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de se ci remarkably destructive, and seldom Mary, which was found in the rubno te fails to make a long stay. The bish of a church there. On the coded cæmeteries are swelled to a great European side, opposite to the
extent round the town, and filled Rhodius, was Cynossema The Bar.
cupied; and delivered, one to each
ferings, which cannot be desThis river enables us to ascer cribed. tain the site of the inner castles, a We had agreed in the evening point of some consequence in the to visit some neighbouring places topography of the Hellespont. Its on the continent, with the prin
appears from cipal islands near the mouth of the Strabo, was Rhodius; and it en- Hellespont. Early in the morning tered the sea between Dardanus and the consul asked for
inoney to purAbydos. The remnants of marble, chase provisions, which, with other
saw in the burying- necessaries, were put into a scheick grounds about the town, have been or wherry. He embarked with us, removed thither chiefly from the between the hours of eight and ruins of thëse cities, particularly nine by our watches
. We had six of the latter, which was the most Turks, who rowed; a Janizary, considerable. The consul showed and a Jew servant. The two latter, as a head of an image of the Virgin with the consul, sạte cross-legged VOL. XVIII. 1775.
before us, on a small carpet; as the It is on the north-side of the castle,
When the lioat was abated a
granate tree, and a well of excel
The ancient name of this town; deep gult, a portion of the legean which is exceedingly mean and sca anciently called Mclas, on uur wretched, was Eleûs. The streets right hand with Imbios, toward or lanes are narrow and intricate, the tourançe, twenty-five miles
* A piaster is about half a crown English, and is equal in value to thirty peraus, These are a small silver coin, about the size of an English penny
from Mastusia, and twenty-two place of rendezvous; and Othman
loose stones are piled on the foundaTenedos, and, alter rowing some tions to break the waves. The time with a rough sea, hoisted sail: . basin is encompassed by a ridge of we passed by some islets, and about the mountain. On the south side three in the afternoon, reached the is a row of wind-mills and a small town. On opening the harbour, fort; and on the opposite, a castle we discovered in it, besides small- by the shore. This was taken in craft, three Turkish gallies wait: the year 1656 by the Venetians in. ing to convey the Venetian bailow four days, but soon after abandonor resident, who was expected ed, as not tenable. The houses, daily, to Constantinople; the ships which are numerous, stand at the, of that republic being by treaty foot, or on the slope, of an accliexcluded from navigating the Hel vity; with a flat between them and lespont.
the formed partly by soil ivashThe island Tenedos is chiefly ed down from above. They reckon rock, but fertile. It was anciently six hundred Turkish families, and reckoned about eighty stadia or ten three hundred Greek. The church miles in circumference, and from belonging to the latter is decent. Sigéum twelve miles and a half. We fc:ind here but few remains' Its position, thus near the mouth of of antiquity worthy notice. We the Hellespont, has given it im- perceived on our lauding a large portance in all ages; vessels bound and entire sarcophagus or stone toward Constantinople finding coffin serving as a fountain, the shelter in its.port, or safe anchor. top-stone or lid being perforated age in the road, during the etesian to admit a current of water, which or contrary winds, and in foul supplies the vent below; and on weather. The Emperor Justinian one side is an inscription. Wear erected a magazine to receive the this we saw part of a fluted column cargoes of the corn-ships from converted into a mortar for bruise Alexandria, when detained there. ing corn; and in a shop was This building, was two hundre!
of tesselated pavement and eighty feet long, ninety-brvad, then recently discovered. In the and very lofty. The voyage from streets, the walls, and buryingEgypt was rendered less precarious, gro:ends, were pieces of marble, and and the grain preserved, until it fragments of pillars, with a few incould be transported to the capital. 'scriptions. Afterwards during the troubles of In the evening, this being Sun.' the Greek empire, Tenedos ex- day, and a festival, we were much perienced a variety of fortune. amused with seeing the Greeks, The pirates, which infested these who were, singing and dancing, in seas, made it for many years their several companies, to music, near
the town ; while their women were exquisite flavour, called muscadel!. sitting in groups on the roofs of The island is deser vedly famous for the houses, which are flat, as specta- the species of vine which produces tors, at the same tiine enjoying the this delicious liquor. soft air and serene sky.
We had been told, that an anWe were lodged much to our sa tient building remained on the tisfaction in a large room, with a south side of the island, not much raised floor matted, on which we out of our way to the ruins of a slept in our clothes, in company city, called Eski-Stamboul, on the with two Jews and several Greeks'; continent of Asia. Our Turks a cool breeze entering all night at were waiting at the boat, and we the latticed windows, and sweeten- just ready to join them, when we ing our repose.
were informed that a scheik was In these countries, on account arrived from the Asiatic Dardanell, of the heat, it is usual to rise with which we had lately left, and that the dawn. About day break we the presence of the consul was rereceived from the French consul, a quired on some very urgent busi, Greek with a respectable beard, a ness at Constantinople. His bro, present of grapes, the clusters large ther, who had set sail in the morn. and rich, with other fruits all fresh ing carly to overtake him, rebuins gathered, We had, besides, breaded with us in his stead, and soon and coffee for breakfast, and good won our regard by his attention and wines, particularly one sort, of an civility,
Retrospective view of afuirs in the colonies in the year 1764. General effecè
of the late laws. Impeachment of Mr. Oliver. Assembly of Massachusett's
. New assembly meet at Boston, and are ad-
justices of Plymouth county.