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Herzegovina

Or, Omer Pacha and the Christian Rebels

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Published: 1862
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,024 / 205 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.9
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 315
Added to site: 2005.12.13
mnybks.net#: 11752
Genre: Travel
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er a novel kind of hero-worship, though, I fear, likely to be little appreciated by him who inspired the thought.

September 1.--Landed at Zara at 6.30 A.M., and passed a few hours in wandering over the town and ramparts. These last are by no means formidable, and convey very little idea of the importance which was attached to the city in the time of the Venetian Republic. The garrison is small, and, as is the case throughout Dalmatia, the soldiers are of Italian origin. The Duomo is worthy of a visit; while the antiquarian may find many objects of interest indicative of the several phases of Zarantine history. Here, in a partially obliterated inscription, he may trace mementos of Imperial Rome; there, the Campanile of Santa Maria tells of the dominion of Croatian kings; while the winged lion ever reminds him of the glory of the Great Republic, its triumphs, its losses, and its fall. On leaving we were loudly cheered by the inhabitants, who had collected in large numbers on the shore. A few hou

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