The Missionary Herald Volume 33

The Missionary Herald Volume 33

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... habitation in the' nation. The press, as you are aware, will give great facility and efficiency to our operations. Broosa. JOURNAL OF MESSRS. SCHNEIDER AND POWERS, DURING AN EXCURSION TO KUTAIEH. Villages and Country on the Route--Kutaieh, October 31, 1836. Left Broosa for Kutaieh. In two hours we left the beautiful plain of Broosa, and for four hours rode over a rough uneven soil, better suited to the pasturage of goats, of which we saw great numbers, than to cultivation, especially among an indolent people. Then entering an extensive and fertile plain, anciently called Modra, in two hours more, eight hours from Broosa, we reached the village of Yeni Goel, (New Lake). This plain is about sixteen miles by five in extent, having Mount Olympus on the south, and a high range of hills on the north. Yeni Goel, situated near the centre of the plain, and surrounded by luxurient fields and gardens, contains between five and six thousand inhabitants and seventy shops, and is a market-place for the neighboring villages. Aou. J. Our ride to-day lay over Domallitch dugh or mountains. This is a branch of the general range forming the northern boundary of an extensive table-land in the interior of Asia Minor. The noble forests of oak and beach on the north, and of yellow pine on the south, attracted our notice, and as evidence of their superior quality, large quantities of the oak, by order of the government, and for a small compensation, are cut and transported by the poor villagers to Ghemlik for ship building; the tedious transportation of which we had abundant opportunity to observe. We were six hours in ascending the mountain, but much less in descending. We saw no wild bird or beast, nor traces of any, except here and there a spot of earth more

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  • English
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