Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque: During Four-and-twenty Years in the East, Band 1

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P. Richardson, 1850 - 523 Seiten
 

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Seite 12 - All in a hot and copper sky, The bloody Sun, at noon, Right up above the mast did stand, No bigger than the Moon. Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.
Seite 235 - Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean?
Seite 377 - Jesus, on whom be peace, has said, The world is merely a bridge ; you are to pass over it and not to build your dwellings upon it.
Seite 9 - Quito, are about fourteen feet from the tip of one wing to that of the other, and the smallest only eight.
Seite 277 - A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Seite 206 - Rheede has exhibited in a coarse delineation of its leaves only — its flowers, in their perfect state, are among the loveliest objects in the vegetable world ; and appear, through a lens, like minute rubies and emeralds in constant motion from the least breath of air. It is the sweetest and most nutritious pasture for cattle ; and its usefulness added to its beauty induced the Hindus, in their earliest ages, to believe that it was the mansion of a benevolent nymph.
Seite 434 - ... the wicked from the good; nor is God disposed to make you acquainted with what is a hidden secret, but God chooseth such of his apostles as he pleaseth, to reveal his mind unto: believe therefore in God, and his apostles; and if ye believe, and fear God, ye shall receive a great reward.
Seite 142 - ... she is forbidding fear. She wears two dead bodies for ear-rings, and a necklace of skulls; and her tongue hangs down to her chin. The hands of several giants are hung as a girdle round her loins, and her tresses fall down to her heels. Having...
Seite 361 - Women and Slaves The world and all things in it are valuable, but the most valuable thing in the world is a virtuous woman.
Seite 377 - ... death ; and is perhaps one of the finest in the world. It is five hundred and seventy-five feet square, and surrounded by a high wall, with a magnificent cloister all around within. On the outside, is a magnificent gateway, at the top of a noble flight of steps twentyfour feet high. The whole gateway is one hundred and twenty feet in height, and the same in breadth, and presents beyond the wall five sides of an octagon, of which the front face is eighty feet wide. The arch in the centre of this...