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  • I haue bene vpon the toppe of a mountaine, which is at the foot of the Saults, where I haue seene the said Riuer beyond the sayd Saultes, which shewed vnto vs to be broader then it was where we passed it.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. Vol. XIII. America. Part II.

  • On the east syde is an open place betweene two mountaynes, lyke vnto a valley,26 and is the waye to the mountayne where they sacrifice to the Patriarkes Abraham and Isaac. 27 This mountayne is from the citie about ten or twelve myles, and of the heyght of three stones cast: it is of stone as harde as marble, yet no marble. 28 In the toppe of the mountaine is a temple or Meschita, made after their fashion, and hath three wayes to enter into it. 29 At the foote of the mountayne are two cesterns, which conserue waters without corruption: of these, the one is reserued to minister water to the camels of the carauana of Babylon or Alcayr; and the other, for them of Damasco.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Break Back mountaine is a wonderful story and I can say so since I read the Hebrew collection of the works.

    YES. And Finally.

  • Neere to this mountaine runneth a faire River, the whole streame being pure white Bastard, none such was ever sold for any money, and without one drop of water in it.

    The Decameron

  • There was also an high mountaine wholly made of Parmezane, grated Cheese, whereon dwelt people, who did nothing else but make

    The Decameron

  • Of the Island of Sylan: and of the mountaine where Adam mourned for his sonne Abel.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • In which mountaine is reported to be a hole, from whence, in winter time such vehement tempests of winds doe issue, that traueilers can scarcely, and with great danger passe by the same way.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • It is not unknowne unto you all, that the Cittie of Fieosola, the mountaine whereof we may very easily hither discerne, hath bene

    The Decameron

  • And certaine men contained within those Caspian mountaynes, hearing as it was thought, the noyse of the armie, made a breach through, so that when the Tartars returned vnto the same place tenne yeeres after, they found the mountaine broken.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Departing from hence, wee found a certaine small sea, vpon the shore whereof stands a little mountaine.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini


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