Ship And Shore; In Madeira, Lisbon And The Mediterranean

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byWalter Colton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. The early lark from out the thicket springing, Now like an angel lures me to the skies; The waking warblers from the hill-top singing, Hail the sweet morn--notes various as their dyes. K)WN OF MILO--STEEPNESS OF THE STREETS ADVICE TO DISTILLERS- STATUE OF TENDS YIEW FROM THE TOWN GREEK WEDDING DRESS AND PERSON OF THE BRIDE--FICKLENESS OF FASHIONS IN DRESS ANECDOTE OF FRANKLIN PASSAGE FROM MILO TO SMYRNA CAPE COLONNA TEMPLE OF MINERVA PROFESSION OF PIRATES--ISLAND OF IPSARA ASPECT OF SCIO MASSACRE OF THE INHABITANTS OONDUCT OF THE ALLIES GULF OF SMYRNA ANCIENT CLAZOMENJi TRAITS OF THF SAILOR. We left the ship this morning for the purpose of visiting the town of Milo, which is built around the conical summit of a mountain, and sufficiently elevated to look down on Mahomet's coffin, high as it floats even in the fanatical dream of a Mussulman. This giddy position was chosen as a refuge or protection from pirates; but the corsair has reached it-- not in search of a Medora (I could almost excuse him for that), but in quest of a treasure far less lovely, though of deeper fascination to a sordid heart. On our ascent, we turned aside to the remains of a theatre, which has been discovered within a few years past. The rubbish and earth with which it was covered have been partially removed; and the relic pre sents an entireness of preservation rarely to be met with even where, as in the present case, the material has the durability which belongs to marble. The theatre, soon after its discovery, was purchased by Baron Haller, under whose direction the excavations were vigorously prosecuted, until a treacherous wave, as he was crossing the harbor, terminated his career, and deprived the world of the fruits of his enterprise. The object of his munificent curiosit...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. The early lark from out the thicket springing, Now like an angel lures me to the skies; The waking warblers from the hil...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217992145

ISBN - 13:9780217992145

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