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Life of women in the East. The following description, taken from a work entitled the "Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines," written by two sisters, the Misses Beaufort, is interesting: The gayest sight we saw was the Sweet Waters of Asia, to which Lady Bulwer kindly took us, on the great day of the year — the Friday after Kourban Bairam. This is the summer Hyde Park of Constantinople — the Sweet Waters of Europe being only in fashion during the winter season; there is no beauty in the spot, save that of a few fine trees, beneath whose shade the women sit the whole day. The place was excessively crowded, and one could not have a better opoortunity of studying Turkish women; they did not seem to be enormously unlike the pictures drawn of them by those of our modern poets, who describe them as fair and modest pearls, sitting like snowdrops enclosed in one on Ward's patent sealed cases, the damp dews of the inside of the glass answering to the jealousies through which the