Everywhere were the dwellings
of the entire region, with their furniture lying in the mud and ashes.
A writer in 1604 says, 'we may see many of their houses built alone like raven's nests, no birds building neere them' so unwonted was the sight of isolated dwellings
in most places at the time.
Therein are many dwellings
for such guests As the State honours; there myself am housed Within a palace neither scant nor strait.