse with them, and to witness the ceremonies by which they delighted to honour their gods. The temple at Dendera, says this author, is by far the finest in Egypt ; the devices have more soul in them; and the execution is of the choicest description.
Seite 307 - ... ladies without being bastinadoed.' We flattered ourselves that we had done with the doctor's cosmogony, but unluckily, at Esneh, he stumbles on another and a more ancient zodiac than that at Dendera; and here again he falls foul on the beetles, and the French philosophers, than whom, he affirms, ' the most undiluted fanatic, who kisses a wooden saint for salvation, or presents a golden heart to the Virgin Mary for safety, is not more credulous and absurd in his practice and belief.
Seite 356 - Melook, than any of the human race that ever fell under my observation. They are as different from the Copts in Egypt, both in hue and feature, as a Hindoo is from a Frenchman.
Seite 181 - ... thick. There have been at certain intervals projections of the wall or towers ; but it is difficult to say whether for purposes of defence or strength.* Dr Richardson observes, in reference to the sculptures on the temple of Dendera, that " the female figures are so extremely well executed that they do all but speak, and have a mildness of feature and expression that never was surpassed.

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