A Journey Through the Crimea to Constantinople: In a Series of Letters from the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to His Serene Highness the Margrave of Brandebourg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the Year MDCCLXXXVI.

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G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1789 - History - 327 pages
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Page 206 - Turk the other day lying on cushions, striking slowly an iron which he was shaping into a horse-shoe, his pipe in his mouth all the time — nay, among the higher order of Turks, there is an invention which...
Page 205 - ATurkifh hufband that fees a pair of flippers at the door of his harem muft not enter; his refpect for the fex prevents him from intruding when a ftranger is there upon a vifit;. how eafy then is it for men to vifit and pafs for women If I was to walk about the ftreets here I would certainly wear the fame drefs, for the...
Page 209 - Pour encourager les autresy as Voltaire has obferved upon another occafion He is always accompanied by a lion, who follows him like a dog — The other day he fuffered him to accompany him to the Divan, but the minifters were fo terrified that fome jumped out of the windows, one was near breaking his neck in jflying down ftairs, and the High Admiral and his lion were left to fettle the councils of the day together • I think it a lucky thing for the Ambafiadors that the Turks neither pay nor receive...
Page 132 - ... pliability of genius which caufes them to fpeak fo many different languages well, and adopt all the inventions and arts of other countries that are good ' I am fpeaking without any partiality, dear Sir ; but I do not fee here the prejudices of the Englifh, the conceit of the French, nor the ftiff German pride— which national foibles make often good people of each nation extremely difagreeable. I am allured the Ruffians are deceitful — it may be fo; but as I do not defire to have intimacies,...
Page 205 - As to women, as many, if not more than men, are to be feen in the ftreets — but they look like walking mummies — A large loofe robe of dark green cloth covers them from the neck to the ground, over that a large piece of...
Page 126 - Thus tutored, at fixteen they are turned upon the hands of fome unhappy man, who is to prefent them at foreign courts, with no other improvement or alteration in the boys heads, than that of their hair being powdered and tied behind...
Page 126 - Englifh merchants and their families are as well informed and civil as thofe I find here — I mould be very glad to be admitted into the city of London as a vifitor, to enjoy a little rational converfation, which at the court-end is feldom to be found How mould it be otherwife?
Page 108 - The Emperor gives a private audience for ladies that are prefented to him. There was only myfelf and the lady who accompanied me that went into his room together; we met a Princefs Efterhazi coming out The Emperor was clofe to the door; and after bowing very civilly, he made us fit upon a fofa — and flood the whole time himfelf; I ftaid...
Page 120 - EngJifh, together with your's, Sir, would make me prejudiced in favour of my own. country, if I could love it better than I do — but the word comfort, which is underftood there only — has long (lamped the value of it in my mind •

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