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Edward Gibbon. c H A P. winding length of the Bosphorus extends about sixteen
miles', and its most ordinary breadth may be computed at about one mile and a
half. The new castles of Europe and Asia are constructed, on either continent, ...
The epithet of golden was expressive of the riches which every wind wasted from
the most distant countries into the secure and capacious port of Constantinople.
The river Lycus, formed by the conflux of two little streams, pours into the ...
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 ...
... was traced as the boundary of the destined capital: till the growing
circumference was observed with astonishment by the assistants, who, at length,
ventured to observe, that he had already exceeded the most ample measure of a
The buildings of the new city were executed by such artificers as the reign of
Constantine could afford; but they were decorated by the hands of the most
celebrated masters of the age of Pericles and Alexander. To revive the genius of
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