An Egyptian Reading Book for Beginners: Being a Series of Historical, Funereal, Moral, Religious and Mythological Texts Printed in Hieroglyphic Characters, Together with a Transliteration and a Complete Vocabulary

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1896 - 592 pages
 

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Page l - Hail to thee, maker of all beings, Lord of law, father of the gods ; maker of men, creator of beasts ; Lord of grains, making food for the beast of the field The One alone without a second King alone, single among the gods ; of many names, unknown is their number.
Page xvii - Once there were two brethren, of one mother and one father ; Anpu was the name of the elder, and Bata was the name of the younger. Now, as for Anpu he had a house, and he had a wife. But his little brother was to him as it were a son ; he it was who made for him his clothes ; he it was who followed behind his oxen to the fields ; he it was who did the ploughing ; he...
Page lii - O Form, ONE, creator of all things, O ONE, ONLY, maker of existences ! Men came forth from his two eyes, the gods sprang into existence at the utterance of his mouth. He maketh the green herb to make cattle live, and the staff of life for the (use of) man. He maketh the fishes to live in the rivers, the winged fowl in the sky; he giveth the breath of life to (the germ) in the egg, he maketh birds of all kinds to live, and likewise the reptiles that creep and fly; he causeth the rats to live in...
Page xxi - D'Orsigny papyrus. There the younger brother says to the elder: 'I shall enchant my heart, and I shall place it upon the top of the flower of the cedar. Now the cedar will be cut down and my heart will fall to the ground, and thou shalt come to seek for it, even though thou pass seven years in seeking it; but when thou hast found it, put it into a vase of cold water, and in very truth I shall live.'z But that point of interest and such comparisons as these bring us to the brink of the second question:...
Page l - ARABIA, lord of the sky, eldest son of the earth, lord of the things which exist, establisher of things, establisher of all things, One in his times among the gods, beautiful Bull of the company of the gods, president of all the gods, lord of...
Page xxiii - And the people were rebuked every day, they knew not what they should do. And the chief fuller of Pharaoh walked by the bank, and his heart was very evil within him after the daily quarrel with him. He stood still, he stood upon the sand opposite to the lock of hair, which was in the water, and he made one enter into the water and bring it to him; and there was found in it a smell, exceeding sweet. He took it to Pharaoh; and they brought the scribes and the wise men, and they said unto Pharaoh: "This...
Page xl - Majesty on the southern side of Kadesh. His Majesty rose up like Ra and put on the ornaments of the god Menthu, and the lord continued on his journey and arrived at the southern border of the city of Shabtun. And two members of the Shasu people came and...
Page liii - Prince of heaven, heir of earth, Lord of all things that exist ! Alone in his exploits even amongst the gods, The goodly bull of the Ennead of the gods, Chiefest of all the gods, Lord of truth, father of the gods, Maker of men, creator of animals, Lord of the things which are, maker of fruit trees, Maker of pasture, who causeth the cattle to live...
Page xxiii - What you have said is very good." And they were sent. Now many days after this, the men who had gone abroad returned to report to his majesty. But those who had gone to the Valley of the Pine did not return, for Bata had killed them, leaving only one of them to report to his majesty.
Page xlii - Majesty was sitting and talking with his of ficers, the abominable prince of the Kheta came together with his footmen, and cavalry, and the multitudes of people who were with him, and they crossed over the canal at the south of Kadesh and came upon the soldiers of his Majesty who were marching along in ignorance of what was happening.

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