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Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay   By: (1794-1840)

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NOTES OF AN OVERLAND JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND EGYPT TO BOMBAY.

BY THE LATE MISS EMMA ROBERTS.

WITH A MEMOIR.

1841

This file was produced from images generously made available by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF/Gallica) at http://gallica.bnf.fr

CONTENTS.

MEMOIR

CHAPTER I.

LONDON TO PARIS.

Departure from London A French Steam vessel Unfavourable Weather Arrival at Havre Difficulties at the Custom house Description of Havre Embarkation on the Steamer for Rouen Appearance of the Country Inclemency of the Weather Arrival at Rouen Description of Rouen Departure by the Boat for Paris Scenes and Traditions on the Banks of the Seine Journey by the Railroad to Paris The Douaniers Observations on the Journey up the Seine

CHAPTER II.

PARIS TO MARSEILLES.

Description of Paris Departure by the Diligence The Country The Vineyards Hotels and fare Arrival at Lyons Description of the City Departure in the Steam boat for Arles Descent of the Rhône Beauty and Variety of the Scenery Confusion on disembarking at Beaucaire A Passenger Drowned Arrival at Arles Description of the Town Embarkation in the Steamer for Marseilles Entrance into the Mediterranean Picturesque Approach to Marseilles Arrival in the Harbour Description of Marseilles Observations upon the Journey through France by Ladies

CHAPTER III.

MARSEILLES TO ALEXANDRIA.

Vexations at the Custom house Embarkation on the Malta Steamer Difficulties of exit from the Harbour Storm Disagreeable Motion of the Steam vessel Passengers Arrival at Malta Description of the City Vehicles Dress of the Maltese Women State of Society Church of St. John The Palace The Cemetery of the Capuchin Convent Intolerance of the Roman Catholic Priesthood Shops, Cafés, and Hotels Manufactures and Products of Malta Heat of the Island Embarkation on board an English Government Steamer Passengers A young Egyptian Arrival at Alexandria Turkish and Egyptian Fleets Aspect of the City from the Sea Landing

CHAPTER IV.

ALEXANDRIA TO BOULAK.

Description of Alexandria Hotels Houses Streets Frank Shops Cafés Equipages Arrangements for the Journey to Suez Pompey's Pillar Turkish and Arab Burial grounds Preparations for the Journey to Cairo Embarkation on the Canal Bad accommodation in the Boat Banks of the Canal Varieties of Costume in Egypt Collision during the night Atfee Its wretched appearance The Pasha Exchange of Boats Disappointment at the Nile Scarcity of Trees Manners of the Boatmen Aspect of the Villages The Marquess of Waterford The Mughreebee Magician First sight of the Pyramids Arrival at Boulak, the Port of Cairo

CHAPTER V.

CAIRO.

Arrival at Boulak Description of the place Moolid, or Religious Fair Surprise of the People The Hotel at Cairo Description of the City The Citadel View from thence The City The Shops The Streets The interior of the Pasha's Palace Pictures Furniture Military Band Affray between a Man and Woman Indifference of the Police to Street Broils Natives beaten by Englishmen Visit to an English Antiquary By ways of the City Interior of the Houses Nubian Slave market Gypsies Preparation for Departure to Suez Mode of driving in the Streets of Cairo Leave the City The Changes in travelling in Egypt Attractions of Cairo

CHAPTER VI.

THE DESERT.

Equipage for crossing the Desert Donkey chairs Sense of calmness and tranquillity on entering the Desert Nothing dismal in its aspect The Travellers' Bungalow Inconvenient construction of these buildings Kafila of the Governor of Jiddah and his Lady Their Equipage Bedouins Impositions practised on Travellers Desert Travelling not disagreeable Report of the sailing of the Steamer Frequency of false reports Ease with which an infant of the party bore the journey A wheeled carriage crossing the Desert Parties of Passengers from Suez encountered One of Mr... Continue reading book >>




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