A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII, B.C. 30: Egypt under the great pyramid builders

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1902

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Page 148 - Love her tenderly and fulfill all her desires as long as thou hast thy life, for she is an estate which conferreth great reward upon her lord. Be not harsh to her, for she will be more easily moved by per-suasion than by force.
Page 60 - The opening into this pyramid was effected by people who were in search of treasure ; they worked at it with axes for six months, and they were in great numbers. They found in this basin, after they had broken the covering of it, the decayed remains of a man, but no treasures, excepting some golden tablets inscribed with characters of a language which nobody could understand. Each man's share of these tablets amounted to one hundred dinars (about ^50).
Page 148 - Feed her and clothe her, love "her tenderly, and fulfil her desires as long as thou livest, for " she is an estate which conferreth great reward upon her lord. " Be not hard to her, for she will be more easily moved by " persuasion than by force. Observe what she wisheth, and that " on which her mind runneth ; thereby shalt thou make her "to stay in thy house. If thou resistest her will it is ruin.
Page 44 - Whole was scarce compleated in Twenty Years time. " When this King was dead, his Brother Cephres [Khaf-Ra] succeeded him, and reign'd Six and Fifty Years : Some say it was not his Brother, but his Son Chabryis that came to the Crown : But all agree in this, that the Successor, in imitation of his Predecessor, erected another Pyramid like to the former, both in Structure and Artificial Workmanship, but not near so large, every square of the Basis being only a Furlong in Breadth. " Upon the greater...
Page 121 - After this the priests enumerated from a book the names of three hundred and thirty other kings. In so many generations of men, there were eighteen Ethiopians and one native queen ; the rest were Egyptians. The name of this woman who reigned, was the same as that of the Babylonian queen, Nitocris : they said that she avenged her brother, whom the Egyptians had slain, while reigning over them ; and after they had slain him, they then delivered the kingdom to her ; and she, to avenge him, destroyed...
Page 33 - ... god, and not built by degrees by the hands of men. Some of the Egyptians tell wonderful things, and invent strange fables concerning these works, affirming that the mounts were made of salt and salt-petre, and that they were melted by the inundation of the river, and being so dissolved, every thing was washed away but the building itself. But this is not the truth of the thing; but the great multitude of hands that raised the mounts, the same carried back the earth to the place whence they dug...
Page 57 - A story is told of her, that when she was bathing an eagle snatched one of her sandals from the hands of her female attendant and carried it to Memphis; the eagle soaring over the head of the pharaoh, who was administering justice at the time, let the sandal fall into his lap.
Page 56 - This king, they say, detesting the severity of the former kings, carried himself all his days gently and graciously towards all his subjects, and did all that possibly he could to gain their love and good will towards him ; besides other things, he expended vast sums of money upon the oracles and worship of the gods ; and bestowing large gifts upon honest men, whom he judged to be injured, and to be hardly dealt with in the courts of justice.
Page 45 - Cephres/Khafre] designed these two for their sepulchers, yet it happened that neither of them were there buried. For the people, being incensed at, them by the reason of the toil and labour they were put to, and the cruelty and oppression of their kings, threatened to drag their carcasses out of their graves, and pull them by piece-meal, and cast them to the dogs; and therefore both of them upon their beds commanded their servants to bury them in some obscure place. Diodorus...
Page 148 - II, 536. she wisheth and to that to which her desire runneth, and to that upon which she fixeth her mind [and obtain it for her], for thereby shalt thou make her to stay in thy house. If thou resistest her will, it is ruin to thee. Speak to her heart and show her thy love." ' The extremest "friend of woman...

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