Travels in South-Western Asia

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J. Jones, 40, South Great George's St., 1823 - 180 pagina's
 

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Pagina 41 - And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
Pagina 23 - Thou waterest her furrows, thou sendest rain into the little valleys thereof : thou makest it soft with the drops of rain, and blessest the increase of it.
Pagina 20 - It is about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, but contracts at both ends.
Pagina 41 - Drink, my lord, and she hasted, and 5 let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again 10 unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
Pagina 158 - ... with anxious curiosity. Three miles before reaching that place we came to sand-hills, which at first were covered with bushes, but afterwards were naked piles of loose sand, rising one after another like the waves of the sea, and marked on the surface by the wind like drifted snow. There were roads through them, made solid by the treading of animals ; but off the road our horses sunk into the sand above the knee.
Pagina 158 - In the midst of so arid a country, the water-melon, the most juicy of fruits, is found in profusion. It is really a subject of wonder to see melons three or four feet in circumference, growing from a stalk as slender as that of the common melon, in the dry sand of the desart. They are sown, and perhaps require some cultivation, but they are scattered about to all appearance as if they grew wild.
Pagina 102 - ... his majesty's letter to the emperor, between both hands lifted above his head, and, in that manner, ascending the few steps that led to the throne, and bending on one knee, presented the box, with a short address to his imperial majesty...
Pagina 120 - On a large lake close to this part of the canal, and to the eastward of it, are thousands of small boats and rafts, built entirely for this species of fishery. On each boat or raft are ten or a dozen birds, which, at a signal from the owner, plunge into the water ; and it is astonishing to see the enormous size of fish with which they return, grasped within their bills.
Pagina 42 - ... the men digging the earth in the place first discovered, and the women and children carrying it off into the other, or walled, enclosure. When they find water they cease to dig ; and the water thus found washes the earth two or three times ; after which it is let out at an aperture reserved for that purpose. When the earth has been washed...
Pagina 24 - The shoes are of red leather, or English broadcloth, sometimes ornamented, and always turned up with a long point at the toe. Their ears are bored, and adorned with large gold rings, passing through two pearls or rubies, and on the arms they wear bracelets of gold and silver.

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