Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M---Y W----Y M-----E; Written During Her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters &C. in Different Parts of Europe, Which Contain Among Other Curious Volume 2

Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M---Y W----Y M-----E; Written During Her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters &C. in Different Parts of Europe, Which Contain Among Other Curious Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1767 edition. Excerpt: ...Marmora, the antlent Propontis. We lay the next night at Selivrea, antiently a noble town. It is now a good sea port, and neatly built enough, and has a bridge of thirty-two arches. Here is a famous antient Greek church. 1 had given one of my coaches to a Greek lady, who desired the conveniency of travelling with me; she designed to pay-her devotions, and I was glad of the opportunity of going with her. I found if an ill built edifice, set out with the fame sort of ornaments, but less rich, as the Roman Catholick churches. They shewed shewed me a saint's body, where I threw a piece of money; and a picture of the Virgin Mary, drawn by the hand of St. Luke, very little to the credit of his painting; but, however, the finest Madona of Italy, is not more famous for her miracles. The Greeks have a monstrous taste in their pictures, which, for more finery, are always drawn upon a gold ground. You may imagine what a good air this has; but they have no notion either of made or proportion. They have a bishop here, who offici-' ated in his purple robe, and sent me a candle almost as big as myself for a present, when I was at my lodging. We lay that night at a town called Bujuk Cekmege or Great Bridge; and the night following at Kujuk Cekmege, or Little Bridge, in a very pleasant lodging, formerly a monastery of Dervises, having " Vot. II. H before before it a large court, encompassed with marble cloisters, with a good fountain in the middle. The prospect from this place, and the gardens round it, is the most agreeable I have seen; and shews, that monks of all religions know how to chuse their retirements. 'T- now belonging to a Hogia, or Schoolmaster, who teaches boys here. I asked him to shew me his own apartment, and was surprized to fee him...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548469
  • 9781236548467