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 . s ^loignee deJerusalem. Bib. Orient, tom. 2. p. 485. ( ^2G(5 ) • CHAP. X. JOURNEY FROM RAMLAH, THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS,TO JERUSALEM. AVe left the town of llamlah through a roadagain bordered by the prickly-pear, and con-tinued over a fine plain until nine oclock,when we began to ascend, but gently, over landthat was partially cultivated. At ten, we cameto rugged hills, and saw on the left, in one ortwo places, vestiges of old Gothic

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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 . s ^loignee deJerusalem. Bib. Orient, tom. 2. p. 485. ( ^2G(5 ) • CHAP. X. JOURNEY FROM RAMLAH, THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS,TO JERUSALEM. AVe left the town of llamlah through a roadagain bordered by the prickly-pear, and con-tinued over a fine plain until nine oclock,when we began to ascend, but gently, over landthat was partially cultivated. At ten, we cameto rugged hills, and saw on the left, in one ortwo places, vestiges of old Gothic
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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 . s ^loignee deJerusalem. Bib. Orient, tom. 2. p. 485. ( ^2G(5 ) • CHAP. X. JOURNEY FROM RAMLAH, THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS,TO JERUSALEM. AVe left the town of llamlah through a roadagain bordered by the prickly-pear, and con-tinued over a fine plain until nine oclock,when we began to ascend, but gently, over landthat was partially cultivated. At ten, we cameto rugged hills, and saw on the left, in one ortwo places, vestiges of old Gothic buildings. Passing the first range of hills, we came to along narrow defile, in which we met a numberof Mohammedan pilgrims, chiefly Barbary Arabs,returning from Mecca by way of Damascus andJerusalem ; there were some few women amongthem, who were all barefoot and miserablydressed; and there was only one camel tocarry the baggage of the whole party. From hence we went up a steep ascent, andpassing a small building on the left, at noon wereached another similar one, where a caphar, ortoll, of sixteen ])aras was demanded of us. ToJucc i>(igc 2()(). JOL /.. JOURNEY FROM RAMLAH, &C. ^^67 Still ascending, we reached at length thesummit of these hills, from whence we had aview of the extensive plains to the west, througha break in the line of the first range of smallerhills, distinguishing plainly, Ramlah, Lydda, andJafFah, with a long line of coast on the northand south, and the distant horizon of the west.Stoney and rugged as the hills were here, therewere yet patches of ploughed land, and evidentmarks of care to save every rood fit for cul-tivation. Descendins: now on the eastern brow of thesehills, we came at one oclock to the village ofAbu-Gosh, so called from its lord, an Arab chief ingreat power here. A caphar was again demandedof us by a party of about twenty men, who satby the way-side armed to enforce it. It wasaccordingly paid, and soon afterwards the chiefhimself, a

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