Literary Gem Volume 1

Literary Gem Volume 1

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...and in the foreground are pilgrims collected for the purpose of bathing in its hallowed waters. The annual procession for th'S purpose takes place after the festival of Eister. The pilurims quit the Holy City under the protection of the governor of Jerusalem and his guard, who defend them frou the assaults of the plundering Aral s of the district Tne journey nnd ceremony of bathing in the river gene, ally occupy the greater part of three days; though many of the travellers perlhrm it in two. The stream flows between steep banks, overshadowed by willows and other shrubs. Atler riding along the Vol. I.-7-j'i 'Jl-O JORDAN.--Juno. tiI. 28. the Spot by the Rev. It. Master and A. Allen, Eaq. bank for about two miles, and passing through a thicket of tamarisks and oleanders, at a bend of the river thickly shaded with willows, the piltrrims reach the spot delineated in our view; they then immediately strip, and, rushing down the steep bank, plunge into the sacred stream. Many carry with them a white robe, to wear at this ceremony. When they are clothed again, and have filled their bottles with the holy water, they return to Jerusalem. BEAUTY REIGNETH. BY THEODORIC. There is beauty on the hill side; There is beauty in the vale; There is beauty on the mountain top. Where the gentle breezes sail--Where the eagle to his eyrie soars, And the gentle breezes sail. There is beauty in the forest, With its mass of waving green; There is beauty in the sky, Where the rainbow's arch is seen--Where the clouds are rolled in red and gold, And the rainbow's arch is seen. There is beauty in the rivulet, As it winds along the dell; There is beauty in the ocean. Where the pretty mermaids dwell--Where the tempest rages loud and long, And the pretty mermaids dwell. There is..show more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 826g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545060
  • 9781236545060