Eastern Life: Present and Past, Volume 1

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Edward Moxon, 1848

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Page iii - Also he hath placed the world in man's heart, yet cannot man find out the work which God worketh from the beginning to the end: declaring not obscurely that God hath framed the mind of man as a mirror or glass capable of the image of the universal world, and joyful to receive the impression thereof, as the eye joyeth to receive light...
Page 3 - SHARPE (S.) The History of Egypt, from the Earliest Times till the Conquest by the Arabs, AD 640.
Page 219 - God was displeased with us, and there came up from the East, in a strange manner, men of an ignoble race, who had the confidence to invade our country, and easily subdued it by their power, without any battle.
Page 310 - the people had nothing to do with " the laws but to obey them," and his sentiment was loudly applauded.
Page 36 - Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
Page 67 - Nile, every drop of water needed for tillage, and for all other purposes, for the rest of the year, is hauled up and distributed by human labour, up to the point where the sakia, worked by oxen, supersedes the shadoof, worked by men. Truly the Desert is here a hard task-master ; or, rather, a pertinacious enemy, to be incessantly guarded against : but yet a friendly adversary, inasmuch as such natural compulsion to toil is favourable to a nation's character. One other obligation which the Egyptians...
Page 61 - But it is better as it is. If we could once blow away the sand, to discover the temples and palaces, we should next want to rend the rocks, to lay open the tombs ; and Heaven knows what this would set us wishing further. It is best as it is ; for the time has not come for the full discovery of the treasures of Egypt.
Page 290 - Many centuries later, when Greeks began to settle in Egypt, they found that the easternmost statue of the Pair had been shattered down to the waist. According to one report, this mutilation was due to the capricious fury of Cambyses, as conqueror...
Page 66 - Greek or Persian was heard of in the world ; the passage of the dead across the river or lake of the valley, attended by the conductor of souls, the god Anubis ; the formidable dog, the guardian of the mansion of Osiris (or the divine abode) ; the balance in which the heart or deeds of the deceased are weighed against the symbol of integrity ; the infant Harpocrates — the emblem of a new life, seated before the throne of the judge ; the range of assessors who are to pronounce on the life of the...
Page 335 - But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

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