A short historical account of the Crimea

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1855
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Page 106 - In every age the immense plains of Scythia or Tartary have been inhabited by vagrant tribes of hunters and shepherds, whose indolence refuses to cultivate the earth, and whose restless spirit disdains the confinement of a sedentary life. In every age the Scythians and Tartars have been renowned for their invincible courage and rapid conquests. The thrones of Asia have been repeatedly overturned by the shepherds of the North, and their arms have spread terror and devastation over the most fertile...
Page 4 - The life of its inhabitants resembles that of that of the Golden Age. The soil, like a hot-bed, rapidly puts forth such a variety of spontaneous produce,, that labour becomes merely an amusing exercise. Peace and plenty crown their board; while the repose they so much admire is only interrupted by harmless thunder reverberating in the rocks above them, or by the murmur of waves upon the beach below.
Page 4 - Continual streams of crystal water pour down from the mountains upon their gardens, where every species of fruit known in the rest of Europe, and many that are not, attain the highest perfection. Neither unwholesome exhalations, nor chilling winds, nor venomous insects, nor poisonous reptiles, nor hostile neighbours, infest their blissful- territory.
Page 4 - Kutchitckoy and Sudac, on the south coast of the Crimea. Protected by encircling Alps from every cold and blighting wind, and only open to those breezes which are wafted across the sea from the South, the inhabitants enjoy every advantage of climate and situation. From the mountains, continual streams of crystal water pour down upon their gardens, in which every species of fruit known in the rest of Europe, and m<uiy that are not, attain the highest perfection. Neither unwholesome exhalations, nor...
Page 24 - Achilles, having entered the Euxine with a hostile fleet, after ravaging the coast, landed on this promontory, and exercised himself and his followers in running and other gymnastic sports. It is a low, sandy, and uninhabited neck of land, resembling somewhat a sword in its shape. Strabo evidently exceeds the tmt measurement when he states it to be 1000 'tadia.
Page 4 - Sudak, on the southern coast of the Crimea. Protected by encircling alps from every cold and blighting wind, and only open to those breezes which are wafted from the south, the inhabitants enjoy every advantage of climate and of situation. Continual streams of crystal water pour down from the mountains upon their gardens, where every species of fruit known in the rest of Europe, and many that are not, attain the highest perfection. Neither unwholesome...
Page 243 - A New Edition of the Hindi Text, carefully revised, with the words expressed in the Hindustani character immediately under the corresponding word in the...
Page i - A SHORT HISTORICAL ACCOUNT of the CRIMEA, from the earliest ages and during the Russian occupation, compiled from the best authoritics. By W. BURCKHARDT BARKER, MRAS, author of "Lares and Penates;" the "Turkish Reading Book,
Page 194 - Cimmerium), sheltered by the mountains, and shaded by beautiful trees, stands one of those villas which were erected for the haughty Empress when, in the pride and pomp of imperial success, she visited her new conquest, accompanied by her minister and favourite, Prince Potemkin.
Page 31 - Don), is celebrated in tradition by the Slavonians under the name of Aasgrad, or the city of Aas ; and it is remarkable to find the name of Asoff subsisting on the same site.

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