Fruits of Enterprise Exhibited in the Travels of Belzoni in Egypt and Nubia: Interspersed with the Observations of a Mother to Her Children

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Munroe and Francis, 1824 - 248 pagina's

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Pagina 186 - Our revels now are ended: these our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherits, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind: We are such stuff As dreams are made of, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
Pagina 104 - ... me with horror. The blackness of the wall, the faint light given by the candles or torches for want of air, the different objects that surrounded me, seeming to converse with each other, and the Arabs with the candles or torches in their hands, naked and covered with dust, themselves resembling living mummies, absolutely formed a scene that cannot be described.
Pagina 104 - I sunk altogether among the broken mummies, with a crash of bones, rags, and wooden cases, which raised such a dust as kept me motionless for a quarter of an hour, waiting till it subsided again.
Pagina 35 - ... fail to wonder how a nation, which was once so great as to erect these stupendous edifices, could so far fall into oblivion, that even its language and writing are totally unknown to us.
Pagina 112 - I THANK the goodness and the grace Which on my birth have smiled, And made me, in these Christian days, A happy English child.
Pagina 139 - ... to enter, through a passage that the earth had left under the ceiling of the first corridor ; at the end of this corridor...
Pagina 205 - ... multitude. To the eye below, the capital of the pillar does not appear capable of holding more than one man upon it; but our seamen found it could contain no less than eight persons very conveniently. "It is...
Pagina 246 - True Stories from Ancient History, , . . , . Chronologically arranged from the Creation of the World to the Death : of Charlemagne. Twelfth Edition.
Pagina 220 - The hut was inhabited by a few poor fishermen, and the guide sent one of them for a boat, the only one to be had, but the shabbiest thing imaginable. It was composed of rough pieces of wood scarcely joined, and fastened by four other pieces, wrapped together by four more across, which formed the deck : no tar, no pitch, either inside or out, and the only preventive against the water coming in 'was a kind of weed moistened, which had settled in the joints of the wood.
Pagina 137 - ... sought in vain, and of presenting the world with a new and perfect monument of Egyptian antiquity, which can be recorded as superior to any other in point of grandeur, style, and preservation, appearing as if just finished on the day we entered it ; and what I found in it will show its great superiority to all others.

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