The travels of the late Charles Thompson esq; 3 vols, Volume 1
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Page 16 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden ; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Page 138 - And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
Page 19 - If true, here only, and of delicious taste : Betwixt them lawns, or level downs, and flocks Grazing the tender herb, were interposed ; Or palmy hillock, or the flowery lap Of some irriguous valley spread her store, Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose...
Page 20 - Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose : Another side, umbrageous grots and caves Of cool recess, o'er which the mantling vine Lays forth her purple grape, and gently creeps Luxuriant; meanwhile murmuring waters fall Down the slope hills, dispersed, or in a lake, That to the fringed bank with myrtle crown'd Her crystal mirror holds, unite their streams.
Page 109 - It stands in a narrow valley between Mount Gerizim on the south and Ebal on the north, being built at the foot of the former; for so the situation both of the city and mountains is laid down by Josephusf.
Page 141 - I have seen in the Levant or Barbary. However, I could not compute it to be more than thirty yards broad, though this is in a great measure made up by the depth, which even at the brink I found to be three. If then we take this during the whole year for the mean depth of the stream, which by the way runs about two miles an hour, the Jordan every day discharges into the Dead sea, six millions tuns of water." " The whole of the plain, from the mountains of Judea on the west, to those of Arabia on the...
Page 83 - Hands, and thereby leaving them expofed to Darts and Arrows ; or, if they did not readily part with their Shields, of pulling them headlong from the Towers. Some, by throwing large Nets over VOL.
Page 299 - Various are the materials, on which mankind in different ages and countries have contrived to write their sentiments ; as on stones, bricks, the leaves of herbs and trees, and their rinds or barks ; also on tables of wood, wax, and ivory ; to which may be added plates of lead, linen rolls, &c. At length the Egyptian papyrus was invented ; then parchment, then cotton paper, and lastly, the common, or linen paper.
Page 85 - Tyrians greatly confided ; and therefore, upon the rumour that he was to abandon them, they had recourfe even to chains, in order to prevent his departure^ but their utter ruin being already decreed by the true God, and foretold by his prophets, the confidence they placed in their idols could not avert the impending judgment. They were deftined to...
Page 248 - Baharites, a Sultan of Egypt, who lived towards the End of the thirteenth Century. The Entrance to the grand Apartment is by a fine old Door, fomething in the Gothic Tafte...