Memoir and Letters of the Late Thomas Beddon Artist; By His Brother

Memoir and Letters of the Late Thomas Beddon Artist; By His Brother

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...ow, ow, ow, ' and so on. I copied it down verbatim, so it is quite correct. The 'weehke' is a deep, deep, deep guttural, pronounced rather below the pit of the stomach. "In the course of a few months a Dr Barclay, an American, who left the day after Hunt and I arrived, will publish a work on Jerusalem, which will probably be very valuable. He Las devoted some years to the deep study of the town and neighbourhood, and has had opportunities of seeing and exploring the Temple, which no Frank has ever had. He and his two sons were employed by the Turkish architect in assisting him to repair the mosques; and they spent a month or two in taking exact plans, measurements, and drawings. Under the mosques are very extensive remains of old Jewish architecture, large reservoirs of water, with all the pipes and apparatus that anciently served for the use of the Temple. We lost much by not seeing him, for they say that no one was so well acquainted with Jerusalem as he. "And now to your letter. I was very grieved, for his family's sake, to hear of Mr C 's sudden death; for himself, he has been spared the walking through the valley of the shadow of death, which is a great privilege. If, please God, I can continue as I have begun, I have great hopes that my Jerusalem pictures will be my best. They have my whole and undivided thought, and I know that no one has even attempted to study it as I am doing; and I think no one is likely to do so in a hurry, considering all the difficulties. I build up a little theory of returning, but that depends on much besides myself. I shall probably only have time for one more letter from you, and then you must write by the French-Egyptian post. News filter in so slowly here, that we cannot find out whether the war is...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517075
  • 9781236517074