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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 401. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 8, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/462.

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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.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Sinai Peninsula
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  • books
  • illustrations (layout features)
  • plates (illustrations)
  • maps (documents)
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location DS107 .W73 v.2
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1703789~S11
Digital Collection Exotic Impressions: Views of Foreign Lands
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
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Transcript ^^^BMMHBMHL^H CAIRO. 401 time, and thus induce the peasants to beo"in payment. Long before even this official date a public crier goes about, "accompanied by a boy, announcing the portentous height of the river. " God preserve the master of this house," he cries, stopping before your door, " and increase upon him His favours. O Bountiful, O God!" "Ay, please God!" choruses the boy. " God preserve to me my mistress, the chief lady among brides, such a one " [naming your wife, perhaps] " for a long period! O Bountiful, O God! " "Ay, please God!" from the boy. Then comes the information that the Nile is rising abundantly. " Five digits to-day : and the Lord is bountiful ! " To which the acolyte adds, " Bless ye, Mohammad ! " to avert the possible effects of the evil eye. The people do not, however, pay much attention to, or at least place much credence in, the crier's daily announcements, until the last day before the government proclamation of " Full Nile," which is signalised by cutting the dam of the canal. On that day the crier goes about with additional pomp, accompanied by a crowd of little boys carrying coloured flags, and announces that it is now the " Wefa en Nil " (the Fulness of the Nile), and that the Dar en Nahas, the old building between the aqueduct and Masr El-'Atikah, whence the governors of Egypt used to inspect the height of the river, is filled. The river hath given abundance," he cries, " and fulfilled (its measure)." At which the boys shout, " God hath STREET IN MASK EL-'ATIKAH. The man in the foreground is selling watei flavoured wil loran • U