Eōthen: Or Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East

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G. P. Putnam, 1849 - 232 من الصفحات

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معاينة المستخدمين  - ritaer - LibraryThing

A young Englishman travels in the Ottoman Empire in 1800s. Displays typical English arrogance. Interesting bits about Lady Hester Stanhope, one of those eccentric Englishwomen who sought independence in the East. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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This Englishman's perspective on the middle east-- the Middle East that we know today, Palestine and Israel and Syria and Egypt, in all their old Ottoman wildnesses-- is fascinating in more ways than ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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الصفحة 152 - 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.
الصفحة 189 - And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
الصفحة 8 - Delhi, and utterly exterminate the enemies of England from the face of the earth. PASHA: I know it — I know all — the particulars have been faithfully related to me, and my mind comprehends locomotives. The armies of the English ride upon the vapours of boiling cauldrons, and their horses are flaming coals! — whirr! whirr! all by wheels! — whiz!
الصفحة 106 - ... as the eye could follow, blank hills piled high over hills, pale, yellow, and naked, walled up in her tomb for ever the dead and damned Gomorrah. There was no fly that hummed in the forbidden air. but, instead, a deep stillness — no grass grew from the earth — no weed peered through the void sand, but, in mockery of all life, there were trees borne down by Jordan in some ancient flood, and these, grotesquely planted upon the forlorn shore, spread out their grim skeleton arms all scorched,...
الصفحة 9 - Pasha (after having received the communication of the Dragoman). - The ships of the English swarm like flies; their printed calicoes cover the whole earth, and by the side of their swords the blades of Damascus are blades of grass. All India is but an item in the Ledger-books of the Merchants, whose lumber-rooms are filled with ancient thrones! - whirr! whirr! all by wheels! - whiz! whiz! all by steam! 208 Dragoman. - The Pasha compliments the cutlery of England, and also the East India Company....
الصفحة 218 - ... she is a city of hidden palaces, of copses, and gardens, and fountains, and bubbling streams. The juice of her life is the gushing and ice-cold torrent that tumbles from the snowy sides of Anti-Lebanon. Close along on the river's edge through seven sweet miles of rustling boughs and deepest shade, the city spreads out. her whole length ; as a man falls flat, face forward on the brook, that he may drink, and drink again ; so Damascus, thirsting for ever, lies down with her lips to the stream,...
الصفحة 31 - The most humble and pious among women was yet so proud a mother that she could teach her first-born son, no Watts's hymns, no collects for the day: she could teach him in earliest childhood no less than this — to find a home in his saddle, and to love old Homer and all that Homer sung.
الصفحة 6 - The truth is, that most of the men in authority have risen from their humble stations by the arts of the courtier, and they preserve in their high estate those gentle powers of fascination to which they owe their success. Yet, unless you can contrive to learn a little of the language, you will be rather bored by your visits of ceremony ; the intervention of the interpreter, or dragoman, as he is called, is fatal to the spirit of conversation.
الصفحة 45 - I am subject to that nearly immutable law which compels a man with a pen in his hand to be uttering every now and then some sentiment not his own.
الصفحة 152 - I had lived to see, and I saw them. When evening came I was still within the confines of the Desert, and my tent was pitched as usual, but one of my Arabs stalked away rapidly towards the West without telling me of the errand on which he was bent. After a while he returned : he had toiled on a graceful service ; he had travelled all the way on to the border of the living world, and brought me back for a token an ear of rice, full, fresh, and green.

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