Under Egyptian Palms; Or, Three Bachelors' Journeyings On The Nile

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byHoward Hopley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1869 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. THEBES. 07),8as Alyvirrlas,-----AT 6' (Kar6fivvot ein, 5i7)KoVtoi 5'ai/' tKacrras 'Avepes ioi%vfvai aiiv Xmroiaiv Ko! SxeaQiv.--/Zi-aci 9. "Royal Thebes Egyptian Who boasts her hundred gates, through each of which With horse and car two hundred warriors march."--LORD Derby. A Strange feeling inevitably creeps over you when you turn that bend of the river which brings Thebes into view--when the mountains open grandly outward, and you say to yourself in a whisper, "That plain is the plain of Thebes!" Silently it receives you--amidst ruins. Silently? Are there not inner voices more potent than a trumpet-blast to stir the pulses of the soul? Thebes--hundred-gated Thebes! "Populous No, that was situate among her rivers!" And all that is left of her lies here. Yes: the multitudes are gone,-and the city lies desolate; Later in date than Homer, the prophets Ezekiel and Nahum reiterate the multitudinous character of Thebes' population, then capital of Egypt:--Ezek. xxx. 15, "I will cut off the multitude of No" (Thebes). " xxxi. 18. " xxxii. 12, 16,18, 22, 25, multitude reiterated in each verse. Nahum iii. 8, " Art thou better than populous No?" &c. but the forms of the landscape are immovable as the everlasting hills. The multitudes are gone; but that circling barrier of rock-mountain which soars up in the west is their prison-house: Thebes is still populous with the dead! There, to the old Theban, was the region of the setting-sun--Amenti, the world beyond the grave. The river of Death lay between--the Funereal Lake. We can see it now in the distance, glistening in the evening light. There, beyond it, on the mountain, thousands of tombs gape open; thickly, in sheltered niches, under towering crags, on inaccessible heights, are they seen. W...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1869 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. THEBES. 07),8as Alyvirrlas,-----AT 6' (Kar6fivvot ein, 5i7)KoVtoi 5'ai/' tKacrras 'Avepes ioi%vfvai aiiv Xmroiaiv K...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217140203

ISBN - 13:9780217140201

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