Narrative of a Voyage to Madeira, Teneriffe and Along the Shores of the Mediterranean; Including a Visit to Algiers, Egypt, Palestine, Tyre, Rhodes, T

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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. 1844 Excerpt: ...plied the supple oar, and soon sent us dashing over the blue waters to our wooden home. Such scenes are necessary, in one form or other, to the life led on board ship, and, accidents excepted, contribute in no small degree to the comfort, health, and happiness of a sailor, who is debarred from sources of ...
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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. 1844 Excerpt: ...plied the supple oar, and soon sent us dashing over the blue waters to our wooden home. Such scenes are necessary, in one form or other, to the life led on board ship, and, accidents excepted, contribute in no small degree to the comfort, health, and happiness of a sailor, who is debarred from sources of amusement that landsmen can avail themselves of daily. We left Karagatch on the 28th of February, intending to proceed to the Gulf of Glaucus. CHAPTER'XVI. ASIA MINOR. The Calf of Glancus--Macrl--Its Scenery--The Modem Town--It s Inhabitants--Unhealthy situation of the place--Telmessus--It s Tombs--Burrows--Stelae--Pillars mentioned by Josephus--Inquiry into the origin of Pillars--Found in the British Isles--Their different una--The Soros--The Tomb of Helen--Sarcophagi peculiar to Asia Minor--A Worrior'a Tomb--Rock-carved Sepulchres--Regal Mausolen--Their Facades--An ancient Temple--Remarkable form of its Roof--Reflections upon Tombs--The Theatre--Description of its Ruins--Acoustics of the Ancients--Cyclopean Proscenium--Magnificent prospect of the Spectators--Surrounding Scenery--The Grecian Drama--The charms of Travel--The Soothsayer's Cave--Baths--Dromedaries--Climate--Classic Authorities upon Tclmessus--The Isle of Cavaliere--Boy of Ralamakl--Kastelorizo--Its Town, Harbour, and Navy--The Island of Cyprus--Limasol--The Cyprian Wine--Malaria--We soil for Syria. March 1st--We sailed for Macri, in the ancient Gulf of Glaucus. As we proceeded eastward, the coast became bolder; and, owing to its greater exposure, it is less wooded. Within this deep gulf the scenery becomes quite changed; here there are none of the valleys, the rivers, cottages, and cultivated spots that surround the smaller and more western bays. The mountains rise to a greater elevation--man...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150463952
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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