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Página 165 - Egyptian plain (That spreads her conquests o'er a thousand states, And pours her heroes through a hundred gates, Two hundred horsemen and two hundred cars From each wide portal issuing to the wars...
Página 275 - ... entirely composed of tradesmen and artisans. On their arrival at Pelusium, so immense a number of mice infested by night the enemy's camp, that their quivers and bows, together with what secured their shields to their arms, were gnawed in pieces. In the morning the Arabians, finding themselves without arms, fled in confusion, and lost great numbers of their men. There is now to be seen in the temple of Vulcan a marble statue of this king, having a mouse in his hand, and...
Página 215 - In the vicinity of Thebes there are also sacred serpents,1 not at all troublesome to men , they are very small, but have two horns on the top of the head. When they die they are buried in the temple of Jupiter, to whom they are said to belong.
Página 224 - The art of medicine in Egypt is thus exercised : one physician is confined to the study and management of one disease ; there are of course a great number who practise this art; some attend to disorders of the eyes, others to those of the head; some take care of the teeth, others are conversant with all diseases of the bowels; whilst many attend to the cure of maladies "which are less conspicuous.
Página 220 - At the entertainments of the rich, just as the company is about to rise from the repast, a small coffin is carried round, containing a perfect representation of a dead body ; it is in size sometimes of one, but never...
Página 54 - David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him : for Hadadezer had wars with Toi.
Página 297 - Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
Página 290 - Necos, by whom he was succeeded in his authority. This prince first commenced that canal ' leading to the Red Sea, which Darius, king of Persia, afterwards continued. The length of this canal is equal to a four days' voyage, and it is wide enough to admit two triremes abreast.
Página 162 - Menes,' in whose reign the whole of Egypt, except the province of Thebes, was one extended marsh. No part of. all that district which is now situate beyond the lake of Moms, was then to be seen, the distance between which lake and the sea is a journey of seven days.
Página 145 - The immense height to which millet and sesamum1 will grow, although I have witnessed it myself, I know not how to mention. I am well aware that they who have not visited this country will deem whatever I may say on the subject a violation of probability.