Travels in Palestine, through the countries of Bashan and Cilead, east of the River Jordan; including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis . DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWN OF ACRE. January 10th. Anxiety, calculation, com-parison of distances and routes, apprehensionand impatience, all contributed to make thepast a night of watching rather than of repose.I was out thrice before the day broke ; andthough the sky was dark and overcast, and themorning piercingly cold, I dressed and felt apleasure in preparing to depart. With the firstgleam of light, it began to pour down a torrent

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Travels in Palestine, through the countries of Bashan and Cilead, east of the River Jordan; including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis . DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWN OF ACRE. January 10th. Anxiety, calculation, com-parison of distances and routes, apprehensionand impatience, all contributed to make thepast a night of watching rather than of repose.I was out thrice before the day broke ; andthough the sky was dark and overcast, and themorning piercingly cold, I dressed and felt apleasure in preparing to depart. With the firstgleam of light, it began to pour down a torrentof rain; the hour of sunrise passed, and nomules came ; ten oclock arrived, without anabatement of the streams that deluged thestreets ; and even at noon the sun was still ob-scured, and a heavy south-western gale suppliedfresh floods to the darkened atmosphere. We had sent to the muleteer, who had refusedto start on such a day, and those around us knewnot how to interpret such a rashness of impa-tience as that which the very suggestion ofmoving displayed. We were therefore confinedto the house the whole of the day; and, to ren- Tojaccjiii^c 1 1-3. / c/. /. DBSCRIPTION OF THE TOWN OF ACRE. 113 der its detention less tedious, I passed the closeof it in embodying such observations as I hadmyself made in my examination of the town, onthe afternoon of the day before, with othernotices that I had been able to collect regardingit in conversation with those long resident here. The town of Acre is seated on the extremityof a plain on the edge of the sea-shore, andnearly at the bottom of a bay formed by thepromontory of Mount Carmel on the south-west,and the skirts of the plain itself on the north-east. This bay, from the cape to the city, maybe about ten miles across; from the extremityof the cape to the bottom of the bay, on thesouth-east, more than half that distance ; butfrom the bottom of the bay to the town of Acreon the north-west, scarcely more than two milesin length, which is