Waldie's Select Circulating Library Volume 6

Waldie's Select Circulating Library Volume 6

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...and forests of firs; among the rocks we observed women and children; the population of Samos, at present in rebellion against the Turks, had sought refuge on the mountain. The men were armed in the city and upon the coasts. Samos resembles a mountain of the lake of Lucerne, illumined by the sky of Asia. Its base almost joins the continent, from which it is separated only by a narrow channel. A storm carried us into the gulf of Scala-Nova, not far from the ruins of Ephesus. In the morning we entered the channel of Scio, and sought an asylum in the road of Tschesme. celebrated for the destruction of the Ottoman fleet by Orloff. The delightful island of Scio extends, like a green hill, on the opposite side of a large river: its white houses, its towns and villages, grouped upon its umbrageous slopes, glitter amongst the orange trees and vines; its remains bespeak a recent state of prosperity and a numerous population. The Turkish dominion, although it had nearly reduced the Greek population of these beautiful islands to slavery, had not been able to stifle their active, industrious, commercial, and agricultural energies, I know of noplace in Europe which has a richer appearance than Scio; it is a garden of sixty leagues in circumference. A day's voyage brought us to the ruins and mineral waters of Tschcsme'. The sea having become calm, we set sail for Smyrna; the wind was variable throughout the day--and we slowly threaded the coast of Scio; the wood descend to the sea.. All the towns of the bays are fortified, and have their ports filled with small vessels; the smallest creek has its village; an innumerable multitude of boats skirt the shores, conveying the Greeks, women and girls, to their churches; on every eminence, and in all the...show more

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  • Paperback | 1124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 56mm | 1,960g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524594
  • 9781236524591