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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 322. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 5, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/382.

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Title Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Wilson, Charles William, Sir
Publisher D. Appleton and Company
Date 1883
Description Index: Phoenicia and Lebanon / by the Rev. H. W. Jessup -- The Phoenician plain / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- Acre, the key of Palestine, Mount Carmel and the river Kishon, Maritime cities and plains of Palestine / by Miss M. E. Rogers -- Lydda and Ramleh, Philistia / By Lt. Col. Warren -- The south country of Judaea / by the Rev. Canon Tristram -- The southern borderland and Dead Sea / by Professor Palmer -- Mount Hor and the cliffs of Edom, The convent of St. Catherine / by Miss M. E. Rogers -- Sinai / by the Rev. C. P. Clarke -- The land of Goshen, Cairo, Memphis, Thebes, Edfu and Philae / by S. Lane-Poole.
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  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
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Language English
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Original Item Location DS107 .W73 v.2
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Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
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Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript ;22 PICTURESQUE PALESTLNE. Breaking up the camp at Feiran with no slight regret, and hungrily longing to penetrat those recesses which have yet to be explored, we resume our march towards Sinai and leb 1 Musa. The valley is narrow, and for some distance its bed is filled with oroves of fine tamarisks, palms, and nebbuk trees. Bulbuls (nearly allied to our thrush, and rivals in sons of the nightingale) are flitting about from branch to branch, making sweet music : while the softness of the air fascinates one into forgetfulness of the gloomy desert which encloses this Bedawin paradise (see page 313). A tamarisk can be exceedingly picturesque. I, for my part had no conception that it ever grew to such a size, knowing it only as a useful hedo-e-tree EL BUWEIB, THE "GATE" OF FEIRAN. A narrow passage between the rocks, about one hundred feet long by twenty wide. in the sandy district of Cornwall and the southern parts of England. Its feathery foliage, which seems so insignificant in the small shrub, groups and arranges itself in a variety of graceful forms, which are set off by the contrasted colouring of the leaf-stem and trunk; and when the tree is in blossom in spring the spikes of light pink bloom must add a further charm to its appearance. Through this grove, which fills up the valley bed for some miles, the traveller passes on under Jebel Moneijah, and gradually works eastward of Serbal.—Are we then leaving the true Sinai—the Mount of God—and the scene of the proclamation of the Law, or are we really following the track of the Israelites, and taking a proper course for the mountain on which Go