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Departure from Constantinople. - Nicomedia and Nice. Broussa. Sea of Marmora. Selivria. Erekli.
Rodosto. River Granicus. Scene of battle between Alexander and Darius. — Fulfilment of Daniel's prophecy. – Gallipoli.—Lamsaki.—Aerolite.—The Dardanelles.-Classical events.-Sestos and Abydos.--Xerxes' bridge.—Hero and Leander. — Lord Byron's exploit. — Town of Dardanelles. Plague.
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DEPARTURE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE.
As we sailed out of the Byzantine harbour, the sun was gilding with his parting rays the domes and minarets of Stambol, and shedding his rich hues over the smooth surface of the Bosphorus, which reflected back the lovely image of its unrivalled queen sitting upon her seven hills. Each spot we passed, each minaret that vanished from the sight, was fraught with a charm for the eye and a painful association for the mind; for, like a bed of roses giving lair to a serpent, this city, so rich in the beauties of nature and of art, is the seat of physical and moral disease ; of plague and Mohammedanism.
While our course was yet running parallel to the wall of Constantinople on the one side, and to the successors of Chrysopolis and Chalcedon on the other, to the south-east and south were the gulfs of Ismid and Mondania, carrying the salt waters of Marmora to the sites of Nicomedia and Nice; this, the ancient metropolis of Bithynia, celebrated for its ecclesiastical councils; that, full of interest as the spot which witnessed the death of Constantine the Great. In front, the Prince's Islands formed a foreground, behind which appeared the shores of Asia, crowned by Olympus, who rears above the town of Broussa his