Travels Through Syria and Egypt, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785: Containing the Present Natural and Political State of Those Countries, Their Productions, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; with Observations on the Manners,customs, and Government of the Turks and Arabs. Illustrated with Copper Plates, Volume 2
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Page 28 - Kehie was greatly astonished, and ordered a body of horse to accompany him, and if refused admission to force the convent. " The Kadi took part with the merchant, and the affair was referred to the law; the ground where the bundle had been buried was opened, and a dead body found, which the unhappy father discovered to be that of his youngest daughter; the other was found confined in the convent, and almost dead.
Page 495 - ... turbulence of their difpofitions, are never fo brutal as we frequently fee them with us, and they have the great merit of not being addicted to drunkennefs, a vice from which even our country peafants are not free.
Page 71 - Englifhmen or Frenchmen would not have lived ten. They have no knowledge of the fcience of fortification, the management of artillery, or encampments, nor, in a word, any thing which conftitutes the art of war. But, had they among them a few perfons verfed in military fcience, they would readily acquire its principles, and become a formidable foldiery. This would be the more eafily effedted, as their mulberry plantations and F 4 vineyards vineyards do not occupy them all the year, and they could...
Page 241 - These stones are of a white granite, with large shining flakes ; there is a quarry of this kind of stone under the whole city and in the adjacent...
Page 2 - An opportunity soon offered to effect her design. One day, when the gaoler was gone to bed intoxicated, and in a profound sleep, she gently took the keys from under his pillow, and after opening the door to the old man, returned them to their place unperceived by her master. The next day, when .the gaoler went to visit his prisoner, he was extremely astonished at finding he had made his escape ; and the more so since he could perceive no marks of violence.
Page 26 - From one of the doors came out three women with spades and shovels in their hands, who were followed by two men, bearing a long white bundle, which appeared very heavy. They proceeded towards an adjoining piece of ground, full of...
Page 485 - In fact, from the practice of polygamy permitted by the Koran, the Turks, in general, are enervated very 'early, and nothing is more common than to hear men of thirty complaining of impotence. This is the malady for which they chiefly confult the Europeans, defiring them to give them Madjoun, by which they mean provocatives.
Page 78 - Shaiks dees not exempt them from paying tribute, in proportion to their revenues. It confers on them no prerogatives, either in the attainment of landed property, or public employments. In this country, no more than in all Turkey, are they acquainted with gamelaws, or glebes, or feigniorial, or...
Page 76 - I obferved to them that they wanted prudence, their anfwer was, '' God is liberal and great, and all men are " brethren." There are, therefore, no inns in this country, any more than in the reft of Turkey. When they have once contracted with their gueft, the facred engagement of bread and fait, no fubfequent event can make them violate it: Various inftances of this are related, which do honour to their character.