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

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bring me his head.(72) This may give you some idea of the unlimited power of these fellows, who are all sworn brothers, and bound to revenge the injuries done to one another, whether at Cairo, Aleppo, or any part of the world. This inviolable league makes them so powerful that the greatest man at court never speaks to them but in a flattering tone; and in Asia, any man that is rich is forced to enrol himself janisary, to secure his estate.

But I have already said enough; and I dare swear, dear madam, that, by this time, it is a very comfortable reflection to you, that there is no possibility of your receiving such a tedious letter but once in six months; it is that consideration has given me the assurance of entertaining you so long, and will, I hope, plead the excuse of, dear madam,

Yours, &c.


XXXII.
TO THE COUNTESS OF MAR.

Adrianople, April 1, 1717.

I WISH to God, dear sister, that you were as regular in letting me know what passes on your side of the globe, as I am careful in endeavouring to amuse you by the account of all I see here that I think worth your notice. You content yourself

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(72)
He would have been very much embarrassed, though, if her ladyship had taken him at his word.--ED.

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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
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  • 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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