Excerpt from The Isles of the Princes, or the Pleasures of Prinkipo
Under the light of these associations, and with the fantastic glimmer of human caprice and pas sion which the pages of Gibbon best picture, and under the constantly recurring phases of the Eastern Question, the summer of 1886 was passed by the writer.
The impressions herein recorded cannot, per haps, be of more than ﬂeeting interest to the reader. Their very diversity indicates the sepa rate and distinct hues of a prism, and these give their colors to the author's pages.
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