Six Years Residence in Algiers

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Saunders and Otley, 1840 - Algeria - 452 pages

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Page 192 - I took a walk before breakfast with Dr Quintard, a zealous Episcopal chaplain, who began life as a surgeon, which enables him to attend to the bodily as well as the spiritual wants of the Tennessean regiment to which he is chaplain. The enemy is about fifteen miles distant, and all the tops of the intervening hills are occupied as signal stations, which communicate his movements by flags in the daytime, and by beacons at night. A signal corps has been organised for this service.
Page 225 - B. &c. &e. went to the palace this morning, to present the present from our King, the Dey was in the worst possible humour, on account of not having received an answer to the letter which he wrote to the King, and scarcely would he credit Mr B. when he assured him that he had not received a single line from our Government. When a musical snuff-box, which cost...
Page 197 - Il essuiera toute larme de leurs yeux, et la mort ne sera plus, et il n'y aura plus ni deuil, ni cri, ni douleur, car les premières choses ont disparu.
Page 382 - JE ne suis pas de ceux qui disent : Ce n'est rien, C'est une femme qui se noie. Je dis que c'est beaucoup; et ce sexe vaut bien Que nous le regrettions, puisqu'il fait notre joie.
Page 159 - Thomson, who possessed great charms ; but as some impediments existed to their immediate union, they parted, having first plighted their troth ; and with the understanding that at some future period she should join him at Cadiz, as it would be injurious to his commercial interests for him to absent himself again from the field of his speculations. The lady, in fulfilment of her promise, sailed to join her future husband ; but as just narrated, her destiny was changed by the capture of the vessel...
Page 160 - ... and she became the wife of Muli Mahomed, and subsequently the mother of two sons, who bore the names, the eldest of Muli Ismael, and the younger of Muli Mahomed. She was ever the most favoured of her imperial husband's wives, for he had many besides ; and the number must have been great, as I have heard both from Mr Clark, and Mr Romans, who was at one time established as a merchant in Morocco, that the Emperor Muli Mahomed actually formed a regiment, composed entirely of his own sons, to the...
Page 433 - The visiter enters from the north over a stupendous Roman bridge, having three rows of lofty arches ; and when inside the town, he is everywhere struck with relics of ancient splendour.
Page 429 - Bona, there is the settlement of La Cala, where, as already noticed, the French had a large coral-fishery and a regular fort. The town, which bears the same name, is walled round, and has three gates ; the main street, which is well paved, divides the peninsula longitudinally, and is about sixty feet wide. The buildings on each side consist of a church, a governor's house, private dwellings, granaries, guardhouse, and barracks. When France possessed it, the garrison usually amounted to 500 men. In...
Page 126 - ... accessory to his own death. He, therefore, politely declined the honour which the Turks intended him, preferring rather to be led out by the Chaousses, like a culprit, to the usual place of execution, where he was strangled. A distinction was, however, made in his case, as he was strangled at once, instead of undergoing the usual refinement of cruelty, in being twice revived by a glass of water, and only effectually executed the third time that the bowstring is applied.
Page 160 - ... the vessel she was in, by a Marroquin corsair, which carried her into Fez. Here Miss Thomson was detained as a slave, and closely confined, until a report of her uncommon beauty having reached the Emperor, Muli Mahomed ; she was by his orders removed to the imperial palace, and every inducement was held out to her to embrace the Mahomedan faith, and to accede to the Emperor's desire of making her his wife. Whether it was by persuasion, or from the conviction that her fate was irrevocably decided,...

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