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

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Harris and Son, 1821 - Всего страниц: 250

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Стр. 111 - I THANK the goodness and the grace Which on my birth have smiled, And made me, in these Christian days, A happy English child.
Стр. 98 - Every part of these rocks is cut out by art, in the form of large and small chambers, each of which has its separate entrance ; and, though they are very close to each other, it is seldom that there is any interior communication from one to another.
Стр. 31 - ... city on this side. The unrivalled colossal figures in the plains of Thebes, the number of tombs excavated in the rocks, those in the great valley of the kings, with their paintings, sculptures, mummies, sarcophagi, figures, &c. are all objects worthy of the admiration of the traveller ; who will not 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 their language and writing are totally unknown to us.
Стр. 102 - 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.
Стр. 149 - Active, and strong, and feelingly alive To each fine impulse ? a discerning sense Of decent and sublime, with quick disgust From things deform'd, or disarranged, or gross In species'! This, nor gems, nor stores of gold, Nor purple state, nor culture can bestow; But God alone when first his active hand Imprints the secret bias of the soul He, mighty parent!
Стр. 80 - I put a sack filled with sand, that, if the colossus should run too fast into the boat, it might be stopped. In the ground behind the colossus I had a piece of a palm-tree firmly planted, round which a rope was twisted, and then fastened to its car, to let it descend gradually.
Стр. 206 - The pedestal has been somewhat damaged by the instruments of travellers, who are anxious to possess a relic of this antiquity ; and one of the volutes of the column was immaturely brought down a few years ago by the ingenuity of some English captains.
Стр. 136 - ... 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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