After-thoughts Of Foreign Travel; In Historic Lands And Capital Cities by Sullivan Holman M'collesterAfter-thoughts Of Foreign Travel; In Historic Lands And Capital Cities by Sullivan Holman M'collester

After-thoughts Of Foreign Travel; In Historic Lands And Capital Cities

bySullivan Holman M'collester

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XII. MODERN AND ANCIENT JERUSALEM. TT is the last of October; the air is mild; the sun is dipping close to the western horizon; and the sky is reflecting opal and gold. Here we are, two thousand feet above the waters of the Mediterranean, still we are surrounded by hills upon which once stood cities that could not be hid. On our right is Mizpah crowned with its white mosque, wearing the appearance of departed greatness. Just under its shadow lies Gibeon thickly belted with trees of fig and olive. To the left is Gibeah, the birthplace and home of Saul. To the east is Ramah, now clothed in dust and ashes. Near at hand are wheat-fields generally covered with loose stones. Here and there are patches being sown, and others becoming green with growing wheat. Close by is a peasant hurrying up his little oxen, that he may plough in before sunset the wheat which he has sown, for should he leave it uncovered during the night, the birds would be likely to capture it, before he should return to his work on the morrow. " As we survey the farmer, we discover that he is an Arab, some forty years of age, beiug five feet and eight inches tall, having a piercing eye, a broad chest and strong limbs. Outwardly he is a fine specimen of a man, but as our dragoman informs us that his education was limited to memorizing a few Mohammedan prayers and learning to count bukshish, we could but feel how unfortunate that mind should be thus oppressed. His oxen, though six years old, seem inferior, when compared with the cattle of England, or America. The yoke consists of a rough stick cut from an olive branch, made fast to the necks of the oxen by withes. The plough is evidently patterned after the one used in Noah's time; it cuts a furrow about four inches in depth and width. The sowin...
Title:After-thoughts Of Foreign Travel; In Historic Lands And Capital CitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217167489

ISBN - 13:9780217167482