The Life and Correspondence of Henry Salt ... Consul General in Egypt, 2권

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John James Halls
R. Bentley, 1834
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416 페이지 - Genii, with heads of birds, hawks, ibis, drakes, Of lions, foxes, cats, fish, frogs, and snakes, Bulls, rams, and monkeys, hippopotami ; With knife in paw, suspended from the sky, Gods germinating men, and men turn'd gods, Seated in honour, with gilt crooks and rods; Vast...
37 페이지 - Of this tomb,' says Mr. Salt, ' I have forwarded some account to England. It consists of a long suite of passages and chambers, covered with sculptures and paintings in the most perfect preservation, the tints of which are so resplendent, that it was found scarcely possible to imitate them with the best water-colours made in England ; and which in fact are executed on a principle and scale of colour that would make them, I conceive, retain their lustre * Description de I'Egypte.
51 페이지 - It is quite obvious that they worked on a regular system, which had for its basis, as Mr. West would say, the colours of the rainbow, as there is not an ornament throughout their dresses where the red, yellow, and blue are. not alternately...
32 페이지 - Belzoni was able to get made under his own direction at Cairo. In fact, his great talents and uncommon genius for mechanics have enabled him with singular success, both at Thebes and other places, to discover objects of the rarest value in antiquity, that had...
100 페이지 - It is not easy/ says Mr. Salt, ' for any person unused to operations of this kind, to form the smallest idea of the difficulties which Captain Caviglia had to surmount, more particularly when working at the depth of the base ; for, in spite of every precaution, the slightest breath of wind, or concussion set all the surrounding particles of sand in motion, so that the sloping sides began to crumble away, and mass after mass to come tumbling down, till the whole surface bore no unapt resemblance to...
60 페이지 - After these details, it is impossible to refrain from an expression of admiration so justly due to the perseverance and ability of Mr. Belzoni. It was truly observed by Mr. Salt, that the opening of this Pyramid had long been considered an object of so hopeless a nature that it is difficult to conceive how any person could be found sanguine enough to make the attempt ; and, even after the laborious discovery of the forced entrance, it required great resolution and confidence in his own views to induce...
375 페이지 - Nothing vexes me so much,' he wrote, 'as the circumstances that you should have, by this line of acting, given the Trustees reason to suppose that I have been in collusion all the time with that prince of ungrateful adventurers...
35 페이지 - is on many accounts peculiarly interesting, as it satisfactorily tends to prove that the arts, as practised in Egypt, descended from Ethiopia, the style of the sculpture being in several respects superior to any thing that has yet been found in Egypt.
414 페이지 - Compass'd with rugged mountains, where the tread Of man is rarely heard, save his who roams From foreign lands to visit thy lone tombs — Tombs of long perish'd kings, who thus remote Their sepulchres have set in barren spot, Where not a blade of verdure ever grew : To me thou hast a charm for aye that's new, For I have cast, for days, weeks, months, my lot Among thy rocks secluded — oft at night Hath the still valley met my awe-struck sight, Lighted by silver moon that seem'd to cast A lingering...

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