A Leave of Absence and Other Leaves

A Leave of Absence and Other Leaves

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...back in the sophomore class again. It was a rare pleasure to enjoy a tour of the college under its genial president, the Rev. Daniel Bliss, D.d., who showed us all manner of courtesy, including a delicious luncheon at his residence. Here, too, we saw representatives of other Christian bodies, English, Scotch and American, all working harmoniously in that difficult field, many of whom we met in the parlors of Dr. Jessup, greatly enjoying their society and rejoicing in their noble work. The next morning we made an early start for Damascus, eighty-six miles distant by narrow-gauge railway. The road is built upon the plan of the railway up Mount Washington, with rack and pinion, it being impossible to climb those grades without cogs. The train runs very slowly in places, not faster than a funeral walk. As we wound in and out of the hills and precipices of the Lebanon Mountains, the changing views were exceedingly grand. Some said that the Rocky and Colorado mountains had nothing finer to offer. We found it an inspiring day, and it was decided that the view of the city and the sea was alone worth the cost of the journey. The mountains were snow covered. At one place we had the weird experience of entering a cloud. It was chill as the grave. The highest point reached was 4,830 feet, about twice the height of the highest land in Connecticut. Coming down through the valleys, we saw clear watercourses. Women were washing on the banks, beating the garments on a stone in lieu of soap. I was reminded of a similar scene which Onkelos once looked upon in these parts. Onkelos was a famous rabbi, author of the Targum that bears his name. He was passing women at their washing, and ventured to reprove a certain maid for looking at him, stating with prunes, prisms...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658239X
  • 9781236582393