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LONDON : PRINTED BY R. CLAY, SON, AND TAYLOR,

BREAD STREET HILL.

THE GOVERNESS IN EGYPT.

HAREM LIFE

IN

EGYPT AND CONSTANTINOPLE.

BY

EMMELINE LOTT,
FORMERLY GOVERNESS TO HIS HIGHNESS THE GRAND PACHA,
IBRAHIM, SON OF HIS HIGHNESS ISMAEL PACHA,

VICEROY OF EGYPT.

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LONDON :
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

1865.

[The Fight of Translation is Reserved. 1

203. f. 43.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

CHAPTER I.

The Grand Bairam-Its Origin-Duration—Where Passed-Cour-

ban Bairam-Aid fitx-Shops closed–Turkish Mode of keeping
that Festival - Its Commencement - My Impressions- Prize
Sheep-How Decorated - Blood Sprinkling - Arab Cuisine -
Donations-Bon-bons, &c.—Contents of Dumb Waiters at the
Doors—How the Peris pass their Time— Visitors to the Princesses
-The Offerings—The Governess and the Princesses—The Prin-
cesses en grande Toilette - Their Robes — Display of Jewels
-The Viceroy's Portraits-By whom worn-In what Costumes
- Disregard of the Prophet's Interdiction - The Baba wears
a Hat-Lines appropriate to the Viceroy's Portrait—The Ladies
of the Harem and Slaves in full Dress—The German Peasants
as Turkish Houris—The Grand Pacha, en grande Tenue–The
Grand Eunuch's Apartment The Prince's Levee-My Position
— The Ceremony-An Egyptian Besa los ManosPreparation
—The Viceroy's Arrival-His Reception--The Baba at the
Harem Gate—The Stone Hall-A splendid Scene-H. H.'s
Entrance into the Harem-Hợw received—Want of Filial Affec-
tion—The Viceroy's Heir—The Heir Presumptive to the Vice-
royalty-The Grand Pacha's PrideThe: Viceregal Presents—
The Muneyédé—The Viceroy visits the Mosque—The Viceregal
Visits to different Harems — The Baba's Armourer — H. H.
in his Court Costume-A Jealous Fit- The Arab Princess's
“Mettle” is up-Her Oath-The Ikbal-Her Narrow Escape-

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