Friday, August 6, 2010

the traveller to istanbul

How art thou falln Imperial City, Low!
Where are thy Hopes of Roman Glory now?
Where are thy Palaces by Prelates rais'd
Where preistly Pomp in Purple Lustre blaz'd?

Constantinople by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Written January 1718 in the Chiosk at Pera

I don't know much about Istanbul, but I would so love to go there.

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