Travels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, and Barbary During the Years 1806 and 1807 /c by F.A. de Chateaubriand ; Translated from the French by Frederic Shoberl, Volume 1

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Page 377 - Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping ; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
Page 383 - Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
Page 197 - May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20. For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 21. (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.) 22.
Page 371 - I can now account for the surprise expressed by the crusaders and pilgrims at the first sight of Jerusalem, according to the reports of historians and travellers. I can affirm that, whoever has, like me, had the patience to read near two hundred modern accounts of the Holy Land, the rabbinical compilations, and the passages in the ancients relative to Judea, still knows nothing at all about it.
Page 404 - It is found in great abundance," says he, "round Jericho, in the Tallies near the Jordan, and in the neighbourhood of the Dead Sea. It is true that these apples are sometimes full of dust ; but this appears only when the fruit is attacked by an insect (tenthredo) which converts the whole of the inside into dust, leaving nothing but the rind entire, without causing it to lose any of its colour.
Page 393 - Arabian side, on the contrary, nothing is to be seen but black perpendicular rocks, which throw their lengthened shadow over the/ waters of the Dead Sea. The smallest bird of heaven would not find among these rocks s blade of grass for its sustenance; every thing there announces the country of a reprobate people, and seems to breathe the .horror and incest whence sprung Ammon and Moab.
Page 393 - Figure to.Yourself two long chains of mountains running in a parallel direction from north to south, without breaks and without undulations. The eastern chain, called the mountains of Arabia, is the highest; when seen at the distance of eight or ten leagues, you would take it to be a prodigious perpendicular wall perfectly resembling Jura in its form and azure colour.
Page 190 - On leaving the olive-wood, we came to a garden surrounded with walls, which occupies nearly the site of the outer Ceramicus. We proceeded for about half an hour, through wheat stubbles, before we reached Athens. A modern wall, recently repaired, and resembling a garden wall, encompasses the city. We passed through the gate, and entered little rural streets, cool, and very clean : each house has its garden, planted with orange and figtrees. The inhabitants appeared to me to be lively and inquisitive,...
Page 353 - When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.
Page 401 - Reland concludes that it discharges its superfluous waters by subterfaneous channels. Sandys and some other travellers have expressed the same opinion; but it is now relinquished in consequence of Dr. Halley's observations on evaporation; observations admitted by Shaw, though he calculates that the Jordan daily discharges into the Dead Sea six millions and ninety thousand tons of water, exclusively of the Arnon and seven other streams. Several travellers, and, among others, Troilo and d'Arvieux assert,...

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