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CHAPTE R III.
voyage to Madeira—Arrival at Funchal—Avalanche—Hurricane in 1842–Boats—Our residence–Sleighs—Wine Carriers—Beauty of the Vegetation—Hill Scenery—Zoology —Costumes and appearances of the Madeiranese—Aspect of the country-Botany— Scenery at the Brazen Head—Recession of the Sea—A German Botanist—A Drag Anchor of the ls—Horses and Burriquei Palanquins–Cama de Lobos –Moonlight Views in the Mountains—The Day Breeze—Jardin da Serra—Tea Plantation–View of the Coural das Freiras—Its Descent—Regions of Vegetation—Magnificent Scenery—Climate of the Island–Accommodation—Application to invalids—
The present condition of Egypt and character of Mohammad Alee—Diversity of Opinions —Impressions received in the Country Parts and in the Cities—Egypt tried by an unfair standard—Prophecies of Ezekiel—Introduction of the Memlooks—Their debasing Government—Testimony of Volney—War of 1802–Rise of Mohammad Alee— Destruction of the Memlook Beys—Exchange of Tyrants—Native Instruction-Colleges, Institutions, and Factories—Grades in Society—Railroads–Steamers–Basha's Household—his Knowledge of the State—Affection for his Wife—Taxation—Effects of the Battle of Koniah–Regeneration of Egypt, a Fulfilment of Prophecy—Affairs in the East—Political state of Egypt—Instability of the Turkish Empire—Extent of Mohammad Alee's Territory—Consequence of this returning to the Porte-Symbol of the Euphrates—Right to Independence—Present State of Turkey—Sooltan's Rule compared with the viceroy's Effect of Mohammad Alee's Independence on European Powers— His Hereditary Possession - - - - - -
G.—Remarks upon the Mode of Sucking in Cetaceae - - - - -