The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 23

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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 - What a variety of labour, too, is necessary in order to produce the tools of the meanest of those workmen! To say nothing of such complicated machines as the ship of the sailor, the mill of the...
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 193 - I cannot give an adequate idea of this beautiful and invaluable piece of antiquity, and can only say, that nothing has been brought into Europe from Egypt that can be compared with it. The cover was not there : it had been taken out, and broken into several pieces, which we found in digging before the first entrance.
Page 182 - ... of the precipice instantly fall down ; and the driver, clinging with one hand to the car, the reins and whip falling from the other, his body trembling with despair, is about to be hurled over the backs of the horses. In the other, the horses still find a footing on the side of the hill, and are hurrying forward their drivers to inevitable destruction : these throw themselves back upon the car in vain.
Page 197 - So I went in and saw ; and, behold, every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed upon the wall round about.
Page 82 - I can truly assert, all that has been said of it ; and whoever takes the trouble to examine them will find all the works of Greece much inferior to this, both in regard to workmanship and expense. The temples of Ephesus and Samos may justly claim admiration, and the Pyramids may individually be compared to many of the magnificent structures erected by the Greeks ; but even these are inferior to the Labyrinth. It is composed of twelve courts, all of which...
Page 184 - 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...
Page 119 - The .French have uncovered all the pedestal of this statue, and all the cumbent or leonine parts of the figure ; these were before entirely concealed by sand. Instead, however, of answering the expectations raised concerning the work upon which it was supposed to rest, the pedestal proves to be a wretched substructure of brick-work and small pieces of stone put together, like the most insignificant piece of modern masonry, and wholly out of character both with respect to the prodigious labour bestowed...
Page 183 - ... fight, drag them to the shore. Others, having escaped by another road, are entering the gates of the town amid the shrieks and lamentations of those within. Towers, ramparts, and battlements are crowded with inhabitants, who are chiefly bearded old men, and women. A party of the former are seen sallying forth, headed by a youth, whose different dress and high turban mark him out as some distinguished chieftain...

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