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The Gaelic Maundeville (Author: John Maundeville)

paragraph 110

Of Damascus

Whosoever would fain go from Galilee to Jerusalem will betake himself to Damascus. Fair is that city, and it is full of wealth and merchandise. From it to Jerusalem is a journey of three days, and on camels and mules, and on dromedaries, and on horses, men carry their merchandise thither. From Eliseus of Damascus, who was a servant of Abraham, the town was named before Isaac was born, for the servant thought that he himself would be lord there after Abraham.