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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844 Volume 23, Number 6 Author: Various Editor: Lewis Gaylord Clark Release Date: May 15, 2008 [EBook #25475] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE KNICKERBOCKER *** Produced by Barbara Tozier, Bill Tozier and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net T H E VOL.
XXIII. K N I C K E R B O C K E R. JUNE, 1844. NO.
6. THE PLAGUE AT CONSTANTINOPLE. BY AN EYE-WITNESS. In 1837 I was a resident in Galata, one of the faubourgs of Constantinople, sufficiently near the scenes of death caused by the ravages of the plague to be thoroughly acquainted with them, and yet to be separated from the Turkish part of the population of that immense city.
It is not material to the present sketch to dwell upon the subject of my previous life, or the causes which had induced me to visit the capital of the East at such a period of mortality; and I will therefore only add, that circumstances of a peculiarly painful nature obliged me to locate myself in Galata, where there were none to sympathize in my feelings, or any one with whom I could even exchange more than a word of conversation.
I saw none but the widowed owner of the house in which I had a chamber, her daughter Aleukâ, and Petraki, her little son. While the epidemic raged, we four endeavored to keep up a rigid quarantine.
Each recommended to the other the strictest observance of our mutual agreement not to receive any thing from without doors, except the necessaries of life; and whenever we left the house, which was t...





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