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I have, with pleasure, selečted this remark from an author who in general seems
to have disappointed the expe&tation of the public as a critic, and still more as a
traveller. He had visited the banks of the Hellespont; he had read Strabo ; he ...
... poured their armaments into the heart of the Mediterranean, soon defisted from
the exercise of piracy, and despaired of forcing this insurmountable barrier. When
the gates of the Hellespont and Bosphorus were shut, the capital still enjoyed, ...
t and Bithynia, which languish under the weight of Turkish oppression, still exhibit
a rich prospect of vineyards, of gardens, and of plentiful harvests; and the
Propontis has ever been renowned for an inexhaustible store of the most
exquisite fish ...
The space between the two meta: or goals was filled with statues and obelisks;
and we may still remark a very fingular fragment of antiquity; the bodies of three
serpents, twisted into one pillar of brass. Their triple heads had once supported
The beauty *VII of the Hippodrome has been long fince defaced by the rude
hands of the Turkish conquerors; but, under the fimilar appellation of Atmeidan, it
still serves as a place of exercise for their horses. From the throne, whence the ...
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