The Life of the Ancient East: Being Some Chapters of the Romance of Modern Excavation

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Macmillan, 1923 - 463 páginas

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Página 60 - Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
Página 241 - And they said : Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Página 93 - Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?
Página 299 - WOE to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled ; And dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee ! When thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled ; And when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
Página 254 - If a builder build a house for a man and do not make its construction firm and the house which he has built collapse and cause the death of the owner of the house — that builder shall be put to death.
Página 263 - And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people; and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
Página 60 - The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens., Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
Página 263 - By the strength of my hand I have done it, And by my wisdom ; for I am prudent : And I have removed the bounds of the people, And have robbed their treasures, And I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man...
Página 89 - After getting through these passages, some of them two or three hundred yards long, you generally find a more commodious place, perhaps high enough to sit. But what a place of rest! Surrounded by bodies, by heaps of mummies in all directions; which, previous to my being accustomed to the sight, impressed me with horror. The blackness of the wall, the...
Página 89 - I sought a resting-place, found one, and contrived to sit; but when my weight bore on the body of an Egyptian, it crushed it like a band-box. I naturally had recourse to my hands to sustain my weight, but they found no better support; so that I...

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