Travels Through Portugal and Spain in 1772 and 1773

Travels Through Portugal and Spain in 1772 and 1773

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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. 1775 edition. Excerpt: ...grow in Spain: horses and mules are fed with chopped straw and barley, because oats would be of too heating a nature in these climates. Abundance of (stWYZOY/ETO grows in these part-s. April 28. ssX/Ve this daylpassed by the town of Sax, which possesseswa ruined Moorish castle (a view of which is inserted in one of the plates of this work), built on the summit of a very high and craggy rock, both together forming a very romantic and 'remarkable view, to which Mr. Mason's lines may be applied with propriety: ---Time's gradual touch Has mouldePd into beaut man a tow'r, Y Y 'Which when it frowffld with all its battlements NVas only terrible.--Ve dined at Monforte, and at night arrived at Alicante, having travelled near ten leagues: the road was tolerable, and partly over mountains covered with olive-trees. The distance from Valencia to Alicante is about onehundred and sixty-four miles. This city is celebrated for the goodness ofsiits harbour, which is quite open, but with sec-ure anchorage, and is usually full of ships loading wines, salt, and glass-wort. The city is built on 'the slope ofa high mountain, on the top of which the castle is situated. It contains twenty thousand inhabitants, among whom are three or four English families; three parish churches, six convents of monks, and three of nuns: it has five gates; fiftyeight cannon are planted on three bastions. The garrison consists of twelve hundred soldiers, and eight hundred militia-men. There is a small inconsiderable theatre here. _ Robert Wilkie, Esq. his majesty's consul, was so obliging as to take. me in his carriage to see lar lzuertas, or the gardens, two leagues north from the town. I observed in the governor's garden, a silk-tree and some madder plants; and in that of more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793722
  • 9781236793720