Letters from the East:: Written During a Recent Tour Through Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, the Holy Land, Syria, and Greece, כרך 1

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Henry Colburn, 1826
 

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עמוד 328 - Hippicus, and hard by two others were erected by King Herod in the old wall. These were for largeness, beauty, and strength beyond all that were in the habitable earth; for besides the magnanimity of his nature and his...
עמוד 326 - All these rocks are hewn into sepulchres of various forms and sizes ; no doubt they were the tombs of the ancient Jews ; and are in general cut with considerable care and skill. They are often the resting-place of the benighted passenger.
עמוד 89 - Arabs, and Turks. At a number of small sheds, each of which had its light, or small fire, you might have meat, fish, &c. ready dressed. We entered one of the coffee-houses, or large tents, to the top of which a row of lamps was suspended ; and, being open in front, we could sip the refreshing beverage, and still enjoy the animated spectacle around.
עמוד 77 - The effect of the moonlight on the eyes in this country is singularly injurious : the natives tell you, as I found afterwards they also did in Arabia, always to cover your eyes when you sleep in the open air. It is rather strange that passage in the Psalms, " the sun shall not strike thee by day, nor the moon by night," should not have been thus illustrated, as the allusion seems direct.
עמוד 333 - The whole appearance of the place is romantic : and the prophet might have resided here, while exercising his ministry, with very little hardship. The neighbourhood still, no doubt, produces excellent honey, which is to be had throughout Palestine. High up the rocky side of the hill on the left, amidst a profusion of trees, is the cave or grotto of St. John. A fountain gushes out close by. When we talk of wildernesses, mountains, and plains in Palestine, it is to be understood that they seldom answer...
עמוד 210 - On the third morning we set out early from the convent for the summit of Mount Sinai, with two Arab guides. The ascent was, for some time, over long and broken flights of stone steps, placed there by the Greeks. The path was often narrow and steep, and wound through lofty masses of rock on each side. In about half an hour we came to a well of excellent water ; a short distance above which, is a small mined chapel.
עמוד 88 - ... the roaring of cannon, illuminations, and fireworks. The shores of the Nile, a long way down from Boulak, were covered with groups of people, — some seated beneath the large spreading sycamores smoking, others gathered around parties of Arabs, who were dancing with infinite gaiety and pleasure, and uttering loud exclamations of joy, — affording an amusing contrast to the passionless demeanour and tranquil features of their Moslem oppressors. Perpetually moving over the scene, which was illumined...
עמוד 88 - ... affording an amusing contrast to the passionless demeanour and tranquil features of their Moslem oppressors. After some time, we crossed to the opposite shore : the scene was here much more interesting ; ranks of people were closely seated on the shelving banks of the Nile, and behind them was a long bine of persons selling various articles of fruit and eatables.
עמוד 338 - AT the south-east of Zion, in the vale of Jehoshaphat, they say the gardens of Solomon stood, and also on the sides of the hill adjoining that of Olivet . It was not a bad, though rather a confined, site for them. The valley here is covered with a rich verdure, divided by hedges into a number of small gardens.
עמוד 212 - Sinai extensive plains or sandy deserts, where the camp of the hosts was placed ; where the families of Israel stood at the doors of their tents, and the line was drawn round the mountain, which no one might break through, on pain of death. But it is not thus. Save the valley by which we approached Sinai, about half a mile wide and a few miles in length, and a small plain we afterwards passed through, with a rocky hill in the middle, there appear to be few open places round the mount.

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