Letters on Egypt: Containing, a Parallel Between the Manners of Its Ancient and Modern Inhabitants, Its Commerce, Agriculture, Government and Religion; with the Descent of Louis IX at Damietta. Extracted from Joinville, and Arabian Authors, Volumen1
G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1787
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Página 167 - Orpheus, whose harmonious song Once drew the listening trees along, Yet ne'er returns the vital heat The shadowy form to animate ; For when the ghost-compelling god Forms his black troops with horrid rod, He will not, lenient to the breath Of prayer, unbar the gates of death. 'Tis hard ; but patience must endure, And soothe the woes it cannot cure.
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Página 137 - About noon the table is prepared, and the viands brought in a large tray of tinned copper; -and though not great variety, there is great plenty. In the centre is a mountain of rice cooked with poultry, and highly seasoned with spice and saffron.
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