Travels and Researches in Crete, Volume 1

Capa
J. van Voorst, 1865 - 435 páginas
0 Críticas
 

Opinião das pessoas - Escrever uma crítica

Não foram encontradas quaisquer críticas nos locais habituais.

Outras edições - Ver tudo

Palavras e frases frequentes

Passagens conhecidas

Página 386 - I was like," he says, " to be freed by one Captaine Wilde, a pious Christian, but on a sudden I was sould and delivered to a Mussleman dwelling with his family in ye towne, upon which change and disappointment I was very sad ; my patron asked me the reason, and withall uttered those comfortable words, ' God is great ! ' which took such impression as strengthened my faith in God, considering thus with myself, ' Shall this Turkish Mahumitan teach me who ame a Christain, my duty of faith and dependence...
Página 386 - I found pious Christians, which changed my former thoughts of God, which was that He dealt more hard with me than with other of His servants. God was pleased to guide for me, and those relations of mine taken with me, in a providential ordering of civil patrons for us, who gave me more liberty than ordinary, especially to me, who preached the Gospel to my poor countrymen, amongst whom it pleased God to make me an instrument of much good. "I had not stayed long there...
Página 386 - Wilde) showed me, and asked me what I would do in ye case. I tould him he was an instrument under God of my liberty, and I would be at his disposeing. He answered Noe, I was a free man, and should be at my own disposeing. Then I replyed,
Página 62 - Divine vengeance laid it waste : for it was visited by famine and pestilence ; and want of water increased their misery. The remedy that Apollo proposed was, that they should appease Minos and be reconciled to him, whereupon the wrath of Heaven would cease, and their calamities come to a period. In consequence of this, they...
Página 224 - ... his blood very highly by a repetition of deep inspirations. The operation lasts from five to ten minutes or more, according to the depth ; and during it the operator is never interfered with by his companions, and seldom speaks or is spoken to : he is simply watched by two of...
Página 226 - ... bodily effort raises it up to nearly arm's length over his head; the second assistant is then prepared to make his grasp as low down as he can reach, and does the same, and so on the two alternately, and, by a fathom or more at a time and with great rapidity, bring the anxious diver to the surface. A heavy blow from his nostrils, to expel the water and exhausted air, indicates to his comrades that he is conscious and breathes. A word or two is then spoken by one of his companions to encourage...
Página 62 - In consequence of this, they sent ambassadors with their submission, and, as most writers agree, engaged themselves by treaty to send every ninth year a tribute of seven young men and as many virgins. When these were brought into Crete...
Página 224 - The mode of operation preparatory to a dive is very peculiar and interesting. The diver whose turn it is takes his seat on the deck of the vessel at either the bow or stern and placing by his side a large flat slab of marble weighing about...
Página 225 - ... As soon as he reaches the bottom, he places the stone under his arm to keep himself down, and then walks about upon the rock, or crawls under its ledges, stuffing the sponges into a netted-bag with a hooped mouth, which is strung round his neck to receive them ; but he holds firmly to the stone or rope all the while, as his safeguard for returning and for making the known signal at the time he desires it. Now let us notice the proceedings of his companions in the boat floating some twenty or...

Informação bibliográfica