From the Black Sea Through Persia and India
Harper & brothers, 1896 - 437 Seiten
A travel memoir in diary-style. The author explains in the preface that he did not intend to take the route described here, but civil war in Afghanistan and a cholera epidemic forced him to travel through Kurdistan and Persia. Some hand-drawn illustrations provide images of the author's journey. Special chapters at the end include the author's commentary on Hinduism and Islam in India, Indian art, and impressions of everyday life for English people in India.
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Seite 346 - Christians and Mahometans, and not being skilled in controversy, declare, that they are utterly unable to judge which religion is best; but, to be certain of not entirely rejecting the truth, they very prudently follow both. They go to the...
Seite 345 - ... pleased to construe it ; even in history and in action it is not always easy to distinguish the one from the other. In Mr. Lyndon's case, I could not but think that the full, sensuous lips helped one a little to make the decision. This, then, was Tommy Goodboy. I am bound to say that from the very first I took a dislike to Tommy Goodboy. Mr. Lyndon left me for some seconds planti la without looking at me or speaking.
Seite 76 - A wilderness, a land of deserts and of pits, a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, a land that no man " (but a Christian) " passed through, and where no man dwelt.
Seite 437 - The Danube, from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. By FD MILLET. Illustrated by the Author and ALFRED PARSONS. Crown 8vo, Cloth, Uncut Edges and Gilt Top, $2 50.
Seite 266 - Suddenly he entered into the scales, sate like a woman on his legges, and there was put in against him many bagges to fit his weight, which were changed six times, and they say was silver, and that I understood his weight to be nine thousand rupias, which are almost one thousand...
Seite 345 - ... succeeded, and in this reign the invasion of the Mogul hordes on the Mahomedan kingdom in Asia took place, headed by Chengis or Gengis Khan ; they swept over the country, their only design being to plunder and lay waste. Elphinstone states that this irruption of the Moguls was the greatest calamity that has fallen on mankind since the deluge, as they had no religion to teach and no seeds of improvement to sow, nor did they offer an alternative of conversion or tribute.
Seite 345 - ... a brick building. A running and clear stream yet waters the fragrant flowers of the cemetery, which is the great holiday resort of the people of Kabul. In the front of the grave is a small but chaste mosque of white marble ; and overlooking the tomb is a hill from which is a noble prospect. He was the most admirable, though not the most powerful, prince that ever reigned in Asia.
Seite 372 - ... with unnecessary publicity, or in such a manner as to occasion wanton and malicious annoyance to their feelings. Let both sides understand clearly that no lawless or aggressive conduct, on their part, will induce us to depart by an inch from this just and honourable policy. Do not let it be supposed that the slaughter of kine for the purpose of sacrifice, or for food, will ever be put a stop to : we shall protect the religions of both sides alike, and we shall punish, according to the law, any...
Seite 346 - These people, living between Christians and Mahometans, and not being skilled in controversy, declare, that they are utterly unable to judge which religion is best; but, to be certain of not entirely rejecting the truth, they very prudently follow both.