Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia, and Palestine, in 1824, 1825, 1826, and 1827, Volume 1

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H. Colburn, 1829 - Egypt - 398 pages

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Page 195 - ... no matter with what solemnities he may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery ; the first moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain, the altar and the god sink together in the dust ; his soul walks abroad in her own majesty ; his body swells beyond the measure of his chains that burst from around him, and he stands redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled, by the irresistible Genius of UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION ! [Here Mr.
Page 295 - And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
Page 27 - I got to bed the moment I reached home. The most extraordinary visions of delight filled my brain all night. In the morning I rose pale and dispirited ; my head ached ; my body was so debilitated that I was obliged to remain on the sofa all day, dearly paying for my first essay at opium-eating."* These after-effects are the source of the misery of the opium-eater.
Page 329 - ... this stain upon the enterprise and abilities of mankind, or adding this desideratum for the encouragement of geography. Though a mere private Briton, I triumphed here, in my own mind, over kings and their armies...
Page 195 - No matter in what language his doom may have been pronounced; no matter what complexion incompatible with freedom, an Indian or an African sun may have burnt upon him; no matter in what disastrous battle his liberty may have been cloven down; no matter with what solemnities he may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery; the first moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain, the altar and the god sink together in the dust; his soul walks abroad in her own majesty; his body swells beyond the...
Page 89 - O prophet, we have allowed thee thy wives unto whom thou hast given their dower, and also the slaves which thy right hand possesseth, of the booty which God hath granted thee; and the daughters of thy uncle, and the daughters of thy aunts, both on thy father's side and on thy mother's side, who have fled with thee from Mecca, and any other believing woman, if she give herself unto the prophet; in case the prophet desireth to take her to wife. This is a peculiar privilege granted unto thee, above...
Page 31 - I never found a Turk who kept his word when it was his interest to break it ; but then I never knew a Greek who was not unnecessarily and habitually a liar. He is subtle in spirit, insidious in discourse, plausible in his manner, and indefatigable in dishonesty; he is an accomplished scoundrel ; and beside him, the Turk, with all the desire to defraud, is so gauche in knavery, that, to avoid detection, he is constrained to be honest.
Page 164 - ... thereof, nothing more magnificent and glorious; if the power and strength thereof, nothing more dreadful or dangerous; which wondering at nothing but the beauty of itself, and drunk with the pleasant M2 wine of perpetual felicity, holdeth all the rest of the world in scorn...
Page 194 - It is the fashion here as well as in our colonies, to consider the negroes as the last link in the chain of humanity, between the monkey tribe and man, but I do not believe the negro is inferior to the white man in intellect; and I do not suffer the eloquence of the slave driver to convince me that the negro is so stultified as to be unfit for freedom.—Travels in Turkey, Egypt, and Nubia, <S(.c.
Page 30 - ... twelve. The nature of the poison I cannot speak of with certainty ; from its being tasteless in the coffee, which is commonly made its vehicle, it can neither be opium, nor corrosive sublimate ; but, from the symptoms it produces, I believed it to be arsenic.

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