Cleopatra: A Study
by Henry Houssaye
Publisher: Duprat & Co. 1890
Number of pages: 106
For twenty years she preserved her throne and maintained the independence of Egypt. It was done by mere womanly means -- intrigue, gallantry, grace, and weakness which is also a grace. If her renown is immortal, it is because she is the heroine of the most dramatic love-story of antiquity.
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by George Rawlinson - T. Fisher Unwin
In shape Egypt is like a lily with a crooked stem. A broad blossom terminates it at its upper end; a button of a bud projects from the stalk a little below the blossom. The broad blossom is the Delta, extending a direct distance of 180 miles.
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