Journey from India, Towards England, in the Year 1797;: By a Route Commonly Called Over-land, Through Countries Not Much Frequented, and Many of Them Hitherto Unknown to Europeans, Particularly Between the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris, Through Curdistan, Diarbek, Armenia and Natolia, in Asia; and Through Romalia, Bulgaria, Wallachia, Transylvania, &c. in Europe. Illustrated by a Map and Other Engravings

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T. Cadell, jun. and W. Davies, Strand, 1799 - Asia - 277 pages
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Page 79 - A panorama more deplorably desolate no human imagination can conceive. To the right and left, as far as the eye could reach, there lay outstretched, like ramparts of the world, lines of...
Page 51 - ... bottom, (which continue to reflect great heat,) they prepare the dough in a large bowl, and mould the cakes to the desired size on a board or stone placed near the oven. After they have kneaded the cake to a proper consistence, they pat it a little, then toss it about with great dexterity in one hand, till it is as thin as they choose to make it. They then wet one side of it with water, at the same time wetting the hand and arm, with which they put it into the oven. The...
Page 92 - Many of the public-buildings, fuch as .' mofques, minarets, and hummums, are conftructed of hewn ftone, and make a very handfome appearance. Here is alfo an extenfive Bazar, which is well fupplied with variety of articles; but the prices in general are much higher than at...
Page 132 - They are alfo very dexterous in making edgings 'and trimmings of various kinds, both for men and women. Their manufactories in copper and iron too are very numerous...
Page xiv - The traveller mould be equipped in the fame manner as the Tatar, which will always enfure him refpect. Some have attempted to travel under the character of the Tatar's fervants (the Armenian merchants in particular do this) ; but the Author confiders it as too degrading for the character of an Englifhman* The Tatars, who are...
Page 95 - Behind the city, to the northward, the fame barrennefs prevails; there is no water nor any cultivation. To the eaftward, along the banks of the river, there > are excellent gardens, which extend about four miles; and a great many houfes filled with inhabitants Hand without the walls.
Page 280 - A Voyage performed by the late Earl of Sandwich, round the Mediterranean, in the Years 1738 and 1739. Written by Himfelf.
Page xi - ... that he may fupport the dignity of the national character; for fuch is the illiberal way of thinking among thefe people, that fhould an individual of any country act meanly, the people would condemn all his nation; and the bad conduct of one perfon might thus endanger the lives of hundreds of his countrymen, who might adopt the fame route. From BAGDAD there is but one mode of travelling, which is under the guidance.
Page x - Fringuiftan. . a lofs, a lofs, efpecially when he has none but Arabs about him. He will, therefore, find it ufeful to have with him a kind of vocabulary, to enable him to afk ufeful or neceflary queftions.
Page xi - TIGRIS, he compiled a fmall vocabulary for his own ufe, which he found afterwards of infinite fervice. When' the traveller arrives at BAGDAD, he will find that the Englifh are more refpecTed than any other nation ; he will therefore feel the...

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