This fanciful writer pretends that its name was given to it after the passage of the Israelites, when Pharaoh
perished in the waves which closed at the voice of Moses.
There amid the steam of vegetables and the vapours of acres of "ham and," the crash of crockery, the clatter of steel, the screaming of "short orders," the cries of the hungering and all the horrid tumult of feeding man, surrounded by swarms of the buzzing winged beasts bequeathed us by Pharaoh
, Milly steered her magnificent way like some great liner cleaving among the canoes of howling savages.
, who is a cad, likes blue blood on the same principle of the attraction of opposites.
One of the forms of moral suasion by which Pharaoh
wonders sent 'midst thee, On Pharaoh
and his servants too
The pride of the race was struck down as the first-born of Pharaoh
May the wheels of their chariots be taken off,'' said the Jew, ``like those of the host of Pharaoh
, that they may drive heavily
Or, that the sea should become dry, as in the days of Pharaoh
, and even then my vessels would become caravans.
Joseph was the real king, the strength, the brain of the monarchy, though Pharaoh
held the title.
Of those that began great and ended in a point, there are thousands of examples, for all the Pharaohs
and Ptolemies of Egypt, the Caesars of Rome, and the whole herd (if I may such a word to them) of countless princes, monarchs, lords, Medes, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, and barbarians, all these lineages and lordships have ended in a point and come to nothing, they themselves as well as their founders, for it would be impossible now to find one of their descendants, and, even should we find one, it would be in some lowly and humble condition.
Thus it threw shadows of these obscure and homely figures every evening with as much care over each contour as if it had been the profile of a court beauty on a palace wall; copied them as diligently as it had copied Olympian shapes on marble FACADES long ago, or the outline of Alexander, Caesar, and the Pharaohs
It was a People's Course, the lecture on the Pyramids, and Jo rather wondered at the choice of such a subject for such an audience, but took it for granted that some great social evil would be remedied or some great want supplied by unfolding the glories of the Pharaohs
to an audience whose thoughts were busy with the price of coal and flour, and whose lives were spent in trying to solve harder riddles than that of the Sphinx.