Seeing Europe With Famous Authors Volume 9

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byFrancis Whiting Halsey

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... vin PORTUGAL TO LISBON FROM THE SEA BY HENBY FIELDING In the morning our captain concluded that he had got into lat. 40 degrees, and was very little short of the Burlings, as they are called in the charts. We came up with them at five in the afternoon, being the first land we had distinctly noen since we left Devonshire. They consist of abundance of little, rocky islands, a little distance from the shore, three of them only showing themselves above the water. Here the l'ortugucae maintain a kind of garrison, if we may allow it that name. It consists of malefactors, who are banished hither for a term, for divers smull olifenses--a policy which they may have copied from the Egyptians, as we may read in Diodorus Siculus. That wise people, to prevent the corruption of good manners by evil communication, built a town on the Red Sea, whither they transported a great number of their criminals, having first set an indelible mark on Prom "Tho.Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon." It was In 1764 that tlio author of "Tom Jones" sailed for Lisbon, hoping Its milder climate would restore his shattered health; but he died within two months of his arrival and was buriod there in the English cemetery. them, to prevent their returning and mixing with the sober part of their citizens.... These rocks lie about fifteen leagues northwest of Cape Roxent, or, as it is commonly called, the Rock of Lisbon, which we passed early the next morning. This is a very high mountain, situated on the northern side of the mouth of the river Tagus, which, rising about Madrid, in Spain, and fcoon becoming navigable for small craft, empties itself, after a long course, into the sea, about four leagues below Lisbon. On the summit of the rock stands a hermitage, which is now in the possession of an Engl...

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... vin PORTUGAL TO LISBON FROM THE SEA BY HENBY FIELDING In the morning our captain concluded that he had got into lat. 40 degrees,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217988180

ISBN - 13:9780217988186

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