This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1755 Excerpt: ... out seeling the unhappy effects of their amour, they resolved to quit Sicily, and retire into some Country which depended on the Turks. They could not reproach one another; for being both bo...
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Publisher: University of Michigan Library (April 27, 2009)
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fortunes, they made the fame facrifice to Love. Their design of retiring voluntarily into the Dominions of the Grand Seignior would have saved them from flavery, had they been able to prove it. But having embarked on board a Venetian Veffel, with a view of landing in Dalmatia, from whence they flattered themselves that they should easily penetrate surther, they had the misfortune to be taken at the mouth of the gulf by some Turkish Rovers, who were cruising on the Venetians. Their story was looked upon as an artifice, and they were both sold to different purchasers in a Port of the Morea, from whence the unhappy Sicilian was conducted to Constantinople. If it was the bitterest misfortune to be torn from her Lover, what name must I give to that which soon besel her! Being a little disfigured by incessant weeping, the Merchants of Constantinople did not perceive what they might expect from her beauty; but an old woman, who had more discernment, laid out a good part of what she was worth to purchase her, and hoped soon to double it by selling her again. But as she had been educated in the principles of modesty and virtue, the pains which her odious Mistress took to awaken her charms, and adapt them to the taste of the Turks, was a more insupportable cruelty to her than death itself. She was at last sold for a very round sum to the Selictar, who was very sond of her at first; but having fatisfied ihis desires, and being disgusted by her deep melancholy and continual weeping, soon began to neglect her. Theofa was only surprised at the adventures of this mourning S...