Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa: Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land

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T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1817
 

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Sivu 24 - Opposite to this chamber, on the other side of the kiosk, a door opens to the apartments in which are placed the attendant Sultanas, the Sultan Mother, or any ladies in residence with the sovereign. This room corresponds exactly with the Sultan's chamber, except that the couches are more magnificently embroidered. A small staircase leads from these apartments, to two chambers below, paved with marble, and as cold as any cellar. Here a more numerous assemblage of women are buried, as it were, during...
Sivu 29 - It was surrounded with enormous mirrors, the costly donations of infidel kings, as they are styled by the present possessors. These mirrors the women of the Seraglio sometimes break in their frolics. At the upper end is the throne, a sort of cage, in which the Sultana sits, surrounded by latticed blinds ; for even here her person is held too sacred to be exposed to the common observation of slaves and females of the Charem. A lofty flight of broad steps, covered with crimson cloth, leads to this...
Sivu 347 - And it came to pass as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the Lord cast down great stones from heaven upon them, unto Azekah, and they died ; they were more which died with hailstones, than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
Sivu 23 - Asiatic coast, the mouth of the canal, and a moving picture of ships, gondolas, dolphins, birds, with all the floating pageantry of this vast metropolis, such as no other capital .in the world can pretend to exhibit. The kiosk itself, fashioned after the airy fantastic style of Eastern architecture, presents a spacious chamber covered by a dome, from which towards the sea advances a raised platform surrounded by windows, and terminated by a divan.* On the right and left are, the private apartments...
Sivu 52 - After this they began to walk as at first ; each following the other within the railing, and passing the superior as before. As soon as their obeisance had been made, they began to turn again. This second exhibition lasted as long as the first, and was similarly concluded. They then began to turn for the third time ; and, as the dance lengthened, the music grew louder and more animating. Perspiration became evident on the...
Sivu 303 - These are the sepulchres which resemble those of Persepolis. The other kind of tomb found at Telmessus, is the true Grecian soros, the sarcophagus of the Romans. Of this sort there are several, but of a size and grandeur far exceeding any thing of the kind elsewhere, standing, in some instances, upon the craggy pinnacles of lofty, precipitous rocks. It is as difficult to determine how they were there placed, as it would be to devise means for taking them down ; of such magnitude are the single stones...
Sivu 369 - Here we procured asses for all our party, and, setting out for Rosetta, began to recross the desert, appearing like an ocean of sand, but flatter and firmer, as to its surface, than before. The Arabs, uttering their harsh guttural language, ran chattering by the side of our asses ; until some of them calling out, Raschid!
Sivu 79 - Pera; and the different ministers strove who should receive him in their palaces. We accompanied him in his long boat to the Black Sea, as he was desirous of hoisting there, for the first time, the American flag ; and on his return, were amused by a very singular entertainment at his table during dinner.
Sivu 7 - And it came to pass at noon that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
Sivu 52 - Suddenly, on a signal given by the directors of the dance, unobserved by the spectators, the dervishes all stopped at the same instant, like the wheels of a machine, and, what is more extraordinary, all in one circle, with their faces invariably towards the centre, crossing their arms on their breasts, and grasping their shoulders as before, bowing together with the utmost regularity, at the same instant, almost to the ground. We regarded them with astonishment, not one of them being in the slightest...

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