objects in the environs of Constantinople
Situated in the rear of the town and extending along the declivity of the Asiatic shore, towards the sea of Marmora
, it presents a vast forest of majestic trees; and thither the inhabitants of the imperial city generally resort, during the sultry months of summer, to enjoy the cool breezes, which descend from the Euxine, or are wafted over the waves of the Propontis.
, there are many cemeteries which are ornamented with forest-trees and flowering shrubs.
la Chaise, in the environs of Paris
, has been admired, and celebrated, by every traveller who has visited that beautiful garden of the dead.
a similar burying-ground was completed three years since, and a meeting has recently been held in London
for forming one in the vicinity of that city, of a size and on a scale of magnificence which shall quadrate with the wealth and vast extent of the mighty capital of a great nation.
Within the central area are to be exact models of the superb temples, triumphal arches, columns and public monuments of Greece
, as receptacles or memorials of departed worthies of the empire.
The establishment of rural cemeteries similar to that of Pere
la Chaise, has often been the subject of conversation in this country, and frequently adverted to by the writers in our scientific and literary publications.
But a few years since, a meeting was held in Boston
, by many of its most respectable citizens, for the purpose of maturing a plan, and forming such an establishment in the environs of the city.
No one can be indifferent to a subject of such deep and universal interest.