A Collection of Late Voyages and Travels: Chiefly Translated and Abridged from the French and Other Foreign Publications of Niebuhr, Mariti, Beauchamp, &c. &c. The Whole Forming a Body of Important and Amusing Information, Concerning the Present State of Society and Manners, of Arts and Literature, of Religion and Government, the Appearances of Nature, and the Works of Human Industry in Persia, Arabia, Turkey, &c

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Watson and Company, 1797 - Voyages and travels - 477 pages
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Page 313 - Moab, the plains of Jericho, the river Jordan, and the whole extent of the Dead Sea. It was here that the devil said to the Son of God, All these kingdoms will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me...
Page 227 - On the fécond day it arifes at the fame hour; but it does not attain its greateil ftrength till about one in the afternoon, and ceafes at four precifely. On the third day it begins as before ; but it falls an hour later. On the five...
Page 320 - The bottom of it is black, thick and foetid; and the earth in the neighbourhood is of the fame colour, and as inflammable as coal. Branches of trees which fall into it, become petrified in a little time, by the force of the fait which adheres to them, and penetrates to the very pith of the wood.
Page 181 - The moft beautiful edifice here" is, without doubt, the church of St. Sophia, where the kings of Cyprus were formerly crowned. It is built in the Gothic ftyle, and confifts of three large naves.
Page 212 - The orange and sulphur-coloured, come from Cythera, or the villages beyond the northern mountains: and that of a gold yellow colour, is produced in the territory of Paphos and the neighbouring country. That principally esteemed in Europe is the white silk, with which a little of the orange and sulphur-coloured is sometimes mixed.
Page 227 - ... fucceeded by other winds, which proceed from the irregularity of the feafon. In fpring it does not continue longer than midnight; and is then fucceeded by that happy calm, during which thofe refrelhing dews are formed that moiften the earth at funrifing.
Page 160 - ... and the names of the places from which they were procured. The chief productions at prefent are, filk, cotton, wool, nutmegs, wines, turpentine, kermes, laudanum^ wheat, barley, coloquintida, pitch, tar, glafs-wort, fait, St. John's •bread, timber for building, umbre, and green earth.
Page 179 - The governor began the fport, by bringing down one of thefe birds ; his fuite followed his example ; and the winged tribe, into whatever quarter they flew, were fure of meeting with inftant...
Page 156 - Their head-dress is an assemblage of beautiful printed muslin handkerchiefs, arranged so as to form something like a helmet ; to the extremities of which they affix another handkerchief, folded into the shape of a triangle, and suffered to float over the shoulders. This kind of helmet...
Page 163 - ... tails of fome of the fheep, which are remarkably fine, weigh upwards of fifty pounds ; and there are many of thefe animals that have three, and even five horns. To fatten them, recourfe is never had to caftration ; this operation is generally performed on kids, which fupply provifions for the fummer.

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