Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Sicily, Malta, Asia Minor, Egypt, and C. , and C. , from 1706 To 1801

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAP. XV. Recovery of the Sick--Revisit Martnorice--Description of a Storm, with Thundet, Lightning, and extraordinary Hail Stones--Critical Situation--Providential Escape--Dreadful Effects on Shore--Distress and Danger of the Sick--Reflections--Former Prosperity of the Country--Dr. White--Transition to a still more Happy Period--Outline of its Ancient History--Improvements in Science, but at the same Time the Seat of sottish Idolatry--SentimentsofSolon--Socrates--Plato--Reflections. AT the expiration of a fortnight we were gratified with the recovery of several of our sick, and the convalescence of several others, and at the end of less than three weeks, all were able to return to the ship; soon after we took our leave of Karagatch. Passing again into the gulf, we approached the island of Rhodes, had a pleasing view of this entrance into the Archipelago, eminently calculated to produce a train of ideas, concerning the history of its celebrated islands and vicinity, and contrasting its once flourishing and prosperous situation with its present declension, the reflecting mind will commiserate its general depression. ' The God-like wisdom of the temper'd breast, " Progressive truth; investigation calm, " The patient force of thought; whose silent powers-' Command the world; the light that leads to heaven " Kind equal rule; the government of laws, " And all protecting freedom, which alone " Sustains the name and dignity of man: " These are not theirs." Thomson. The following morning we arrived again oft' Marmorice, and entered the harbour, which contained a fleet of upwards of two hundred sail, principally British, enclosed in a port, whose stupendous mountains form a magnificent amphitheatre, which, with groves of myrtle, vales of...

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