Journey to the North of India: Overland from England, Through Russia, Persia, and Affghaunistaun, Volume 1

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R. Bentley, 1838 - Asia
 

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Page 134 - And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them ; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
Page 251 - Chine" genuine China leaf, and which was brought in little porcelain cups cased with silver. A lively conversation followed, which the Meerza politely endeavoured occasionally to make general. In the course of conversation, he introduced the great question, whether the sun goes round the earth, or the earth round the sun ; and the Syud, being acquainted with, and somewhat of a convert to, our planetary system, took the Copernican side of the argument. The Meerza made a stout dispute for the earth's...
Page 229 - God is great. I bear witness that there is no God but God. I bear witness that there is no God but God.
Page 178 - By your condescension and favour." — " I am concerned to see you, born a gentleman, toiling in an occupation that is beneath you : rather abandon this profession, and come live in the town as becomes a man of your "birth : fear not to write to your friends all that goes on here ; God be thanked, our actions are not such as we are ashamed should be known ; but what you do write, write truly, and send it openly and worthily.
Page 141 - It is a wild scene, a Toorkmun camp. All its tenants are astir at daybreak, and the women, after a short busy period, retire to work within their tents. Towards the evening the men get together, and sit in circles discoursing : the mistress of a tent is seen seated outside knitting ; near her is " an old negro woman, dry and withered as the deserts of Lybia...
Page 44 - Orauz Kellije's horse excited our astonishment : for two days we saw that he got no water, and fed only upon what he could pick up (coarse grass or weeds) as we went along, or when we halted : corn he did not taste a grain of, " nor should he, please God," said his master, " till he reached home, when he should lie down before a hill of it.
Page 255 - Sabbath-day, produced some bottles of strong arrack and thin bad wine of his own manufacture, and, seeing that we would only taste it, lest some keen-nosed Mohummudan should scent us, he begged us to take the liquor home to comfort our hearts with at leisure. There was such an air of comfort about this man's house, that he thought it necessary to...
Page 122 - Bokhara- to taking them to wife. The women of pure Tartar blood are proud of it, and illdisposed to share their lands with a stranger, so that, for the sake of peace, a man will content himself with a wife or two of his own race. " Women !" said a Toorkmun female, in allusion to the Persian girls ; " do you call those thinskinned daughters of the devil — women ?" The condition of these poor captives must be very wretched, torn from their homes, and taken under every indignity and suffering through...
Page 253 - They may not pass the pale of the sanctuary, neither may they put foot within the college-squares in which good men are buried; on their clothes, however new, they must wear a patch at the breast ; their caps must not be of the same form as those worn by true believers, and they dare not return abuse, much less a blow given by a...

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