Letters on Egypt: Containing, a Parallel Between the Manners of Its Ancient and Modern Inhabitants, Its Commerce, Agriculture, Government and Religion; with the Descent of Louis IX at Damietta. Extracted from Joinville, and Arabian Authors, Volume 1

G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787

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Pagina 152 - And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod, and them that sat with him. the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
Pagina 153 - And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
Pagina 163 - A son's just right. No Grecian prince but I Has power this bow to grant or to deny. Of all that Ithaca's rough hills contain, And all wide Elis' courser-breeding plain, To me alone my father's arms descend; And mine alone they are, to give or lend.
Pagina 136 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Pagina 153 - And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me, by and by, in a charger, the head of John the Baptist.
Pagina 167 - Orpheus, whose harmonious song Once drew the listening trees along, Yet ne'er returns the vital heat The shadowy form to animate ; For when the ghost-compelling god Forms his black troops with horrid rod, He will not, lenient to the breath Of prayer, unbar the gates of death. 'Tis hard ; but patience must endure, And soothe the woes it cannot cure.
Pagina 161 - The noblest presents that our love can make; Meantime commit we to our women's care Some choice domestic viands to prepare; The traveller rising from the banquet gay, Eludes the labours of the tedious way.
Pagina 137 - About noon the table is prepared, and the viands brought in a large tray of tinned copper; -and though not great variety, there is great plenty. In the centre is a mountain of rice cooked with poultry, and highly seasoned with spice and saffron.
Pagina 164 - For Ilion now (her great defender slain) Shall sink a smoking ruin on the plain. Who now protects her wives with guardian care? Who saves her infants from the rage of war? Now hostile fleets must waft those infants o'er...
Pagina 162 - Her fair-hair'd handmaids heat the brazen urn. The bath preparing for her lord's return: In vain: alas! her lord returns no more! Unbath'd he lies, and bleeds along the shore ! Now from the walls...

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