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(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...
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