Visit to the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert: With an Account, Ancient and Modern, of the Oasis of Amun, and the Other Oases Now Under the Dominion of the Pasha of Egypt

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1837 - 341 עמודים
 

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עמוד 50 - A part how small of the terraqueous globe Is tenanted by man? the rest a waste; Rocks, deserts, frozen seas, and burning sands! Wild haunts of monsters, poisons, stings, and death Such is earth's melancholy map! but, far 'More sad! this earth is a true map of man: So bounded are its haughty lord's delights To woe's wide empire, where deep troubles toss.
עמוד 33 - The pipe, with solemn interposing puff. Makes half a sentence at a time enough; The dozing sages drop the drowsy strain. Then pause, and puff— and speak, and pause again. Such often, like the tube they so admire, Important triflers ! have more smoke than fire.
עמוד 241 - ... 24 feet by 20, supported by four pillars five feet in diameter at the shaft, the walls, as far as they are visible, being traced with figures and hieroglyphics. The winged globe, encompassed by the serpent, the emblem of eternity, is carved over one of the doors. This oasis is composed of twelve villages, of which ten are within five or six miles of each other ; the remaining two being much farther off at the entrance of the plain, and scarcely looked upon as belonging to this division. The sheik...
עמוד 237 - Augela ; and Tazerbo, which is still farther to the west, forms part of the same Oasis ; and they suppose that Wadee Zerzoora also communicates with it. The inhabitants are...
עמוד 230 - Ee'aum., was 18J0, and quite warm to the hand ; at midday, the exterior air being 15°, it was 21°, and cold to the hand ; and in the evening at 9...
עמוד 134 - I was confined to my tent the whole of this day by a painful attack of ophthalmia ; and although in the morning it was very severe, yet by double doses of the contents of an inestimable bottle, I have nearly subdued it. As some of my readers may wish to know what this wonderful vial contains — what this infallible remedy for such a baneful complaint can be — I will tell the history of it, though I cannot fully gratify the desire of the curious. The purser of the French frigate, the 'Luxor...
עמוד 4 - The lid of the case was, on this occasion, purposely kept open . therefore, had their incantations really possessed- any influence, except over the reptiles which had been trained to obey their call, this horned snake would most assuredly have made its appearance. Many travellers have believed in the power of these jugglers, because they have not succeeded in detecting their artifices. I do not pretend to understand their tricks ; but it seems to me highly probable that the serpents and scorpions...
עמוד 4 - They are said to be hidden in the innermost recesses of the walls. They afterwards went to a tomb where Mr. Bonomi resided, and seemed to charm from their holes another serpent and some scorpions, but failed in enticing a fine serpent which Mr.
עמוד 110 - ... it be not the side which has been sponged. The paper, when applied to the sculpture, should be evenly patted with a napkin folded rather stiffly ; and, if any part of the figures or hieroglyphics be in intaglio or elaborately worked, it is better to press the paper over that part with the fingers.
עמוד 5 - ... snake would most assuredly have made its appearance. Many travellers have believed in the power of these jugglers, because they have not succeeded in detecting their artifices. I do not pretend to understand their tricks ; but it seems to me highly probable that the serpents and scorpions which they profess to find, are only those that they have themselves let loose, and which have been previously accustomed to be summoned in some peculiar manner to receive their food. The Psylli engage, for...

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