Early Voyages And Travels In The Levant

Early Voyages And Travels In The Levant

by Thomas Dallam

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ISBN-13: 9781447483229
Publisher: Read Books Ltd.
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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Pages: 360
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the reste, for his gallic had tow lanthorns on his poupe, and the reste but one a peece. And so these friggotes departed c. No- souner weare the frigotes gone but we discried the gallies verrie neare unto us, for theye cam downe the rever Hellisponte, at a corner by the wales of Troye. The sightc of these gallis, to our thinkinge, was a marvalus show, they weare so curiusly paynted with fayre collors and good varnishe. The slaves that weare in them row- inge satt all nakede. As they weare rowinge towardes Tenedoes, the wynde cam fayer for them, and than they cut ther sayels, and the slaves weare covered with a pecce of canves that over sprede them all. When the gallis weare under saile they showed muche better than theye did before. The sailes wcare made of cotten woll, and one clothe verrie whyte, and another verrie blewe, and the masts of the sam colores. As theye weare sailinge by us, our Mr. caused the gonors to give them thre peecis, the which was but meserably done ; yeate, beinge so neare the wales of Troy, the cckeo was suche that everie pccce semed to be five by the re- porte. Than the Amberall sente a gallic unto us to demande his presente, and also to aske whye we did salute him no better. The gallic beinge com unto us with his messege ourMr. answered that the Amberal's presente was caked1 under the hatchis, nether did he know what it was untill he came to our imbassador at Constantinople; and for that thare was no better salutation, or more shott given to the Amberall, the reason was That he did [not] knowe that the Amberall was thare. Yf he hade he would have given him all the ordinance in our shipp. 1 Caked = calked. "The windows close shut and calked." (Ben Jonson,Silent Woman, , I.) ENTERING THE DARDANELLES. 49 This excuse beinge made, the captai...

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