No fascination has ever been attached to Oriental literature, equal to that produced by Mr Galland's first translation of the Arabian Tales; in which, retaining on the one hand the splendour of Eastern
costume, and on the other the wildness of Eastern
fiction, he mixed these with just so much ordinary feeling and expression, as rendered them interesting and intelligible, while he abridged the long-winded narratives, curtailed the monotonous reflections, and rejected the endless repetitions of the Arabian original.
In this distress, the King's son-in-law resolved to seek help once more from the Eastern
magician, to whom he at once travelled through the air like a bird by the help of the ring.
The four Eastern
States, from all the causes that form the links of national sympathy and connection, may with certainty be expected to unite.
Among the passengers were a number of officers, Government officials, and opium and indigo merchants, whose business called them to the eastern
The red eastern
sky, the northward blackness, the salt Dead Sea, the stony beach crawling with these foul, slow-stirring monsters, the uniform poisonous-looking green of the lichenous plants, the thin air that hurts one's lungs: all contributed to an appalling effect.
Through the obscurity, which prevailed most immediately under the eastern
mountain, a small and uncertain light was plainly to be seen, though, as it was occasionally lost to the eye, it seemed struggling for existence.
My position enabled me to include in a single view both the eastern
and western extremities of the islet; and I observed a singularly-marked difference in their aspects.
That at the eastern
extremity was hung, for example in blue--and vividly blue were its windows.
When they had descended and risen again, they found themselves on the eastern
brink of a steep hill.
This fashionable watering-place, with its eastern
and its western stations, its piers, its groves of pines, its promenades, and its covered gardens, was, to Angel Clare, like a fairy place suddenly created by the stroke of a wand, and allowed to get a little dusty.
It belonged in the list of softening, sensuous influences peculiar to this home of Eastern
If we are well informed, the point of departure for this surprising journey is to be the island of Zanzibar, upon the eastern
In the centre of the eastern
side of the Place, rose a heavy and hybrid construction, formed of three buildings placed in juxtaposition.
She showed him an Eastern
town with flat roofs and cupolas and minarets.
I already knew him by his 'Potiphar Papers,' and the ever-delightful reveries which have since gone under the name of 'Prue and I;' but those books of Eastern
travel opened a new world of thinking and feeling.