Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2

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Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1877
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Page 237 - Lebanon; the leaves and twigs consisted of artfully fastened and coloured tissue; elegant festoons of bluish gauze were stretched from pillar to pillar across the hall, and in the centre of the eastern wall they were attached to a large shell-shaped canopy extending over the throne of the king, which was decorated with pieces of green and blue glass, of mother of pearl, of shining plates of mica, and other sparkling objects. The throne itself had the shape of a buckler, guarded by two lions, which...
Page 46 - Dead, in order that he—as the priests said— might sacrifice to his fathers in the other world. The train marched westward; for there, where the earthly remains of man also found rest, the millions of suns had disappeared, each of which was succeeded daily by a new one, born of the night. The young luminary, the priests said, did not forget those that had been extinguished, and from whom he was descended ; and Amon paid them this mark of respect to warn the devout not to forget those who were...
Page 44 - ... both of mind and body. They sweep round on foraying excursions, ride the salt waves in ships, and know no loved and fixed home ; they settle down wherever they are tempted by rapine, and when there is nothing more to be got they build a house in another spot.
Page 237 - This was of unusual height, and had a vaulted wooden ceiling, which was painted blue and sprinkled with stars, to represent the night heavens, and which was supported on pillars carved, some in the form of date-palms, and some like cedars of Lebanon; the leaves and twigs consisted of artfully fastened and coloured tissue; elegant festoons of bluish gauze were stretched from pillar to pillar across the hall, and in the centre of the eastern wall they were attached to a large shell-shaped canopy extending...

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