From the Black Sea Through Persia and India

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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 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) passeth through, and where no man dwelt (Jer.
Seite 348 - 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 310 - ... to be done ; and therefore it is no marvel if the natives there make shoes, boots, clothes, linen, bands and cuffs of our English fashion, which are all of them very much different from their fashions and habits, and yet make them all exceedingly neat.
Seite 347 - Ms nation. His work is the source of most of the facts— and the falsehoods— that have obtained circulation in respect to the ancient Peruvians. Unfortunately, at this distance of time, it is not always easy to distinguish the one from the other.
Seite 374 - ... the slaughter of cattle 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,...
Seite 347 - ... 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 268 - 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 pounds sterling: after with Gold and Jewels, and precious stones, but I saw none, it being in bagges might be Pibles; then against Cloth of Gold, Silk, StufFes, Linen, Spices and all sorts of goods, but I must believe for...
Seite 348 - 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.
Seite 374 - The Government of India is under a two-fold obligation. We owe it to the whole community, British and Indian, to secure the public safety, and to protect the persons and property of the Queen's subjects from injury and interference.

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