The Lands of the Bible; Visited and Described in an Extensive Journey Undertaken with Special Reference to the Promotion of Biblical Research and the Advancement of the Cause of Philanthropy Volume 2

The Lands of the Bible; Visited and Described in an Extensive Journey Undertaken with Special Reference to the Promotion of Biblical Research and the Advancement of the Cause of Philanthropy Volume 2

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... green beyond the snowy wreaths which intervened between us and them. The perpendicular fall of the mountain to them is 2400 feet, for they are 6000 feet above the level of the sea; but the road winds so cautiously down the side of the mountain, that loaded horses and mules can get to them without much difficulty. We made all possible haste to them; and we remained a couple of hours beneath their hallowed shelter. They stand on what may be called the shoulder of Lebanon, on ground of a varying level. They cover about three acres. The venerable patriarch trees, which have stood the blasts of thousands of winters, amount only to twelve, and these not standing close together in the same clump; but those of a secondary and still younger growth, as nearly as can be reckoned, to three hundred and twenty-five. A person can walk easily round the whole grove in twenty minutes. The most curious instance of vegetable growth which we noticed in it, was that of two trees near its western side, stretching out their horizontal branches, and, after embracing, actually uniting, and sending up a common stem. We measured all the larger trees, one of which, at least, we found to be forty feet in circumference. We were sorry to observe the names of many travellers, including that of M. Delarnartine, the poet of France, most savagely cut on their trunks. A monk came to us to beg some aid for the erection of an oratory under their shade; but we told him that God had already made a temple there, and that no other was required. In order to gain our favour, he proceeded, with the help of an assistant whom we had, to strike down some of their boughs to present them to us. While we protested against his injury of the old trees, we carried off the pieces which he had...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572874
  • 9781236572875