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A Visit to the Taj Mahal (Annotated) John Fletcher Hurst

A Visit to the Taj Mahal (Annotated)

John Fletcher Hurst

Published May 5th 2012
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Kindle Edition
11 pages
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Originally published in the July 1886 issue of “The Chautauquan” magazine, this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, describes in detail the splendid white marble mausoleum at Agra, India, built by theMoreOriginally published in the July 1886 issue of “The Chautauquan” magazine, this Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, describes in detail the splendid white marble mausoleum at Agra, India, built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his favorite wife.Includes supplemental material:• A Brief Description of the Taj Mahal• About Shah JehanSample passage:My second visit to the Taj was in the twilight, when the voices outside were calming down, and the shadows were everywhere deepening. The fretted ceiling in the great exterior niches caught up the humors of the setting sun, and repeated them in their own recesses. No two were alike. There was variety everywhere. The interior great hall was as calm as the grave itself. The colors of the inlaid stone gave a friendliness and gentleness to the marble which made it something else than nature’s densest frost. The long shadows of the minarets, falling like bars of lead across the white terrace of marble and reaching far out on the sides, gave a certain weird aspect to the whole, which one would little suspect until he had seen it for himself. The garden took on its darkest shades, for there was no moon.About the author:John Fletcher Hurst, D.D., LL.D. (1834-1903), was a writer, a bishop in the American Methodist Episcopal Church, and the first Chancellor of American University in Washington, D.C. Other works include “Outlines of Bible History,” “Outlines of Church History,” and “Indika: The Country and People of India and Ceylon.”