THE SOURCE OF THE NILE,
The author's travels in Egypt - Voyage in the Red Sea, till his arrival at Masuah.
The Author sails from Sidon — Touches at Cyprus — Arrives at Alexandria — Sets out for Rosetto — Embarks an the Nile — and arrives at Cairo.
It was on Saturday the 15th of June, 1768, I sailed in a French vessel from Sidon, once the richest and most powerful city in the world, though now there is not remaining a shadow of its ancient grandeur. We were bound for the island of Cyprus; the weather clear and exceedingly hot, the wind favourable.