A Voyage Into the Levant ...

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D. Midwinter, 1741 - Botany
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Page 301 - However it be these fine goats are to be seen only within four or five days' journey of Angora and Beibazar. Their young degenerate if they are carried further. The thread made of this goat's hair is sold for from four livres to twelve or fifteen livres the ocque. Some is sold for twenty and...
Page 300 - They breed the finest goats in the world in the champaign of Angora. They are of a dazzling white, and their hair, which is fine as silk, naturally curled in locks of eight or nine inches long, is worked up into the finest stuffs, especially camlet. But they do not suffer these fleeces to be exported from this place because the people of the country gain their livelihood thereby However...
Page 66 - In thole parts, there is a plant called ajgolethron, whofe flowers, in a wet fpring acquire a very dangerous quality, when they fade. The honey which the bees make of them is more liquid than ufual, more heavy, and redder. Its fmell caufes fneezing. Thofe who have eaten of it fweat excefiively, lie upon the ground, and call for nothing but cool drinks.*" He then makes the very remarks which I have quoted from Diofcorides, whofe words, indeed, as Mr.
Page 206 - ... very frightful. To form any idea of this place, you must imagine one of the highest mountains in the world, opening its bosom, only to show the most horrible spectacle that can be thought of. All the precipices are perpendicular, and the extremities rough and blackish, as if smoke had come out of the sides and smutted them.
Page 353 - This fite doubled the charges ; for they were obliged to be at a vail expence in making drains to convey the water that came down 'the hill into the morals and the Cayfter.
Page 302 - England they use up this hair in their periwigs, but it cannot be spun All this country is dry and bare, except the orchards. The goats eat nothing except the young shoots of herbs, and perhaps it is this which, as Brusbequis observes, contributes to the consummation of the beauty of their fleece, which is lost when they change their climate and pasture.
Page 95 - ... use at Paris ; much less to those prepared in Provence of the husks of the olive. I don't doubt better fuel might be found, for the country is not wanting in minerals ; but the people are used to their cow-dung, and will not givo themselves the trouble to dig for it.
Page 95 - Of the latter place he states, that " besides the sharpness of the winters, what makes Erzeron very unpleasant is the scarcity and dearness of wood, nothing but pine-wood is known there ; and that, too, they fetch two or three days...
Page 23 - Reduci; standing figure with a dolphin in his right hand and a trident in his left.