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The Nile has become nearly as much travelled by Americans
as the Rhine; it requires but a moderate income to jump to
Athens, Cairo, Jerusalem ; many an American flag meets the
traveller beneath Luxor's old temple; hundreds of New-York
and Boston names, and those of every city in our States, greet
his eye in the tombs of the Remeses, and throughout the mighty
wrecks of Thebes. Several go to the Nile as they go up the
Clyde or Hudson, to see a change of manner, primitive enjoy-
ments, and to enjoy a dry, pure air, and the sweetest of water.
And yet, notwithstanding burlesque travels, and " Punch on
the Pyramids," there are those to be found, who still regard
Egypt with the mysterious awe of their earlier days, and in
her monuments find the most material evidence in existence
°f the truth of divine revelation ;.—who turn from the unsatis-
factory juggleries and traditions of the Holy Land, to the chisel-
led and painted memorials of the Pharaohs' artists, which give
us now the authentic records of early Egyptian dynasties, in
almost the same condition as when Diodorus saw them two
thousand years ago.

By one of those extraordinary artifices which creates ex-
citement by manufacturing opinion, it has been fashionable
"With a certain class to slight the continued, palpable evidence
deduced from the monuments and deciphered language of