Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt: Undertaken by Order of the Old Government of France, Volume 2
J. Stockdale, 1807
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TRAVELS IN UPPER & LOWER EGYPT, Volume 1
C. S. (Charles Sigisbert) 1751 Sonnini,Henry 1741-1802 Hunter
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Page 59 - And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
Page 103 - The camel knows the garments of him by whom he has been treated with injustice; seizes them in his teeth ; shakes them with violence ; and tramples on them in a rage. When his anger is appeased, he leaves them, and then the owner of...
Page 103 - The animal recognises the clothes, seizes them in his teeth, shakes them with violence, and tramples on them in a rage. When his anger is appeased, he leaves them, and then the owner of the garments may make his appearance, and, without fear, may load and guide him as he pleases. " I have sometimes seen these animals, (says M.
Page 103 - weary of the impatience of their riders, stop short, turn round their long neck to bite them, and utter cries of rage. In these circumstances the man must be careful not to alight, as he would infallibly be torn to pieces : he must also refrain from striking his beast, as that would but increase his fury. Nothing can be done but to have patience, and appease the animal by patting him with the hand...
Page 189 - I cannot bear that one, with whom I have eaten the repast of friendship, whom I have protected at the hazard of my life, and who is become my brother, should have recourse to another for assistance. Take this money : it is yours. If you refuse it, I shall think that you disdain a friend, because he is one of the people of the desert*.
Page 40 - Saadi came, accompanied by a priest of his sect, who carried in his bosom a large serpent, of a dusky green and copper colour, which he was continually handling, and after having recited a prayer, he delivered it to the Saadi. I observed that the teeth of the reptile had been extracted : it was however very lively.
Page 150 - These banditti thought it not sufficient to appear just, they would also be polite. The chief brought me his horse, and insisted on my mounting it, to ride the little distance from the place we were to the monastery, while he attended me on foot. Some others of the Arabs paid the same respect to my companions, each of them walking, in like manner, by the side of his horse. When we came near the walls, we saw some baskets of bread, and wooden dishes of lentils, let down by ropes. Seating ourselves...
Page 40 - The priest carried in his bosom a large serpent of a dusky green and copper colour, which he was continually handling ; and after having recited a prayer, he delivered it to the Saadi. The narrative proceeds : — " With a vigorous hand the Saadi seized the serpent, which twisted itself round his naked arm. He began to appear agitated ; his countenance was discomposed ; his eyes rolled ; he uttered terrible cries, bit the animal in the head, and tore off a morsel, which we saw him chew and swallow....
Page 65 - ... horizontal line, that it might neither drag on the ground nor brush against the plants. On the other side of the hedge I found the fragments of his meal : it had consisted of a bird of prey, great part of which he had devoured.
Page 293 - And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.