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The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian,: Concerning the Kingdoms ..., Volume 2
Volledige weergave - 1875
The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms ..., Volume 1
Volledige weergave - 1875
¨The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian, concerning the kingdoms ..., Volume 1
Volledige weergave - 1874
according appears applied Arabic authority believe Book brother called carried century CHAPTER character Chinese Christians copy Court death described doubt early East edition existed fact four French Friar galleys Genoese Geographic give given hand Hormuz India indications island Italian Italy John journey Kaan Kerman kind King known language Latin latter least lire Lord marches Marco Polo mentioned Messer miles Mongol mountains NOTE notice oars original pass passage perhaps Persia plain Polo's present Prince probably province quoted Ramusio reference regard remains represents river round says seems seen shows speaks story supposed taken Tartars tell term Text things told took town translation travellers tree Venetian Venice whilst whole writing
Pagina 254 - In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round: And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; And here were forests ancient as the hills, io Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.
Pagina 194 - My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
Pagina 198 - Go and wait upon your Lord in the other world ! " For they do in sooth believe that all such as they slay in this manner do go to serve their Lord in the other world. They do the same too with horses ; for when the Emperor dies, they kill all his best horses, in order that he may have the use of them in the other world, as they believe.
Pagina 175 - And you must know that in the same mountain there is a vein of the substance from which Salamander is made. For the real truth is that the Salamander is no beast, as they allege in our part of the world, but is a substance found in the earth ; and I will tell you about it.
Pagina 364 - All these pieces of paper are [issued with as much solemnity and authority as if they were of pure gold or silver ; and on every piece a variety of officials, whose duty it is, have to write their names, and to put their seals. And when all is prepared duly, the chief officer deputed by the...
Pagina xli - ... cut up and divided among the servants. Then after partaking of some of the dishes they went out again and came back in robes of crimson velvet, and when they had again taken their seats, the second suits were divided as before. When dinner was over they did the like with the robes of velvet, after they had put on dresses of the ordinary fashion worn by the rest of the company.
Pagina 174 - But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
Pagina 140 - In leaving Badashan you ride twelve days between east and north-east, ascending a river that runs through land belonging to a brother of the Prince of Badashan, and containing a good many towns and villages and scattered habitations. The people are Mahommetans, and valiant in war. At the end of those twelve days you come to a province of no great size, extending indeed no more than three days' journey in any direction, and this is called VOKHAN.