Wanderings among the Falashas in Abyssinia: together with a description of the country and its various inhabitants. Illustrated by a map and twenty engravings of scenes and persons, taken on the spot
Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt, 1862 - 322 עמודים
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עמוד 190 - Weeks, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles.
עמוד 185 - The most probable conjecture is, that at a very early period — perhaps when Solomon's fleet navigated the Red Sea — some adventurous Jews, impelled by love of gain, settled among the pleasant hills of Arabia Felix ; whilst others of a more daring and enterprising spirit were induced to try their fortunes in the more remote, though not less salubrious, mountain scenes of Ethiopia.
עמוד 186 - Judith, they maintained till the beginning of the 17th century a chequered and independent existence. With the fall of their last ruler, and the capture of their strongholds, the Falashas were driven from their rocky homes, and forced to seek a refuge in the midst of their enemies, the detested Amharas.
עמוד 192 - See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days ; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
עמוד 156 - ... maniac. Half a dozen stalwart fellows caught hold of her, but frenzy imparted a vigour to her frame which even the united strength of these athletes was barely sufficient to keep under control. She tried to bite, kick, and tear every one within reach ; and when she found herself foiled in all those mischievous attempts, she convulsively grasped the unpaved wet floor, and, in imitation of the hyena, gave utterance to the most discordant sounds. Manacled and shackled with leather thongs, she was...
עמוד 63 - Georgis, though a reputed scion of Queen Saba's royal line, acquired no distinction in life, and awakened no sympathy or regret at his death. The small fortune of the deceased nobleman was soon seized and wasted by greedy relations, and the poor mother of Kasa (the surname of the future King), like numbers more in that demoralized country, where love is seldom hallowed by the religion that belongs to it, was, ere long, driven by want to eke out a miserable subsistence, by the sale of kosso...
עמוד 158 - ... voice, promised to obey the request. " Still anxious to delay his exit, he demanded something to eat ; and to my utter disgust, his taste was as coarse as the torments inflicted on the young woman were ungallant. Filth and dirt of the most revolting description, together with an admixture of water, were the choice delicacies he selected for his supper. This strange fare, which the most niggardly hospitality could not refuse, several persons hastened to prepare, and when all was ready, and the...
עמוד 156 - The possessed woman, as if struck by a magnetic wire, burst into loud fits of laughter and the paroxysms of a raving maniac. . . . She tried to bite, kick, and tear everyone within reach ; and when she found herself foiled in all those mischievous attempts, she convulsively grasped the unpaved wet floor, and in imitation of the hyena gave utterance to the most discordant sounds.
עמוד 156 - ... the presence of a considerable number of people the conjuror, in a business-like manner, began his exorcising art. " The poor sufferer, as if conscious of the dreaded old man's presence struggled frantically to escape his performance ; but the latter disregarding A Woman under the Influence of Bouda. her entreaties and lamentations, her fits of unnatural gaiety and bursts of thrilling anguish, with one hand laid an amulet on her heaving bosom, •whilst with the other he made her smell a rag...