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Identifier: thronespalacesof00newm
Title: The thrones and palaces of Babylon and Ninevah from sea to sea; a thousand miles on horseback ..
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Newman, John Philip, 1826-1899
Subjects: Babylonia -- Description and travel Iraq -- Description and travel
Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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ed by the family in theday-time, during the intense heat of midsummer; whileon the house-toj) are the spacious platforms whereon thefamily sleep in the hot nights of summer. The apart-ments assigned us were all that we could wish for com-fort and for pleasure. The sumptuous Oriental dinners,the well-stored library, the drawing-room entertainments,the evening devotions, united to complete the circle ofour daily delights. For more than a week we were thewelcome guests of this happy family, whose kindness an-ticipated every want, whose pleasure was supreme whentheir guests were happiest. To them were we indebt-ed for practical suggestions as to traveling in the East.They thought it no annoyance to aid ns to employ serv-ants, to make contracts, to purchase our necessary outfitfor our long inland journey. And when the elect lady of our party was ill, each one was a ministering angelunto her. All this was the realization of our dream ofOriental hospitality. It was more; for the boasted hos-

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Date: 2014-07-29 16:34:01
bookid:thronespalacesof00newm bookyear:1876 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Newman__John_Philip__1826_1899 booksubject:Babylonia____Description_and_travel booksubject:Iraq____Description_and_travel bookpublisher:New_York__Harper___brothers bookcontributor:Princeton_Theological_Seminary_Library booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:101 bookcollection:Princeton bookcollection:americana

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