A Narrative of Italian Travels in Persia, in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries, Volume 49
General Books LLC, 2009 - 248 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1873. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... About thende of Marche we retorned thither by boates and litle vessells wth cl men, which beganne to digge of newe. So that in xxij daies we made a waie of lx paces longe, viij paces brode, and x paces high. Nowe shall you hear wonders and things almost incredyble. We founde all things as it had been tolde us before, which putt vs in the more compforte of the rest. So that the hope of finding of this treasure made vs that had hyred the laborers to carie the barowes better than they: and I myself was master of making of the barowes. The great wonder was that first next vnto the grasse thearthe was! blacke. Than next vnto that all was coles, but this is possible, for having willowes enough there by, they might easilie make fyre on the hill. Vnder this were asshes a spanne deep--and this is also possible; for having readea! there by which they might burne, it was no great matter to make asshes. Then were there rynds of Miglio an other Miglio u spanne deepe, and bicause it may be said that that they of almost as the cuntrey lyved wth bread made of Miglio, and saved the sma1' a? mustard ryndes to bestowe in this place, I wolde faine knowe what seed, proportion of miglio wolde furnishe that quantitie to cover such an hill of so great a breadth wth the onlie ryndes thereof for a spanne deepe? Under this an other spanne deepe were skales of fishe as of carpes and such other. And bicause it may be saied that in the ryver there are carpes and other fisho enough whoso skales wolde suffise to cover such an hill, I referre it vnto the reader's iudgment wbeather this thinge either be possible or like to be trewe: and yet do I tell it for trewe. And do consider besides that he which caused this sepulture to be made being named Indiabu, mynding to vse all these c...
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