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 2

G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787
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Page 321 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night ; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days,
Page 318 - In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun; which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Page 223 - AND the LORD appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre : and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day ; and he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him...
Page 224 - And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man ; and he hasted to dress it. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them ; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
Page 137 - And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him ; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while. And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.
Page 41 - On the fouthern are two barks, with canopies, at the end of which the fun appears; the mariners guide them .with poles; two men, feated at the ftern, feem to direct their proceedings, and receive their homage. Thefe are allegoric defigns. In the poetic language of the Greeks, the fun was painted in a car, drawn by horfes, guided by Apollo. The Egyptians reprefent it on board a fhip, conducted by Ofiris, and feven mariners, who...
Page 51 - One of its feet exaftly meafured is above feven cubits. The other two figures fupported on his knees, the one on the right,, the other on the left, are thofe of his mother and daughter. The whole work is lefs valuable for its enormous grandeur than for the beauty of the fculpture and the choice of the granite, which, tho' fo extenfive, has neither flaw nor blemiih on its furface.
Page 318 - Primus inexpertae commisit semina terrae, Pomaque non notis legit ab arboribus. Hie docuit teneram palis adjungere vitem ; Hie viridem dura caedere falce comam.
Page 40 - Thofe ftanding under the moft lofty part are thirty feet ia circumference, and eighty in height: the others are one third lefs. The world does not contain a building the character and grandeur of which more forcibly imprefs awe and majefty: it feems adequate to the high idea the Egyptians had formed of the Supreme Being; nor can it be entered, or beheld, but with reverence. Its fides, both, within and without, are loaded with hieroglyphics, and extraordinary figures. On the northern wall are reprefentations...

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