Frank Hilton, Or, the Queen's Own

Frank Hilton, Or, the Queen's Own

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...his lawn sleeves--the----" "The devil! Oh, no; but I have been goin a little too far. Why the deuce did you leave me with her for a w ole forenoon P" "Why the deuce did you stay?" " I made amazing progress in my Arabic during your absence. " ' Then there were sighs the deeper for suppression, And stolen glances sweeter for the thefl;---' " Here I burst into a fit of laughter. "I have heard you quote those lines twenty times, to_ twenty different girls." 0 "And now here, at Sana," said he, laughing too; " what strange lives we lead-we fellows who follow the dniin!" W1: crossed a river, and the clear, cold ni ht, with its brilliantly spangled sky, and chilly dew that dropped rom every broad palmleaf, and every blade of grass, had set in ere we saw before us, on the summit of a stee eminence, the lights of Hesn-al-Mouhabib, or the Castle of the races, the residence of the iniauin, whom his vizier never mentioned but with the deepest respect, and in the most absurd terms of Oriental hyperbole, especially when the nakib Ali Badr was in hearing. Near the path by which we approached it, we perceived the bodies of several Futhalis, who had been hung alive b the shoulder-blades on iron hooks, and allowed to remain there unti they perished under the beaks and claws of jackals and vultures. These served as pleasant fingerposts to the sultan's abode of delights. This fortress is built of unburned brick and stone, with massive battlements, and presented a number of those arched alleries and arcades which we see represented in views of the Al ambra, and great masses of beautiful arabesque fretwork intricately detailed. he great poital was of marble, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979001
  • 9781236979001