Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt: In Company with Several Divisions of the French Army, During the Campaigns of General Bonaparte in that Country, and Published Under His Immediate Patronage

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T.N. Longman and O. Rees, ... and Richard Phillips, 1803
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Seite 353 - ... the depth of the lake, — its extent, — its bearing towards the north on a chain of hills which run east and west, and turn off...
Seite 268 - Though its proportions are colossal, the outline is pure and graceful ; the expression of the head is mild, gracious, and tranquil ; the character is African ; but the mouth, the lips of which are thick, has a softness and delicacy of execution truly admirable ; it seems real life and flesh.
Seite 180 - ... we had sustained at the battle of Aboukir. To procure a few nails, or a few iron hoops, the wandering Arabs were employed in burning on the beach the masts, gun-carriages, boats, Sec. which had been constructed at so vast an expense in our ports...
Seite 156 - There were neither chairs, plates, spoons, forks, drinking-glasses, nor napkins: each of the guests squatted on the ground, took up the rice in his fingers, tore the meat in pieces with his nails, dipped the bread in the ragouts, and wiped his hands and lips with a slice of bread. The water was served in a pot ; and he who did the honours of the table took the first draught. In the same way, he was the first to taste the different dishes, as well to prevent his guests from harbouring...
Seite 160 - CONSEQUENCES. tains of merchantmen had sounded, and found a passage for the whole into the old harbour. The evil genius of France, however, counselled and persuaded the admiral to moor his ships in the bay of Aboukir, and thus to change in one day the result of a long train of successes.
Seite 251 - Rosetta up the Nile to Cairo— General face of the country — First view of the Pyramids — Cairo — Gardens of Murad-Bey — Journey to the Pyramids and description of them — Sphinx — Manners of the inhabitants of Cairo — Affray in the town and general...
Seite 314 - ... military promenade, encamping before the towns and villages, and living at free quarters till the requisition was complied with. This calls to mind what Diodorus Siculus...
Seite 344 - ... inconvenience, a graduated mound has been raised near the village just named, where there is also a sluice erected, which, as soon as the inundation has got to the proper height to water the province without drowning it, divides the mass of fluid ; taking the quantity necessary for irrigation, and turning aside the remainder by forcing it back into the river through other canals of a deeper cut, directed to a lower section of the stream. We have already suggested that the great work of King Moeris...
Seite 164 - ... separated from the mother country, we were become the inhabitants of a distant colony, where we should be obliged to depend on our own resources for subsistence until the peace. We learned, in short, that the English fleet had surrounded our line, which was not moored sufficiently near to the land to be protected by the batteries ; and that the enemy, formed in a double line, had attacked our ships one after the other, and had by this manoeuvre prevented them from acting in concert, rendering...

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