Travels in the Crimea: A History of the Embassy from Petersburg to Constantinople in 1793 ...

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G. and J. Robinson, 1802 - Crimea (Ukraine) - 393 pages
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Page 301 - Greeks adopted a new method, writing their lines alternately from the right to the left, and from the left to the right.
Page 269 - The Walachians are in general tall, well-built, robust, and of a very wholesome complexion. Diseases are very rare among them; and the plague, though so frequent in Turkey, has never been known, excepting in times of war, when this disease is brought among them by the troops who come from Asia.
Page 271 - The manners of the Walachians, as far as I have been able to judge of them, are simple, and neither embellished nor sullied by art. — Temperate in their repasts, they prefer vegetables to fruits, and fruits to the most delicate meats.
Page 178 - The audience of the grand-signior, which took place some days after, was accompanied with the same ceremonies, excepting that we began our march towards the seraglio at an earlier hour. At four o'clock in the morning we assembled at the ambassador's, and at day-break advanced with equal order and magnificence, on the horses which had been equipped for the purpose, towards StambouL...
Page 39 - I was unwilling to have it said that I had neglected taking a near survey of the Tsherderdak, one of the highest mountains of the Crimea. I therefore set out one day, at about eight in the evening, that I might arrive early at the foot of this steep mountain, and avoid the heat of the sun, which began to be very ardent.
Page 78 - It was commonly our custom to travel between three and four leagues every day, and the third day we regularly devoted to repose. At sun-rising the drum gave the signal for departure, and a few hours after we arrived at the place destined for our next station.
Page 11 - Jassy j ••. and on the third day after its arrival, as socm as such pompous preparations could be finished, he was placed on a magnificent bed of state in a room hung with black, with a crown on his head, the mark of his dignity of hetman* of all the Cossacks, and in his hand a commandant's truncheon. Around the bed...
Page 43 - Salgfr, and sustain besides an infinity of smaller streams, which flow in an irregular course on every side. This great quantity of water, produced by the melting of the snow, as it escapes from the gulfs and profound excavations which it seems to have assisted...

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