No bookmark today - I found this note written inside an old history book and wanted to share it:

Egypt has the most lovely climate that the world can boast. The mechanical skill of the Egyptians has never been surpassed. 
Persia, Greek and Roman have come and gone; Pagan, Jew and Christian and Muslim have built their temples - seen the glory and decline of their religions.
Isis and Osiris, Moses, Christ, Joseph, Caliphs, Mamelukes, Khedive, Haroun Al Raschid, Pharaohs, Cleopatra.
Six thousand years of assiduous cultivation of the soil has not diminished its fertility.

Found in "Outlines of Universal History From The Creation of the World to the Present Time" by Dr. George Weber. Published by Brewer and Tileston, 1853.

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