This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...The next instant the creatures are all in motion, dashing out madly in our faces like driven snow-flakes. We picked up a dead one afterwards, when the rush was over, and examined it by the outer daylight--a lovely little creature, white and downy, with fine transparent wings, and little pink feet, and the prettiest mousey mouth imaginable. Bordered with dwarf palms, acacias, and henna-bushes, the cliffs between Gerf Hossayn anl Dendoor stand out in detached masses so like ruins that sometimes we can hardly believe they are rocks. At Den-door, when the sun is setting and a delicious gloom is stealing up the valley, we visit a tiny Temple on the western bank. It stands out above the river surrounded by a wall of enclosure, and consists of a single pylon, a portico, two little chambers, and a sanctuary. The whole thing is like an exquisite toy, so covered with sculptures, so smooth, so new-looking, so admirably built. Seeing them half by sunset, half by dusk, it matters not that these delicately-wrought bas-reliefs are of the Decadence school. The rosy half-light of an Egyptian after-glow covers a multitude of sins, and steeps the whole in an atmosphere of romance. "Cest un ouvrage non acheve " du temps de l'empereur Auguste. Quoi que peu important par son gtendue, ce monument m'a beaucoup interesse," puisqu'il est entierement relati.f a l'incarnation d'Osiris sous forme humaine, sur la terre."--Lettres Writes d'Egypte, etc.: Champolljon. Paris, 1868, p. 136. See Chapter XV. p. 46 of this volume. Wondering what has happened to the climate, we wake shivering next morning an hour or so before break of day, and, for the first time in several weeks, taste the old early chill upon the air. When the sun rises, we find ourselves at Kalabsheh, having passed...
|Book:||A Thousand Miles Up the Nile Volume 2|
|Author:||Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards|
|Number of Pages:||00088|
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