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" I have taken," said Amrou to the caliph, " the great city of the West. It is impossible for me to enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty ; and I shall content myself with observing, that it contains four thousand palaces, four thousand baths,... "
State of nations, past and present, 1000 questions and answers - Page 46
by P A. Beddome - 1844 - 270 pages
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1789 - 424 pages
...Egypt. " I have " taken," faid Amrou to the caliph, " the great " city of the Weft. It is impoilible for me to " enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty; *' and I fhall content myfelf with oblcrving , *' that it contains four thoufand palaces , foui " thoufand baths,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805 - 488 pages
...the standard of Mahomet was planted on the walls of the capital of Egypt. " I have taken," said Amrou to the caliph, " the " great city of the West. It is impossible for me to enume" rate the variety of its riches and beauty; and I shall content " myself with observing, that...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806 - 526 pages
...standard of Mahomet was planted on the walls of the capital of Egypt.^," I have" taken," said Amrou to the caliph, " the great " 'city of the West. It...thousand " baths, four hundred theatres or places of amuse" ment, twelve thousand shops for the .sale of ve" getable food, and forty thousand tributary...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816 - 488 pages
...the standard of Mahomet was planted on the walls of the capital of Egypt. " I have taken," said Amrou to the caliph, " the great city of the West. It is..." and I shall content myself with observing, that itcon"" tains four thousand palaces, four thousand baths, four " hundred theatres or places of amusement,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1820 - 528 pages
...the standard of Mahomet was planted on the walls of the capital of Egypt. " I have taken," said Amrou to the caliph, " the great city of the " West. It...observing, that it " contains four thousand palaces, four thou" sand baths, four hundred theatres or places " of amusement, twelve thousand shops for the " sale...
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications

Constable and co, ltd - 1829 - 764 pages
...incredible. The conqueror thus expresses himself in his communication to the Kalif : — " I have taken the great city of the West. It is impossible for me...to enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty. It contains 4000 palaces, 4000 baths, 400 theatres or places of amusement, 12,000 shops for the sale...
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The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror, Volume 2

Anniversary calendar - 1832 - 600 pages
...month's siege, Friday, in the month Moharram, AD 640. " I have taken," he addressed the Caliph Omar, " the great city of the West. It is impossible for me...shall content myself with observing, that it contains 4000 palaces, 4000 baths, 400 theatres or places of amusement, 12,000 shops for the sale of vegetable...
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Dictionary of the Holy Bible

Augustin Calmet - Bible - 1832 - 1060 pages
...the extent of their acquisition. "I have taken," said AIIITOU, the general of Omar, to his master, " the great city of the West. It is impossible for me...to enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty ; I shall content myself with oliserving that it contains 4000 palaces, 4000 baths, 400 theatres or...
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A Biblical and Theological Dictionary: Explanatory of the History ..., Volume 1

Richard Watson - Bible - 1832 - 1030 pages
...formed of the extent and grandeur of Alexandria, by the boast made by Amrou : "I have taken," said he, "the great city of the west. It is impossible for...to enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty. I shall content myself with observing, that it contains four thousand palaces, four thousand baths,...
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A Biblical and Theological Dictionary: Explanatory of the History, Manners ...

Richard Watson - Bible - 1832 - 1094 pages
...riches aid beauty. I shall content myself with ob-irving, tnat it contains four thousand pali'-e*. four thousand baths, four hundred theatres or places...amusement, twelve thousand shops for the sale of vegetable iuods and forty thousand tributary Jews." It was in Alexandria chiefly that the Grer;in philosophy...
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