Memoirs of Baron de Tott; Containing the State of the Turkish Empire and the Crimea, During the Late War with Russia

Memoirs of Baron de Tott; Containing the State of the Turkish Empire and the Crimea, During the Late War with Russia : With Numerous Anecdotes, Facts, and Observations, on the Manners and Customs of the Turks and Tarters Volume 1

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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. 1786 edition. Excerpt: ...the Nile offered none of these advantages; the only Port which was upon the Coaft was twelve Leagues from the River, 7 in a Desert, and would not-have been perceived but by a Genius bold and sublime. gA City was to be built, and he designed the Plan. To what a degree of Splendor did he raise Alexsiandria, .even-'in its very Infancy? He joined it to the Nile by a Canal, at once navigable and useful to Cultivation; it became the C-ity of all Nations, and the Metropolis of Commerce. His name honours these Ashes, -which barbarous Ages have heaped up', and which Only wait to be tempered by some beneficent hand, to form a Cement for the re-con' C 2 strutting struction of the most noble Edifice the human mind has ever conceived.. ' The rocky bottom, which extends along the Coast of Egypt, proves the Isle of Pharos to have been formed. by the Ruins of Alexandria;" and that the Shallow, which separates the two Basons, has been caused by the Rubbish driven thither by the Sea. The' new Shorelikewise. confirms the truth of this Observation; and. the rolling of the Wavcs continually discovers a number of Stones, which have Inseriptions on them, and are certainly part of the remains of this ancient City. _ j Its Ruins afford: us, at every-step, a testimony of its former splendor; and the figure of a Macedonian-Cloak, which its Boundaries resemble, by recalling to the memory its illustrious Founder, seem-s to have excited veneration, even fromdthe Barbarians, in their different plllagjagpof this City; _ The same Walls, whiehz gie-i fended its Industry and, Richesfizijllzdea send its Ruins, and present us' saith, a master-piece of fancient lVlasqn-ry, y-_;, -, _ Some q Some Historians pretend "these have been built by the Saracens, instead of more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952480
  • 9781236952486