The importance of Malta considered, in the years 1796 and 1798; also Remarks, which occurred during a journey from England to India, through Egypt, in the year 1779

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Page 59 - ... been liable, to observe even now its apparently happy and flourishing state. Near the banks of the Nile the different seasons of the year appear united ; for whilst on the high ground the fields were covered with rich crops of wheat, pease, and barley, ready to cut down, along the shelving banks of the river the natives were employed in thinning and transplanting luxuriant crops of rice, and towards Rozetto the grounds seemed to be cleaning and preparing for the receiving of this plant.

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