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CLAUDE DELAVAL COBHAM
Exerpta Cypria
page 245

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mcAüT. a new Kadi there is always a new ex pence, who commands what he pleases in money or presents; so that with these taxes and exactions the church is always harassed and made poor. 'Hie Bishop of Pafo, named at present Leontins, who hath the city of Arxinoia under his jurisdiction, gatliws his maintenance after the manner of the Archbishop. Pafo was anciently a port of good fame aud renown and is so at present; from whence is yearly shipped off a considerable quantity of cottons, silks and other merchandise: bnt by the oppression and 'hard usage of the Turks, and the covetonsness of the officers, is reduced to poverty and want of people. The second diocess governed by the Bishop is that of Cetiuin, en- after the vulgar Cyti, hath under its government the city of ljhuesou, Cîlau, Amathunta and another city anciently Λ diocess adjoined to it, called Cyrion: of which place one Cosina was Bishop some few years past, a pei-son of good ingenuity and learning, bom at Tunis in Africa, his father of ThessaIonica, and his mother of Cyprus, with whom paving some acquaintance, I had the opportunity to make these collections relating to the state and condition of that place. The third diocess is of Cerinia, the Bishop's name at present Leontins, having three cities under it, viz. Solca, Pai itesi a and Maroth usa, the which is governed and maintained in the same manner as the other diocesscs. (Pp. 212—214.) Many of this sort of people (Kaioires) are longlived in regard they are temperate iu eating and drinking, and ever unacquainted with women. 1 once knew one of them who wo* an Αιτανδόχοί of a monastery in Cyprus called Παναγή τον KUJCKOV Μαραβασας της AcvKtts, wherciinto belonged 200 Kaloires, he told mo that he was 119 years of age; aud the better to assure me that he was not mistaken in his calculate he confidently affirmed that he remembered the taking of Cyprus by the Turk, when the channels of his town ran with blood, which according to history may be about the space of 107 yeare past, aud at that time ho conceived that he might have been about 12 years of age, when he remembers that the cruel soldiers bloodily massacring all persons chicli met them in their fury his mother defended him from violence ; for having the fortune to meet with a soldier more flexible then the rat she fell on the body of this her son, and by her prayers and tears prevailed to rescue him from death: in commemoration of which deliverance she afterwards dedicated him to the service of God speedily entering him into the order of Kaloires ; he never remembers to have eaten flesh ; his father lived but to SO years of age, but his grandfather lo 158. SO—2

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