A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures and Sufferings by Shipwreck & Imprisonment, of Donald Campbell: Esq., of Barbreck: with the Singular Humours of His Tartar Guide, Hassan Artaz; Comprising the Occurrences of Four Years and Five Days, in an Overland Journey to India

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E. Duyckinck, 1801 - 359 pages
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Page 196 - To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 162 - Commov'd around, in gathering eddies play. Nearer and nearer still they darkening come, Till, with the general all-involving storm Swept up, the whole continuous wilds arise; And, by their noon-day fount dejected thrown, Or sunk at night in sad disastrous sleep, Beneath descending hills the caravan Is buried deep. In Cairo's crowded streets, The impatient merchant, wondering, waits in vain; And Mecca saddens at the long delay.
Page 196 - WE were now treading that illustrious Island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances...
Page 64 - So stale and cheap to vulgar company, Opinion, that did help me to the crown, Had still kept loyal to possession And left me in reputeless banishment, A fellow of no mark nor likelihood.
Page 235 - On the 19th the sky was obscured by immense fleeces -of clouds, surcharged with inflammable matter : and in the evening the rain fell in torrents, the firmament darkened apace, sudden night came on, and the horrors of extreme darkness were rendered still more horrible by the peals of thunder which rent the air, and the frequent flashes of lightning, which served only to...
Page 162 - Breath'd hot From all the boundless furnace of the sky, And the wide glittering waste of burning sand, A suffocating wind the pilgrim smites With instant death.
Page 195 - As soon as he stopped at a caravansera, he immediately called lustily about him in the name of the Sultan, demanding, with an imperious and menacing tone of voice, fresh horses, victuals, &c. on the instant. The terror of this great man operated like magic ; nothing could exceed the activity of the men, the briskness of the women, and the terror of the children ; for the...
Page 136 - ... which is arched, and serves for warehouses to store goods, for lodgings, and for stables, while the upper is used merely for lodgings ; besides which they are always accommodated with a fountain, and have cooks' shops and other conveniences to supply the wants of lodgers. In Aleppo, the caravanserais are almost exclusively occupied by merchants, to whom they are, like other houses, rented.
Page 194 - ... the state ; while the great men whose business they are employed in, make them feel the weight of authority, and treat them with the greatest contempt : hence they become habitually...
Page 221 - It was still the hot season of the year, and we were to travel through that country, over which the horrid wind I have before mentioned sweeps its consuming blasts : it is called by the Turks samiel, is mentioned by holy Job under the name of the East Wind, and extends its ravages all the way from the extreme end o'f the Gulph of...

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