Memoranda, Illustrative of the Tombs and Sepulchral Decorations of the Egyptians: With a Key to the Egyptian Tomb Now Exhibiting in Piccadilly : Also, Remarks on Mummies, and Observations on the Process of Embalming

Thomas Boys, 1822 - 89 頁

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第 41 頁 - No power of the fire might give them light: neither could the bright flames of the stars endure to lighten that horrible night. Only there appeared unto them a fire kindled of itself, very dreadful...
第 43 頁 - But this scene once over, a miraculous and divine light displays itself, and shining plains, and flowery meadows, open on all hands before them. Here they are entertained with hymns and dances, with the sublime doctrines of faithful knowledge, and with reverend and holy visions.
第 41 頁 - For when unrighteous men thought to oppress the holy nation ; they being shut up in their houses, the prisoners of darkness, and fettered with the bonds of a long night, lay there exiled from the eternal Providence. For while they supposed to lie hid in their secret sins, they were scattered under a dark veil of forgetfulness, being horribly astonished and troubled with strange apparitions...
第 42 頁 - Whether it were a whistling wind, or a melodious noise of birds among the spreading branches, or a pleasing fall of water running violently, or a terrible sound of stones cast down, or a running that could not be seen of skipping beasts, or a roaring voice of most savage wild beasts, or a rebounding echo from the hollow mountains; these things made them to swoon for fear.
第 42 頁 - For the whole world shined with clear light, and none were hindered in their labour. Over them only was spread an heavy night, an image of that darkness which should afterwards receive them ; but yet were they unto themselves more grievous than the darkness...
第 21 頁 - ... hand side wall there are three tiers of figures one above the other, which is the general system almost all over the tomb. In the upper tier are a number of men pulling a chain attached to a standing mummy, which is apparently unmoved by their efforts. The two beneath consist of funeral processions, and a row of mummies lying on frames horizontally on the ground. On the left is a military and mysterious procession, consisting of a great number of figures all looking towards a man who is much...
第 43 頁 - The cloud and thick darkness are dispersed : and the mind, which before was full of disconsolate obscurity, now emerges, as it were, into day, replete with light and chearfulness, out of the profound depth into which it had been plunged'.
第 43 頁 - ... open on all hands before them. Here they are entertained with hymns, and dances, with the sublime doctrines of sacred knowledge, and with reverend and holy visions. And now become perfect and initiated, they are free and no longer under restraints ; but crowned, and triumphant, they walk up and down the regions of the blessed; converse with pure and holy men; and celebrate the sacred mysteries at pleasure.
第 41 頁 - For they, that promised to drive away terrors and troubles from a sick soul, were sick themselves of fear, worthy to be laughed at.
第 25 頁 - ... is almost impossible to give a description of the various figures, which adorn the walls and pillars of this chamber. There are great varieties of symbolical figures of men, women, and animals, apparently intending to represent the different exploits of the hero, to whom the tomb was dedicated. On going out of this chamber into the first hall is a staircase, which leads into a lower passage, the entrance into which is decorated with two figures, on each side, a male and a female, as large as...