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Page 335 - The two inner toes of the fore feet are long, sharp, and well adapted to digging and scratching. From the extremity of the nose to the end of the tail this animal measures one foot and five inches, of which the tail occupies four inches.
Page 240 - SW angle, within which a constructed tomb, with a pall thrown over it, presents itself immediately upon entering ; it is patched together out of fragments of stone and marble that have made part of other fabrics. Upon one of these are several short lines in the .Hebrew character, cut in a slovenly manner; we had them interpreted at Acre, and they proved to be merely the names of a Jew and his family who had scratched this record...
Page 228 - ... and sculpture more frequent on both sides, till it presented at last a continued street of tombs, beyond which the rocks, gradually approaching each other, seemed all at once to close without any outlet. There is, however, one frightful chasm for the passage of the stream, which furnishes, as it did anciently, the only avenue to Petra on this side.
Page 240 - Muhammedan saints, common throughout every province of Turkey. It has probably been rebuilt at no remote period ; some small columns are bedded in the walls, and some fragments of granite, and slabs of white marble are lying about. The door is near the...
Page 148 - They were increasing in size, and had overspread that part of the country in every direction. From the want of rain, and the overwhelming inroad of these insects, the farmers were nearly ruined. Nothing impeded their progress, they climbed up the highest trees and scrambled over walls, and notwithstanding the exertions of several pe.ople with brooms, the verandah and outer walls of the hospital were completely covered with them. They no longer continued to move in one particular direction, but paraded...
Page 153 - To the foregoing the American editor adds the subjoined remarks ; " la the month of June, 1823, in company with a friend, I had just crossed the Hudson river, from the town of Catskill, and was proceeding in a carriage, by the river, along the road, which is here very narrow, with the water on one side and a steep bank covered with bushes on the other.
Page 229 - ... that the eye can seldom penetrate forward beyond a few paces, and is often puzzled to distinguish in what direction the passage will open, so completely does it appear obstructed. The...
Page 235 - In the interior, one chamber of about sixty feet in length, and of a breadth proportioned, occupies three of the windows and the door ; at the lower end, the fourth window seems allotted to a very small sleeping chamber, which is not brought down to the level of the floor of the great apartment, but has a chamber below it of the same size, receiving no light but from the entrance.
Page 233 - The sides of the mountains, covered with an endless variety of excavated tombs and private dwellings, presented altogether the most singular scene we ever beheld...
Page 148 - ... keeping nearly the same direction, covering and destroying every thing green in their progress, and distributing themselves all over the neighbourhood. The devastation daily committed by them being almost incalculable, the farmers were under the necessity of collecting as many people as they could, in the vain hope that they might preserve the crop by sweeping the swarm backwards, but as often as they succeeded in repelling them in one quarter, they approached in another ; fires were then lighted...