Travels in European Turkey, in 1850

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Colburn & Co., 1851
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Page iii - TRAVELS IN EUROPEAN TURKEY: THROUGH BOSNIA, SERVIA, BULGARIA, MACEDONIA, ROUMELIA, ALBANIA, AND EPIRUS ; WITH A VISIT TO GREECE AND THE IONIAN ISLES, and a HOMEWARD TOUR THROUGH HUNGARY AND THE ScLAVONIAN PROVINCES OF AUSTRIA ON THE LOWER DANUBE. By EDMUND SPENCER, ESQ. Author of " Travels in Circassia,
Page 487 - Also, by the same Author, TRAVELS IN MESOPOTAMIA, Including a Journey to the Ur of the Chaldees, and the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon.
Page 431 - Gorgey, who sold his country, has already become a bye-word and a reproach among all classes of the population. The inhabitants of Western Europe, with all their cares and worldly occupations, can form no idea of the excitement of this people, who, infuriated by recent disasters, have directed their every thought and energy to the means of again wresting their country from the grasp of the German stranger. The fair sex even outvie the men in their enthusiasm, and truly we cannot but admire the patience...
Page 441 - Madonnas and relics of saints exercised their miraculous powers in nearly all the churches; stations with their richly decorated temples were seen rising on certain holy mountains, which some sainted hermit, legend, or miracle, had consecrated, and to which thousands and tens of thousands of pious pilgrims were accustomed to repair at stated periods bare-footed, bare-headed, and some even, crawling on their knees to offer up their devotions. The altars, the shrines, and the crucifixes, remain. Madonnas...
Page 487 - Seventh edition, 2 vols., with numerous Illustrations, 21s. bound. " Remarkable for its colouring power and play of fancy, its useful and interesting information. Among its greatest and most lasting charms is its reverent and serious spirit.

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