Letters Written During a Ten Years' Residence at the Court of Tripoli: Published from the Originals in the Possession of the Family of the Late Richard Tully, Esq., the British Consul: Comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Reigning Bashaw, His Family, and Other Persons of Distinction; Also an Account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks, Volume 1

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H. Colburn, 1819 - Libya - 375 pages
 

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Contents

The Bashaws Uncle the Pretender expected from Tunis
55
Bashaws Castle described The Nuba or Royal BandDescription
57
Some Description of Sahal a Village near TripoliMoors take
63
Accounts of the Bashaw Tripoli freed from the Turks hy Hamet
67
Visit to the CastleAn Algerine ChaouxDisturbance at the Castle
74
Description of the Inside of the Great MosqueNo Corpse
76
Christians inhabit a Palace of the Bashaws out of Town
85
Anecdotes of a Moorish Family of ConsequenceIll Fate of
86
Description of a Moorish BuryinggroundPrivileged District of
92
Bey fired at by an unknown Hand
100
Description of the African Gardens Manner of making Oil
104
Story of a Grecian Lady Wife to Hadgi Abderrahman Ambassa
111
Sidy Useph comes to the Castle armed in defrance of the Bashaws
118
Story of a Georgian Lady carried off by Turkish Robbers to Con
124
The late Beys Widow visits the Tomb of her HusbandAccount
131
Lampidoza depopulated by a Vessel with the PlagueCeremony
140
The unreasonable Demands of the Arabs to assist the BashawAn
144
Emperor of Morocco sends Corn to the Bashaw in gratitude
148
The Christians visit Sidy Usephs Wife and the present Beys Wife
156
Lamentable State of the Kingdom of Tripoli The Arabs rise
161
Anecdote of Fatima a favourite Attendant of Lilla Hallumas
163
Description of a Bridal Feast for a Moorish Lady
169
The Princesses make Offerings at the Shrines of Mahomet to avert
171
Affecting Parting of the Ambassador Hadgi Abderrahman from
177
Fatasie endeavours to deceive the BashawSidy Useph appears
180
Bashaw diffident of the BeyThe Bashaw sends Assistance to Sidy
191
Feast at Lilla Uducias for the Birth of ber Son and her Grandson
195
The Captain Pachas Fleet puts in at Tripoli
201
French prevented from planting the Tree of Liberty at Tripoli
245
Grand Signior sends a Teskerra to depose the Bashaw of Tripoli
253
Christians visit at the CastleStory of Lilla Selima
256
A Tunisian Favourite of Sidy Mahmouds put to Death
260
Moors agree to consume their Dead with LimeMountains
267
Ceremonies performed by a Moorish Lady when putting on
270
Acrount of a Visit paid to a Moorish Family of Distinction
273
A Visit paid to Lilla Uducia on the Birth of a Son
280
Christians entertained by the Bashaws first Minister The Chris
284
A Visit to the Royal Family Extraordinary Appearance of a Mara
287
French Consuls Life in Danger from Sans CulottesSidy Useph
292
Arrival of the Moorish Ambassador from EnglandDinner given
294
Lilla Amnani gives an Entertainment to celebrate the Return
306
Solyman Aga puts his Horse in MourningWestern ArabsChris
307
Ladies of Hadgi Abderrahmans Family sup at the English House
313
Particular Effect felt at Tripoli from an Erruption of Mount Etna
321
Story of two Blacks
327
Consequence of a French Tartan taken under the GunsTurkish Guards wear putting a Jew to DeathThe Manner in which
330
The Bashaw alarmed at Lights on the Terraces sends to the Chris
334
The Invader sends for Sidy Useph who refuses to come to him
337
Plague at BengaziSidy Hamets Seal stolenDress of a Mezula
341
Lilla Halluma conceals herself in the TownThe Bashaws Grand
348
Effect of an Eclipse on the Moors
350
The Turk expected to call in the Western ArabsTheir Enmity
354
Description of an Arab ChiefFatigues sustained by his Troops
359
An Account of two Weddings at the Castle
367
Further Account of TripoliFriendship of the Bey of Tunis to
375

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Page 110 - So, where our wide Numidian wastes extend, Sudden, th' impetuous hurricanes descend, Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play, Tear up the sands, and sweep whole plains away. The helpless traveller, with wild surprise, Sees the dry desert all around him rise, And smother'd in the dusty whirlwind dies.
Page 164 - There lie all the habits he was slain in, (which were at that moment brought to the door of the tent,) over which, in the presence of my family, I have many times sworn to revenge his death, and to seek the blood of his murderer from sun-rise to sun-set. The sun has not yet risen, the sun will be no more than risen when I pursue you, after you have in safety quitted my tent, where, fortunately for you, it is against our religion to molest you after your having sought my protection and found a refuge...
Page 163 - ... of mutton dried and salted in the highest manner. Though these two chiefs were opposed in war they talked with candour and friendship to each other, recounting the achievements of themselves and their ancestors, when a sudden paleness overspread the countenance of the host. , He started from his seat and retired, and in a few moments afterwards sent word to his guest that his bed was prepared and all things ready for his repose ; that he...
Page 324 - Trembling, considers every sacred hair; If any straggler from his rank be found, A pinch must for the mortal sin compound. Psecas is not in fault; but, in the glass, The dame 's offended at her own ill face.
Page 23 - They went, and found a hospitable race; Not prone to ill, nor strange to foreign guest, They eat, they drink, and Nature gives the feast; The trees around them, all their fruit produce; Lotos, the name; divine, nectareous juice! (Thence call'd Lotophagi) which whoso tastes, Insatiate riots in the sweet repasts, Nor other home nor other care intends, But quits his house, his country, and his friends...
Page 165 - The sun has not yet risen, the sun will be no more than risen when I pursue you, after you have in safety quitted my tent, where, fortunately for you, it is against our religion to molest you after your having sought my protection and found a refuge there ; but all my obligations cease as soon as we part, and from that moment you must consider me as one determined on your destruction, in whatever part, or at whatever distance, we may meet again. You have not mounted a horse inferior to the one that...
Page 164 - ... repast; that he had examined the Moor's horse, and found it too much exhausted to bear him through a hard journey the next day, but that before sunrise an able horse with every accommodation would be ready at the door of the tent, where he would meet him and expect him to depart with all speed.
Page 269 - ... with the greatest inconvenience, left their houses and fled to Tunis (where the plague then raged), to avoid starving in the dreadful famine that preceded it here. Amongst those left in this town some have been spared to acknowledge the compassion and attention shewn them by the English consul. In the distresses of the famine, and in the horrors of the plague, many a suffering wretch, whose days have been spun out by his timely assistance, has left his name on record at this place.
Page 165 - ... whatever part, or at whatever distance we may meet again. You have not mounted a horse inferior to the one that stands ready for myself; on its swiftness surpassing that of mine depends one of our lives, or both." After saying this, he shook his adversary by the hand and parted from him. The Moor, profiting by the few moments he had in advance, reached the Bey's army in time to escape his pursuer, who followed hun closely, as near the enemy's camp as 189 he could with safety.
Page 36 - Koran which deserve peculiar notice, and first of certain things which are thereby prohibited. The drinking of wine, under which name all sorts of strong and inebriating liquors are comprehended, is forbidden in the Koran in more places than one.

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