The City of the Caliphs: A Popular Study of Cairo and Its Environs and the Nile and Its Antiquities

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Estes and Lauriat, 1897 - 335 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 254 - The Sun's rim dips; the stars rush out: At one stride comes the dark; With far-heard whisper, o'er the sea, Off shot the spectre-bark.
الصفحة 283 - I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
الصفحة 213 - And we, we shall die, and Islam will wither away, and the Englishman straining far over to hold his loved India, will plant a firm foot on the banks of the Nile and sit in the seats of the Faithful...
الصفحة 322 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
الصفحة 213 - Upon ancient dynasties of Ethiopian and Egyptian kings - upon Greek and Roman, upon Arab and Ottoman conquerors - upon Napoleon dreaming of an Eastern empire — upon battle and pestilence - upon the ceaseless misery of the Egyptian race - upon keen-eyed travellers - Herodotus yesterday, and Warburton to-day - upon all and more this unworldly Sphynx has watched, and watched like a Providence with the same earnest eyes, and the same sad, tranquil mien.
الصفحة 62 - Highness imposes upon them the duty of giving advice with the object of securing that the order of things to be established shall be of a satisfactory character, and possess the elements of stability and progress.
الصفحة 157 - How the world look'd when it was fresh and young, And the great Deluge still had left it green — Or was it then so old, that History's pages Contain'd no record of its early ages?
الصفحة 212 - Yet what must it have been when on its head there was the royal helmet of Egypt ; on its chin the royal beard ; when the stone pavement, by which men approached the Pyramids, ran up between its paws ; when immediately under its breast an altar stood, from which the smoke went up into the gigantic nostrils of that nose, now vanished from the face, never to be conceived again...
الصفحة 213 - ... lip should stand for the sign and the main condition of loveliness through all generations to come. Yet still there lives on the race of those who were beautiful in the fashion of the elder world, and Christian girls of Coptic blood will look on you with the sad, serious gaze, and kiss you your charitable hand with the big pouting lips of the very Sphynx. Laugh and mock if you will at the worship...
الصفحة 249 - Egypt and its sands, Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream, And times and things, as in that vision, seem Keeping along it their eternal stands, — Caves, pillars, pyramids, the shepherd bands That roamed through the young world, the glory extreme Of high Sesostris, and that southern beam, The laughing queen that caught the world's great hands.

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