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Wilson, Charles William, Sir. Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt, Vol. 2 - Page 435. 1883. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. March 31, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/exotic/item/543/show/496.

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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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  • books
  • illustrations (layout features)
  • plates (illustrations)
  • maps (documents)
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
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 ■■I ■■ ■■ THEBES. 435 by an earthquake which shook the monuments of Thebes in the year 27 ,,,-. ami this am-u.„t was the main cause of its after fame. For from the ruined giant there now came- forth a sweet sound, as of a human voice, when the morning sun touched him with its early beam phenomenon was doubtless due to the effect of heat upon a cracked stone wet with dew ■ some say a shrewd priest worked the oracle from within-but to the Greeks and Kenans, who were then the chief Nile tourists, the " Vocal Memnon " was nothing less than miracul, Like the luckless Polydorus imprisoned in his tree and uttering lamentable -roans Gemitus tacrimabilii imu Auditur tumulo, et vox reddita fertur ad aui this speaking statue must surely contain a In hero, and that hero, by a confusion of similar sounds, they decided must be Memnon, I he inscriptions on the statue, dating from the time of Nero downwards, express the wonder aa<\ THE FALLEN COLOSSUS OF RAMESES. Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed : And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, And on the pedestal these words appear :- Tell that its sculptor well those passions read " My name is Ozymandias, king of kings : Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair I delight of tourists of the ancient world who heard the morning song of Memnon. in Greek, some in Latin, some prose and some verse ; and the legend which they a with the statue is thus told in the lines inscribed on it by Asclepiodotus :- O sea-born Thetis, know that Memnon lives- Slain though he was beneath Dardanian walls — And softly sings beneath the Libyan hills, Where spreading Nile parts hundred-gated Thebes : Yet thy Achilles, whom no fray could sate, Speaks not in Trojan or Thessalian plain.