The Isles Of The Princes; Or, The Pleasures Of Prinkipo

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bySamuel Sullivan Cox

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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. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. TRIP TO HAI.KI, ISLE OF COPPER GREEK COLLEGES --SPLENDID SCENERY. One of the pleasures of our summer resort at Prinkipo, after donkey-riding, fishing, promenading and inhaling the health-giving air, is to make trips to the adjacent mainland and isles, even to the ecclesiastical vicinage of Nicoea, and the historic places of Nicomedia. These latter places are eastward, upon the two extreme points of the Sea of Marmora. They are only separated from each other by a mountainous tongue of land, a tongue which speaks eloquently of a mighty past! The voyage can be made in a sailing caique, in a launch, or by the post boat. It can be made in a day. It is hardly fifty miles to Ismid, or Nicomedia. It is a longer trip to Nicsea, now known as Isnid, which can be better made via Broussa, when the brigands are asleep. Isnid is the famous locality where the Nicene creed and its controversies made war a chronic habit in the early days of Christianity. We are projecting several of these trips. This morning is dedicated to Halki. It is the ROSY AURORA. 155 Sabbath. No more beautiful day ever dawned in the East than that which ushers in this bright morning. The sea is of the deepest ultramarine blue with stretches of light in swaths that break its uniformity of color. A little breeze ruffles its surface. A few white-winged caiques move quietly, seeming to be more at rest than in motion. The clouds make shadows over the mountains. The slopes of Asia, east and south, are magical in beauty. The roseate aurora of which Homer sings, hardly fades from the lustrous glory of the sky before we are off to Halki, the isle of copper. It lies just west of us, only a mile distant. It is within our view from Prinkipo. It has two prominent main-tops of mountains, each crowned with la...

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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. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. TRIP TO HAI.KI, ISLE OF COPPER GREEK COLLEGES --SPLENDID SCENERY. One of the pleasures of our summer resort at Prinkipo, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217352545

ISBN - 13:9780217352543

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