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General View of the Garden of Gethsemane--Where Christ Prayed the last prayer
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General View of the Garden of Gethsemane--Where Christ Prayed the last prayer
Title:
General View of the Garden of Gethsemane--Where Christ Prayed the last prayer [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.1 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Psalms, xl: 7,8.)--'Then said I, Lo, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O, my God; yea, the law is within my heart.' Alphonse de Lamartine, member of the French Academy, after losing in Palestine his only daughter, Julia, wrote in the Garden of Gethsemane one of the saddest poems, part of which we quote: 'At the dry, dusty base of Olive's Mount Under the shade of Zion's ruined walls, Lies a dark valley whence the sun's clear light Is quite shut out. There Cedron slowly rolls His scanty waves between his arid banks; There in the hillside lies Jehoshaphat entombed. Instead of grass the barren soil bears only ruins, And the ancient trees cleave with their straggling roots the stony tombs. There between two high rocks is dimly seen The lonely grot to which the Man of Grief Went to experience death before it came.'" A name has been printed at lower left of the photograph
Garden of Gethsemane, showing the laid out sections and fencing and, in the background, the eastern walls of the city of Jerusalem
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5508 LVii234CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries