Letters from the Levant: During the Embassy to Constantinople, 1716-18

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ness's patience. But my letter is in your hands, and you may make it as short as you please, by throwing it into the fire, when weary of reading it.

I am, madam,

With the greatest respect, &c.


XXIX.
TO THE LADY RICH.

Adrianople, April 1, 1717.

I AM now got into a new world, where every thing I see appears to me a change of scene; and I write to your ladyship with some content of mind, hoping, at least, that you will find the charms of novelty in my letters, and no longer reproach me that I tell you nothing extraordinary.

I will not trouble you with a relation of our tedious journey; but must not omit what I saw remarkable at Sophia, one of the most beautiful towns in the Turkish empire, and famous for its hot baths, that are resorted to both for diversion and health. I stopped here one day on purpose to see them; and designing to go incognito, I hired a Turkish coach. These voitures are not at all like ours,(56) but much more convenient for the country, the heat being so great that glasses would be very

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These carriages, of which there are two kinds, have since been both described and engraved by Castellan. ( Mœurs des Othomans. IV. 230. v. 202.) In most cases they are drawn by

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents *
  • Preliminary Discourse *
  • Letters from the Levant i
  • Preface iii
  • I. to the Countess of Mar 7
  • II- To Mrs. Skerret.(5) 9
  • Iii. to Mrs. S. C 11
  • Iv. to the Lady Rich 13
  • V. to the Countess of Bristol 15
  • Vi. to Mrs. Thistlethwayte 18
  • Vii. to the Countess of Mar 21
  • Vii. to the Countess of Mar 25
  • Ix. to Mr. Pope 31
  • X. to the Countess of Mar 35
  • X. to the Countess of Mar 41
  • X. to the Countess of Mar 46
  • X. to the Countess of Mar 49
  • X. to the Countess of Mar 53
  • X. to the Countess of Mar 56
  • Xvi. to the Countess of Mar 58
  • XVII- To the Countess of Mar 62
  • XVII- To the Countess of Mar 65
  • XVII- To the Countess of Mar 67
  • XVII- To the Countess of Mar 70
  • Xxii. to the Countess of Mar 74
  • Xxiii. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 78
  • Xxiii. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 81
  • Xxiii. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 90
  • Xxiii. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 93
  • Xxiii. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 100
  • Xxiii. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 104
  • Xxx. to the Abbot ----- 109
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 117
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 123
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 129
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 134
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 148
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 156
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 164
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 173
  • Xxxi. to the Countess of Bristol 180
  • Xll. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 183
  • Xlii. to the Lady Rich 188
  • Xliii. to Mrs. Thistlethwayte 192
  • Xliv. to the Countess of Mar 196
  • Xlv. to the Lady Rich 209
  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 212
  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 223
  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 233
  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 238
  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 252
  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 257
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  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 261
  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 267
  • Xlvi. to the Countess of Bristol 270
  • Lvi. to the Abbot ----- 273
  • Lvii. to Lady Montagu 275
  • Lviii. to Lady Montagu 276
  • Lix. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 276
  • Lix. Mr. Pope to Lady Montagu 281
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