At Beirut time will be given to visit Damascus; after which the steamer will proceed to Joppa.
From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
He sold off everything almost directly, and bought a stock of Egyptian curiosities, which he intended selling at Damascus; but as the caravan with which he would have to travel would not be starting for another six weeks, he took advantage of the delay to visit the Pyramids, and some of the cities along the banks of the Nile.
Now the attractions of Damascus so fascinated the worthy Ali, that he could hardly tear himself away, but at length he remembered that he had a home in Bagdad, meaning to return by way of Aleppo, and after he had crossed the Euphrates, to follow the course of the Tigris.
On the contrary, he must attack and fall upon them with a gallant bearing and a fearless heart, and, if possible, vanquish and destroy them, even though they have for armour the shells of a certain fish, that they say are harder than diamonds, and in place of swords wield trenchant blades of Damascus
steel, or clubs studded with spikes also of steel, such as I have more than once seen.
"'Passing beyond this last island, we reached a country where there was a cave that ran to the distance of thirty or forty miles within the bowels of the earth, and that contained a greater number of far more spacious and more magnificent palaces than are to be found in all Damascus
And with the question a great light seemed to fill the place, and I saw my duty sun-clear, as Saul saw his on the way to Damascus
I wore a long sword which cut like a Damascus
-- you remember it, Aramis for you always called it Balizarde.
Indeed, to say the truth, what little of its former self may then remain, will be found in so desolate and ruinous a state that the patriarch shall have removed his residence to Damascus
. This is well.
"There is still the city of Constantine to be taken, and war to be waged against the Soldan of Damascus
. And beyond him again there is tribute to be levied from the Cham of Tartary and from the kingdom of Cathay.
Him follow'd RIMMON, whose delightful Seat Was fair DAMASCUS
, on the fertil Banks Of ABBANA and PHARPHAR, lucid streams.
Sometimes I think of the far East, and keep rolling the names of Eastern cities under my tongue: Damascus
and Bagdad, Medina and Mecca.