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According to his statement he had a lease terminable in twenty-one years, of forests containing 85, corktrees, during which period there will be two cuttings; and on the calculation that each tree produces 75 pounds of cork, there will be a total ofquintals, or about tons.
As the average price of the best cork at Marseilles is 20 francs per quintal about 'jlbsthe entire value of the cork would be 2, frs. The expenses were thus estimated: The foregoing plausible statement must, of course, be taken with the quantum valeat of a seller, and met by the caveat emptor of the purchaser; and not having able to elicit Hookups in orosei itinerari him the sum he would take for his enterprise, no further calculation can be made as to the real profit.
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The shepherd and two sons were at their out-door employment; and the mother and three daughters were making cheese and O O other preparations of milk.
Their dress was a light green cloth bodice fitting closely to the figure, with a narrow' red edging ; and the petticoat, of a coarse dark purple cloth, had a broad red border of the same material.
Shoes, stockings, and under-petticoats things quite unknown to them ; but their very absence shewed the grace and elegance of their figures.
Having ascertained that I was from Terra ferma, they commenced, while laying out their stores for a repast, a series of questions as to what part I belonged, what
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With the diminished receipts of this holy trading voyage, the collector returns home ;
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She would have it an insult to have been offered any payment for her gifts, had they even been accepted and, after repeated expressions of her wishes to supply Hookups in orosei itinerari from her humble store, we parted with a shower of mutual benedictions.
Wherever cultivated, the plain is excessively fertile, and the shrubs and underwood, which thrive beautifully on the neglected parts, attest the natural richness of the soil. The history of Terranova is involved in obscurity, and its origin has been variously attributed to Siculian, Greek, and Gaulic colonies.
Olbia does not appear authentically mentioned till the yearb. X Vide Silius Ital. It appears that, about the year 54, b. It was about b. The town existed a. It was known Hookups in orosei itinerari the English induring the contest between the houses of Spain and Austria, when the Bourbon party had several points in Gallura,
Hookups in orosei itinerari among others Terranova.
The English fleet was at that time cruising off Sardinia to intercept the Spanish vessels, and Admiral Norris, on hearing of the seizure of the town by Count de Castiglione, landed men,
Hookups in orosei itinerari, after a short contest near the church of St. The houses, none of which have an elegant or neat appearance, are built mostly of granite, and are whitewashed, as if to give Hookups in orosei itinerari greater contrast to the general filth and dirt within and around them.
The parochial church, a fair specimen of architecture, has a high altar rich in various colored marbles, a railing of
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Service is only performed thrice in the year; that on the 15th May, the natal Festa of St. Near the church are the remains of some buildings, the masonry of which bespeaks a more ancient date than the Pisan dominion. One, circular, and made of granite, about twelve feet high and thirteen feet six inches in diameter, with a small arched building adjoining, may possibly have been part of a baptistery or campanile, as supposed ; but Hookups in orosei itinerari has more the appearance of a brick kiln.
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Not a stone of them, however, remains,—the inhabitants having, from time to time, made use of them for building their own houses, to which purpose also the city walls have been applied. Parts of the aqueduct which brought the water from the hills on the north side of the town, are still to be
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Such is the miserable policy and administration of the laws. The languid and pale appearance of the inhabitants may be attributed to their natural inertness and the intemperie.
Provisions are cheaper than at La Madalena; fish is 15 cts. The island of Tavolara, the ancient Hermoea, lying to the south-east of the port of Terranova, is an immense calcareous rock, the flat surfaces or table-lands of which have given rise to its modern name. A flame is said to have burst forth at times in the nortli part, attributed to a spontaneous ignition of hydrogen gas, similar to that of Yarnar, as described by Captain Beaufort, in his account of Karamania.
A shepherd and his family, of most primeval and unsophisticated habits, have for many years been the sole inhabitants of the island.
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To the south of Tavolara is the small island Molara, called also Buccinaria, from Buccinum, the shell adheres in great abundance to the sides of the rocks.
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But one cause of his indolence may be the great number of natural hives existing in the roots of trees, from which the quantity of honey collected is very In regard to the quality of the Sardinian honey, it appeared to me to be equal both in taste and perfume to the far-famed treasures of Hybla and Hymettus.
Corsica than in other countries, and known as the meli amaricosu, or bitter honey, is frequently alluded to by ancient authors ; but the cause of its bitterness has never been satisfactorily accounted for by them, or by modem writers.
As it has been ascertained that the bees do not make it in the spring or summer, but in the autumn, the bitterness is supposed to arise from some flower whose juices are not to be extracted in that season ; and on this supposition it has been attributed to the berries of the arbutus; but in other countries, where the bees are known to feed on them, no Hookups in orosei itinerari effect is produced on the honey.
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Of this latter
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The wax is beautifully white, but the candles made of it consume quickly; as, instead
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This dainty feeding renders the Meropes, in their turn, a great delicacy, and when served in vine leaves with toast for their trail are a dish worthy of Lucullus. The wild ranges of Monte Nieddu or Nero, so called from the dark mantle of ilex, cork, and oak trees with which it is clothed, stand forth beautifully.
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Hookups in orosei itinerari the viceroy, perceiving the opposition to be daily gaining ground, dissolved the assembly. The authors of this execrable deed, which filled the island with grief and dismay, were never with certainty discovered, nor is it easy to form any judgment amid the statements on the subject, for public opinion was divided, some imputing the crime to Ay- merich, others to the Viceroy Camarassa.
In the midst of her vassals she treated her lover as her husband, and traversed the country attended by a riotous company of characters akin to her own, whose songs and indecent uproar resembled the orgies of a bacchante, rather than the progress and retinue of a dame of high degree. Convinced that the Viceroy was the real criminal, he entered warmly into the schemes of his party to avenge in blood the death of his kinsman.
He was repeatedly urged by Oervellon to march upon the capital and seize the government, in which he might have succeeded; but he could not be persuaded to renounce his allegiance to his sovereign, or act the part of a rebel.