View of Ancient and Modern Egypt: With an Outline of Its Natural History

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J. & J. Harper, 1831 - 348 pages

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Page 197 - Son of man, dig now in the wall." And when I had digged in the wall, behold a door: and he said unto me, "Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.
Page 207 - How much commerce and navigation in particular, how many shipbuilders, sailors, sailmakers, ropemakers, must have been employed in order to bring together the different drugs made use of by the dyer, which often come from the remotest corners of the world! What a variety of labor too is necessary in order to produce the tools of the meanest of those workmen!
Page 170 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on the south side of the...
Page 23 - ... another, he may communicate the process by which his own recovery was effected, or by which, in any other instance, he knew the disease to be removed.
Page 134 - ... distinct inscriptions : and the last, which is in Greek, ends with the information, that the decree, which it contains, was ordered to be engraved in three different characters, the sacred letters, the letters of the country, and the Greek. Unfortunately a considerable part of the first inscription is wanting : the beginning of the second, and the end of the third, are also mutilated ; so that we have no precise points of coincidence from which we can set out, in our attempts to decipher the...
Page 54 - At length the native Egyptian princes rebelled against these tyrants, and, after a tedious warfare, drove them out of the rest of Egypt, and shut them up in Avaris, where they had collected all their cattle and plunder, and besieged them with an army of 480,000 men. But, despairing of success, the Egyptians concluded a treaty with them, and they were suffered to depart unmolested from Egypt, with all their households, amounting to 240,000 souls, and their cattle. Accordingly they crossed the desert;...
Page 184 - It was impossible to view and to reflect Upon a picture so copious and so detailed as this I have just described, without fancying that I saw here the original of many of Homer's battles, the portrait of some of the historical narratives of Herodotus, and one of the principal ground-works of the...

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