A journal or account of William Daniel, his ... undertaking to go from London to Surrat

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Page 69 - All this my captain at his return gave me an acco;ant of. And not only of this, but the more renowned city of Mecca, which is the greatest and most frequented of all Mahometan mosques, it standing in the midst of the city and being conspicuous at a great distance by its roof, which is raised...
Page 9 - First, they lighted a lamp and set it before a little saint they had painted on a piece of board, and then went all to prayers, imploring its assistance with that eagerness and devotion as if the wooden deity could have quell'd the two elements, air and water, as well as it could have added to the third element of fire, if it had been thrown into it, to try its celestial nature.
Page 79 - Drei, which was very strong and rich, the walls of which noi inferior to the Tower of London; all pilgrims which come there being drawn up by a pulley, fearing very much the insult of the Arabs: from •which convent pilgrims go .up to the top of the mountain, by fourteen hundred steps, cut out in the rock, by the order, and at the charge, of St. Helena. At...
Page 55 - Rain ceafed, the Elements favouring us to our Hearts content : We refitted us with a new Sail, and departed once more for Judda, where we arrived the 4$ ofOftoC her.
Page 63 - ... thirty foot in length. During the inundation or overflowing of the Nile the country people keep their cattle on the tops of the hils until the decrease of the waters ; their towns and villages appearing in the time of the flood like so many little islands ; holding a commerce by a continual entercourse of boats and shallops, in which they transport their marketable commodities.
Page 28 - ... frightful countenance they could possibly wear, for a time. But, as Providence divinely ordered it, it lasted not long ; and being within six hours' sail of a port, we luckily found there a ship laid up till the next year, which refitted us so well as to give us means of proceeding on our voyage.
Page 58 - Jesuit dyed, leaving him to return to the court of France to give an account of his expedition and proceedings. This welcome Frenchman, during my stay there, was very divertive to me with the discourse of his travels and relation of several noted places ; amongst which...
Page 25 - ... journey. But Madam Fortune some little time after (perhaps to keep me from despairing) was pleased to consider my miserable condition, and gave me opportunity to find a ship (contrary to my expectation) immediately upon departure and bound for Judda; where were on board an hundred of the chiefest janizaries of Grand Cairo, appointed for that year to guard the church of Mecca. Upon the advice of which, the next day...
Page 66 - But other of his proselytes, who were more zealous, will have it that Mahomet himself desired to be buried there, to be revenged on the incredulous people of Mecca (which was the place of his birth) for banishing him and despising his doctrine when he first set up to be a prophet. This city is only four days...

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