A tour through several parts of Europe and the East: especially the following places: Bologne, Paris and its environs, Nemours and Lyons ... In a series of letters from an English gentleman of distinguished abilities: containing the writer's observations on the productions of nature, the monuments of art, and the manners of the inhabitants ...

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Printed for W. Bristow, 1760 - Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)
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Page 186 - The letters were abfblute fire, and the bed was not injured. The language was unintelligible to thofe who faw the words, and perhaps it was in that more terrifying than if the admonition had been underllood.
Page 300 - Earth, and fomewhat moift, proceeded to another Declivity too deep for our Ladder ; but not fo fteep as to have abfolute Neceffity for it. We were reduced to fix our Cord once again here, and one by one to flide down the Rock on our Backs, with a firm Hold to the Rope. The Ridge of the Rock on which we made our Way in this Defcent terminated on the right Hand very abruptly, and we could diflinguifh Water in the Depth below.
Page 307 - This however is littk to the principal Beauty of the Sides. In fome Places the Sheet of Cryftal, inftead of clinging immediately to the Wall or Rock, ftood out at a Diftance from it, forming a Kind of Curtain of pure pellucid Matter. This was an AppearD 3 ance ance at once fingular and elegant, beyond all Things of the Kind that I had feen or read of. Thefe Curtains of Cryftal were ten or twelve Feet in Breadth, and in Height often twenty or more: They took their Origin from fome Part of the Sweep...
Page 186 - ... of devout people, who accidentally lay in the houfe. We heard them undrefs ; we followed our fcheme, by getting on the upper ftairs near the door of the room ; we heard two voices, and we faw the candle on a table near the bed-fide. The lady was firft in bed, the good man was no fooner fet down in it, than he put out the candle.
Page 304 - Drop extends the Icicle, or enlarges the Glazing ; and, in Length of Time, covers the Wall, and forms a Thoufand inverted Pyramids from the Roof. Nor is this all : what Drops fall from the Top ftill contain a little of the cryftalline Matter, though it had left the greater Part above, and this Remainder feparates from it there. By this Means is formed the plain Glazing of the Floor, where the Drops fall fafter ; where they fucceed one another more flowly there are formed Congeries of this pure ftony...
Page 2 - I was hindmoft ; to ftumble, is to fall, in fuch a place y and to fall, is to roll down to the next angle of fome block of marble that ftops you. I followed the creature down the precipice; but his weight carried him much before me. He was deftroyed by the corner of a huge mafs of marble...
Page 298 - Voice from below ; but that of thofe who anfwered me from above, was echoed to us in Thunder. When we were all landed, a Gratuity, which I gave the bold Fellow who defcended firft, encouraged him to precede us again ; he turned to the Right, and led us, after a few Paces, to the Brink of another Precipice. This was lefs fteep, bur much deeper than the former.
Page 7 - ... in its extent ; but it runs from the bafon (though with violent rapidity) yet in a very much diminished body : it burfts away from the refervoir all in foam, and roars along among the marble rocks that confine it on each fide, and which in fome places interrupt the channel : but the bed here is of fmall capacity, in proportion to the river above : it runs in this peculiar channel to fome diftance, and then falls into the Nar, the Nera of the ancient Romans. S. SAM. .~^v*-^v*S^--*--*" HOBSON'S...
Page 308 - ... but of a magnitude much more furprifing. Some of thefe have doubtlefs been many hundred years in forming, and they are from ten to twenty or thirty feet in kngth.
Page 301 - ... on our backs, and in other places we were obliged to crawl flat on our bellies over very rugged rocks, where there was not three feet height in the paflages. All this was in a continued though a gradual de.fcent. ,We at length arrived at a vaft bed of rock, which threw itfelf in fuch manner before us, that it appeared to ftop all farther paflage.

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