Letters from the Old World, Volume 1
Harper & Brothers, 1840
After a few years of studying the available literature on the cultures and continents she wanted to visit, Sarah Rogers Haight traveled through almost all of Europe and parts of Africa and Asia. She spent years in the cosmopolitan centers of foreign countries, mingling with the intelligentsia of each place. This two-volume description of her various journeys appeared anonymously in 1840.--Provided by The Library Company of Philadelphia.
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Page 161 - And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore : let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Page 38 - Know ye the land of the cedar and vine, Where the flowers ever blossom, the beams ever shine, Where the light wings of Zephyr, oppress'd with perfume, Wax faint o'er the gardens of Gul in her bloom ; Where the citron and olive are fairest of fruit, And the voice of the nightingale never is mute...
Page 38 - Wax faint o'er the gardens of gul in her bloom, Where the citron and olive are fairest of fruit, And the voice of the nightingale never is mute , Where the tints of the earth , and the hues of the sky , In colour though varied, in beauty may vie, And the purple of Ocean is deepest in...
Page 217 - AND thou hast walked about (how strange a story!) In Thebes's streets three thousand years ago, When the Memnonium was in all its glory, And time had not begun to overthrow Those temples, palaces, and piles stupendous Of which the very ruins are tremendous.
Page 222 - So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.
Page 307 - Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships ; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
Page 140 - And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt ; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
Page 201 - How the gods fled to Egypt's slimy soil, And hid their heads beneath the banks of Nile ; How Typhon from the conquer'd skies pursued Their routed godheads to the seven-mouth'd flood : Forced every god, his fury to escape, - . 501 Some beastly form to take, or earthly shape.