Our North-west frontier [of India, by 'L.E. or E.L.'].

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Page 19 - Among themselves, with their equals, the Persians are affable and polite; to their superiors, servile and obsequious ; and towards their inferiors haughty and domineering. All ranks are equally avaricious, sordid, and dishonest, when they have an opportunity of being so ; nor do they care for detection when they have once reaped the benefit of their superior genius, as they term it. Falsehood they look upon, in all cases where it facilitates their ends, not only justifiable but highly commendable,...
Page 19 - ... superior genius, as they term it. Falsehood they look upon, in all cases where it facilitates their ends, not only justifiable but highly commendable, and good faith, generosity, and gratitude, are alike unknown to them. In debauchery none can exceed them; and some of their propensities are too execrable and infamous to admit of mention. In short, to close this outline of the Persian character, I shall add, without...
Page 19 - Persia, at the present day, to be the very fountain-head of every species of tyranny, cruelty, meanness, injustice, extortion, and infamy, that can disgrace or pollute human nature; and have ever been found in any age or nation.
Page 19 - I feel inclined to look upon Persia at the present day to be the very fountain head of every species of cruelty, tyranny, meanness, injustice, extortion and infamy, that can disgrace and pollute human nature, and have ever been found in any age or nation.
Page 19 - ... superiors, servile and obsequious ; and towards their inferiors haughty and domineering. All ranks are equally avaricious, sordid, and dishonest, when they have an opportunity of being so ; nor do they care for detection when they have once reaped the benefit of their superior genius, as they term it. Falsehood they look upon, in all cases where it facilitates their ends, not only justifiable but highly commendable, and good faith, generosity, and gratitude, are alike unknown to them. In debauchery...

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