The Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean, Drawn by Sir G. Temple, Bart. [And Others]. with an Analysis of the Mediterranean and Descriptions of the

The Shores and Islands of the Mediterranean, Drawn by Sir G. Temple, Bart. [And Others]. with an Analysis of the Mediterranean and Descriptions of the

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...Suleiman, as an offering worthy of his arms. In this naval combat, the Christians are said to have lost fourteen thousand men, and in the whole expedition twenty-five thousand. The vengeance of the island-Arabs was now complete; but so remarkable an event in the history of their lone isle, seemed to merit a lasting monument. As the Moslems deal not in written records, they bethought themselves of decapitating the fallen Christians, and constructing with their hated heads a monument to satisfied revenge. While the tower was in progress of construction, Saera, who had been reserved as an offering to the shade of the injured Zobia, was subjected to the most excruciating tortures; at length, when human nature could endure no longer, his head has been separated from his mangled body, and, amidst shouts of acclamation, made the coronal of the Burj-er-Roos. CORFU AND MANDUCHIO, FROM MOUNT OLIVET. IONIAN ISLES. ' Mom dawns: and with it stern Albania's hills, Dark Suli's rocks, and Pindus' inland peak, Robed half in mist, bedewed with snowy rills, Arrayed in many a dun and purple streak, Arise." Byron. The foreground of this panoramic prospect is composed of the broken but elevated grounds that skirt Mount Olivet sea-wards, and are themselves confined by the calm waters of Manduchio Bay. Here small-craft, chiefly Grecian, are always seen, in motion or at rest; and the little town itself, the suburbs of which extend along the shore on the right, is the haunt of all the Albanians that visit or trade to Corfu. Beyond and behind Manduchio, Fort Abraham raises its stern front, bristling with weapons of destruction and of death, and immediately under its shadow and protection the principal part of the town is situated. Still further distant is seen the...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 4.06mm | 158.76g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590058
  • 9781236590053