A Description of the East, and Some Other Countries Volume 2

A Description of the East, and Some Other Countries Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1745 edition. Excerpt: ...and arrived on the twentieth late at mit; on the side of the hill over Claritza: This place is about twoltagx; and os the breadth os half an acre at the mouth of the Peneus. Ontss gwest side os the Peneus is the famous mount Olympus, whiclitlitpct _me answered very cooly, that the officer must exercise his scveritilz 'permitted us to go on. siwhere the road seems to have been levelled by cutting away ther! 'at the soot of mount Ossa, the road leads to the south ivesllore: and made way sor the river to pass sreely, much to be doubted whether the first of these plains was llol. the _ sl-sscflk of them as at the mouth of the Peneu s. Xerxes sailed witll hill C H A P. VII., it battle between CffiSAR and POMPEY, so that most persons embark at Salonica for the ponofflpfi; in T hessaly on the south side of the bay of Salonicztbzm; voyage of about fifteen leagues. We embarked fbs that placeon and lay in the open air at the soot of' mount Ossa in Thessaly) part os it which was called Pelasgiotis; the country of Magntsitz mount Pelion being to the east, and make that head of land Wllitl; to the north os the bay that was known to the antients by the namzz Pagasmus. The next morning we went to the convent of SLDtmeti: from the river Peneus, which rises in mount Pindus, the greattsrit" os the way being a rich narrow plain not a mile broad, wliiclmayb the pleasant helds os Tempe, that are described to be sive niltslon; feigned to be the seat of the gods. We came to the Peneuswhtrerla is a bridge over it to the west side; here we were stopped atactlz? house where the officer made a demand, and talking high, he pital? ed so far as to make mention of bastinados; but a janizary Ihtffsirili over him; and shewing my firman, or passport, he began...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796047
  • 9781236796042