Anastasius, Or, Memoirs Of A Greek; Or, Memoirs Of A Greek Written At The Close Of The Eighteenth…

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byThomas Hope

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1820. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... videncc; and one single pious ejaculation at the outset of an enterprise was worth all the calculations of worldly wisdom." Indeed, Welid might quote his whole life in proof of this doctrine. But,--to go no further back in the recapitulation than the instances of the last twelvemonth:--the Porte had sent away for riotous behaviour the Sclavonians who do the garden work about Constantinople, just at that period of the spring when the setting fruits require constant irrigation. All Welid's neighbours strained every nerve to supply the deficiency, while Welid alone saw the pining of his oranges, his citrons and his pumpkins with perfect apathy, and only exclaimed, "God is great!"-- What was the consequence? The sky, usually of brass in that season, all at once opened its sluices, and made Welid's agrumi, on the very brink of annihilation, yield a double crop. Again: the unusual rains, in the hottest month of the year, had produced a dreadful plague. Most of Welid's friends took some precautions against the infection, while Welid alone seemed by preference to go where the malady was rifest, and only repeated, "God is great!"--What ensued? Not a finger of Welid's ached all the time; but he became heir to every one of his relations who had evinced more prudence. And again: the dampness of the summer was followed by an autumn so dry, that every nigh saw Constantinople disturbed by some dreadful conflagration. Several of Welid's acquaintance therefore watched their premises, while Welid heard the cry of yanguen-var 2 in his very yard, without saying any thing but " God is great!"--How did the business end? Welid's house indeed was burnt to the ground: but the falling walls discovered a deposit of gold and jewels sufficient to build a score of palaces. 'What the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1820. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... videncc; and one single pious ejaculation at the outset of an enterprise was worth all the calculations of worldly wisdom." ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021768310X

ISBN - 13:9780217683104

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