Travels Through the Crimea, Turkey, and Egypt: Performed During the Years 1825-1828 : Including Particulars of the Last Illness and Death of the Emperor Alexander, and of the Russian Conspiracy in 1825

H. Colburn & R. Bentley, 1830

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Side 250 - And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms : and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms. 29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
Side 98 - Give me a spirit that on life's rough sea Loves to have his sails fill'd with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his rapt ship run on her side so low, That she drinks water, and her keel ploughs air. There is no danger to a man, that knows What life and death is : there's not any law Exceeds his knowledge ; neither is it lawful That he should stoop to any other law : He goes before them, and commands them all, That to himself is a law rational.
Side 13 - ... entering it. In the East, show is everything— from the fretted ornamental minaret, down to the silk covered and tasselled pipes, which the syce, or groom, carries before his master. The scenes which the traveller here meets, are powerfully opposed to the expectations of the admirer of eastern poetry. Half the inhabitants of the town are so filthy and ragged, that in England they would be sent to the tread-mill for indecent exposure. Their dirt is absolutely indescribable. Few of the streets...
Side 39 - Who now persists in calling Fortune false ? To me she has proved faithful, with fond love Took me from out the common ranks of men, And like a mother goddess, with strong arm Carried me swiftly up the steps of life. Nothing is common in my destiny, Nor in the furrows of my hand. Who dares Interpret then my life for me as 'twere One of the undistinguishable many ? True in this present moment I appear Fallen low indeed ; but I shall rise again.
Side 73 - ... du pays ; ils se conformèrent à l'esprit du siècle , en sollicitant l'autorisation du pape pour trafiquer avec les mahométans; mais, en même temps, ils ne se faisaient pas scrupule de condescendre aux erreurs des infidèles , en intitulant leurs traités: Au nom du Seigneur et de Mahomet (i).
Side 250 - And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
Side 75 - Fraser after a smart encounter ; but, failing in his successive attempts on Rosetta and El Hamet, the flower of our little army was cut off, wounded, or taken prisoners. Four hundred and fifty of their heads were publicly exposed at Cairo,, while the unfortunate captives were treated with every species of contempt and cruelty. The departure of the British allowed the pasha to return to the internal affairs of his turbulent province. As he relied chiefly upon the army, he had increased its numbers...
Side 357 - Its duty was to watch over all charitable institutions, and to point out to the directors of such establishments, and also to Government itself, the abuses which might creep in, and the means for remedying them. The object of the second section was intellectual and moral education, the extension of enlightenment, the foundation of schools especially on the Lancasterian system, and generally a useful co-operation for the instruction of youth, by virtuous examples, by discourses and writings analogous...
Side 81 - ... their defenceless victims, who were butchered almost to the last man. Some of them, indeed, succeeded in taking refuge in the pasha's harem, and in the house of Toussoun ; but they were all dragged forth, conducted before the kiaya bey, and beheaded on the spot. The lifeless body of the brave Chahyn was exposed to every infamy. A rope was passed round the neck, and the bloody carcass dragged through various parts of the city. Mengin, who was in Cairo at the time, assures his readers that the...
Side 339 - There were numerous large wax lights burning in the apartment, and each individual present held a slender lighted wax taper. A priest was standing at the head of the coffin reading the Evangelists, and I was told that this was carried on day and night. On each side of the body a sentinel was placed with a drawn sword. In the ante-room...

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