Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land, Volumen2


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Página 341 - 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.
Página 58 - And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
Página 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.
Página 202 - 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.
Página 344 - 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...
Página 134 - WHO 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? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Página 342 - 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.
Página 85 - ... hundred years ago. If I recollect right, one might now jump down the Tarpeian rock at Rome without much risk of broken limbs. Every scene of our Saviour's life at Nazareth is marked by chapels and churches ; there is a well, however, named after the Virgin, to the east of the city, which we gazed at with extreme interest ; it still supplies Nazareth with water, and thither, without a doubt, came the Virgin mother and her Saviour Son, day after day, to draw water, — as we saw the daughters of...
Página 117 - Reascending it, we met sheep and goats by thousands, and camels by hundreds, coming down to drink, — all in beautiful condition. How — let me again cite the prophecy — how runs it? — " Ammon shall be a desolation ! — Kabbah of the Ammonites . . . shall be a desolate heap...
Página 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.

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