Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey Volume 2
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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...of the same river; then passed through a tract of country where the road winds amidst clumps of evergreens beautifully disposed by nature upon a fine turf, with hills, valleys, and lawns, as in an English park. Here they met a company of Turks coursing with their greyhounds, who made them a present of a hare. They then crossed a ridge, the absolute height of which (though apparently inconsiderable, when compared with the adjacent valleys) was indicated by large patches of snow lying upon the ground. The country consists of fine pasture-lands, mixed with good timber-trees. ' On a long descent from this place they looked down upon an extensive and well-cultivated plain, at the foot of which they arrived at In-oghi, a large village situated on the edge of the plains under the vast precipices of a mountain of bare rock, excavated naturally into caverns, and artificially into sepulchral chambers. Some of these in the upper part of the heights, are the abode of eagles, which are seen soaring around them in great numbers. One enormous cavern is shut up in front by a wall with battlements and towers, and seems once to have served as a sort of citadel to the town. April 1.--From In-oghi to Shughut, five hours: the weather very clear. The road passes over pleasant hills and dales, where-appears a considerable degree of cultivation, interspersed with fine oaks and beeches, and in one place there is a large forest. Some symptoms of Spring havebegun to appear, but the season is not yet so forward as it was upon the south coast in the beginning of February. Not a tree has begun to bud: the corn is but just above the ground; and primroses, violets, and crocusses, are the only flowers to be seen. At Shughut the appearance was more wintry than when we...
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