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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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wheel, and planted with an utter disregard of all tast or arrangement. The large village, or town of Varoschia is ad important adjunct to Famagousta, from which it i: hardly separated. It was originally founded by tb Venetian Christians, who were expelled from Fam gousta after the Turkish conquest. There is a larg< Greek Church, extensive bazaars, and several manu factures of pottery, for which the locality is celebrate W e saw a vessel loading in the harbour entirely wit these—jars, water-bottles, dishes, &c.—but the earthe: ware is of a coarse description, and the quality of f clay does not admit of sufficient porosity for thj purpose of cooling water or of filtering, like the Egyptian ware ; at the same time it is not sufficienti impervious for the retention of wine or oil without considerable loss by absorption. Varoschia has bee: always celebrated for a large production of a hig quality of silk, but the quantity has fallen off, as i all other parts of the island. There are some gO' houses in this thriving and busy little town, and it is sal that decent accommodation may be had ; but I preferre the cleanliness and independence of our own tent. Varoschia is not much healthier than Famagous as it suffers from the same cause, in addition an enormous accumulation of filth on the heigh at the rear of the town. If this were careful! stored to manure the numerous gardens, it would profitably utilised ; but it belongs to nobody in pa ticular, and is a public nuisance. A fine should inflicted upon the municipal authorities in the sanità: interests of the population, and the refuse of t neighbourhood should be periodically collected heaps and burned. Captain Inglis and the vari

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