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Visits To Monasteries in the Levant

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Author: Robert Curzon
Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 115,829 / 330 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.5
LoC Categories: GV, PR
Downloads: 536
Added to site: 2010.05.17
mnybks.net#: 27772
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, Religion
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--Summary Justice at Triada--Monastery of Agia Roserea--Its Lady Occupants--Admission refused 279

CHAPTER XX.

The great Monastery of Meteora--The Church--Ugliness of the Portraits of Greek Saints--Greek Mode of Washing the Hands--A Monastic Supper--Morning View from the Monastery--The Library--Beautiful MSS.--Their Purchase--The Kitchen--Discussion among the Monks as to the Purchase Money for the MSS.--The MSS. reclaimed--A last look at their Beauties--Proposed Assault of the Monastery by the Robber Escort 298

CHAPTER XXI.

Return Journey--Narrow Escape--Consequences of Singing--Arrival at the Khan of Malacash--Agreeable Anecdote--Parting from the Robbers at Messovo--A Pilau--Wet Ride to Paramathia--Accident to the Baggage-Mule--Its wonderful Escape--Novel Costume--A Deputation--Return to Corfu 312

PART IV.

THE MONASTERIES OF MOUNT ATHOS.

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