A description of the present state of Samos, Nicaria, Patmos, and Mount Athos

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Printed by W.G. and sold by Moses Pitt, 1678 - Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey) - 112 pages
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Page 13 - These they split into small pieces, and laying them on a furnace, put fire to the upper part, till they are all burnt, the liquor in the mean time running from the wood, and let out from the bottom of the furnace, into a hole made in the ground, where it continues like oyl : Then they put fire to't, and...
Page 64 - EmperouM, so call'd, from their wearing of Purple, which was a Badge of Royalty, and allow'd only to Princes of the Blood ; and not from an house call'd Porphyra, where the Empresses were wont to lie in.
Page 63 - Miles distance; sometimes at four or five, where the Valleys interpos'd between two hills, give advantage to the Voice. Sometimes they can discourse at that distance, that the carriage of the Sound through the Winding of the Valleys, shall require half a Quarter of an Hours...
Page 73 - Tradition , that the Cavern, which now goes by the name of the Holy Grotto , was made by the Rupture of the Earth , in that Earthquake.. " The Original of this Ifland , as it is at this day, is afcribed to St.
Page 67 - From Hand to Mouth. They have but. little, yet they never Want. Their Ignorance is equal to their Poverty , and contributes much to their content. And how well they...
Page 78 - The island is well stored with vines, fig trees, lemon and orange trees, and corn sufficient for the inhabitants, if they could keep what they have free from the robbery of pirates, as well Christian as Mohammedan, who often pillage the poor people who have no other remedy than patience.
Page 61 - Bed to lye in 5 he thank'd them, but reftrs'd , nor could by any importunity be prevail'd upon, but told them the Earth was his Mother , from whence he would not keep a...
Page 59 - Ifland, the Ground is their Tick , and the cold Stone their Pillow , and the Cloaths they wear is all the Coverlet they ufe.
Page 74 - In process of time their huts were changed into fair houses, and by trade and commerce became a great town, to the number of eight hundred houses, and were inhabited by rich merchants that traded into all parts.
Page 62 - Dimity. They have no great communication one with another, any farther than the publick times of Sacred Solemnities, or Civil Bufinefs doth caufe them to come together.

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