Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yesidis, Or Devil Worshippers; and an Inquiry Into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians, Volumen2

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A. and W. Galignani and Company, Baudry's European Library, 1850 - 266 páginas
 

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Página 208 - ... present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace; where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
Página 230 - Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; ' to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 'to execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints.
Página 24 - All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
Página 230 - And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings.
Página 24 - And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
Página 22 - Bey," exclaimed one of them — " hasten to the diggers, for they have found Nimrod himself. Wallah, it is wonderful, but it is true ! we have seen him with our eyes. There is no God but God ;" and both joining in this pious exclamation, they galloped off, without further words, in the direction of their tents.
Página 143 - ... before the deluge. I have lived on these lands for years. My father, and the father of my father, pitched their tents here before me ; but they never heard of these figures. For twelve hundred years have...
Página 6 - M. Botta had discovered an Assyrian edifice, the first, probably, which had been exposed to the view of man since the fall of the Assyrian Empire. M. Botta was not long in perceiving that the building which had been thus partly excavated, unfortunately owed its destruction to fire ; and that the gypsum slabs, reduced to lime, were rapidly falling to pieces on exposure to the air. No precaution could arrest this rapid decay ; and it was to be feared that this wonderful monument had only been uncovered...
Página 174 - Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead In the rock for ever!
Página 105 - The asses, when they were pursued, having gained ground of the horses, stood still (for they exceeded them much in speed) ; and when these came up with them, they did the same thing again ; so that our horsemen could take them by no other means but by dividing themselves into relays, and succeeding one another in the chase. The flesh of those that were taken was like that of red deer, but more tender.

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