Travels in Turkey, Italy and Russia during the years 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806 Volume 1; with an account of some of the Greek Islands

 
9781150526442: Travels in Turkey, Italy and Russia during the years 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806 Volume 1; with an account of some of the Greek Islands

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1808 Excerpt: ...yet I could not move', out all the time. I now sadly experienced what it was to be out of Britain. I was extremely ill, and: lodged in a most wretched hovel-without any friend but my faithful servant, who watched over me, and did what he'could to cheer me; VOL. I. K he seldom quitted my apartment, but to give vent to his sorrow, for he thought me dying. We could procure no cordial, and the only medical assistant which the place afforded was a brute, who said he had studied at Padua; from his appearance, which was truly loathsome, I should have guessed that his employment was but little lucrative: when he entered the room, the smell of him made me sick, and his manners were so disgusting, that when he visited me, I either made my servant stay in the room, or lay my pistols on the pillow, that I might be guarded or armed against insult. The second evening, being determined, if 1 could help it, not to die at Magnesia, 1 was lifted on my horse, and crossed the plain for Axarra, a town about sixteen hours ride from where I was. For several hours we rode upon a causeway, which is raised considerably above the level of the plain, as it would otherwise be rendered impassable in winter; for the river Hermion, which runs through it, frequently in that season overflows its banks. Axarra is one of the most fertile and best governed districts of Turkey. It is ruled by Carosman Oglu, one of the shrewdest and wisest of the Turkish princes; he is more just than his fellows, and forms salutary laws, which he takes care are strictly fulfilled. The people under his government look better, and indeed are better than any others in the country. He is called Prince of Natolia. Robberies have been almost unknown in his territories for many years: the cotton factors, when they go w...

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