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Page 942 - Its streets are obscured and overgrown. A herd of goats was driven to it for shelter from the sun at noon; and a noisy flight of crows from the quarries seemed to insult its silence. We heard the partridge call in the area of the theatre and of the stadium.
Page 826 - The franchise belongs to every male citizen who has reached his thirtieth year, who is not in the actual receipt of public charity, or who, if he has at any former time been in receipt of it, has repaid the sums...
Page 755 - From the Phoenicians, its first colonists, the island took the name of Cyrnos ; and from the Romans that of Corsica. On the decline of the Roman empire it was seized by the Goths and passed from them to the Saracens. In 1481 it fell under the dominion of the Genoese, who retained it, with some interruption, till 1755, when a great part of it was wrested from them and made independent by the celebrated General Paoli.
Page 804 - Danube receives 60 navigable tributaries, and its volume of water is nearly equal to that of all the rivers that empty themselves into the Black Sea taken together. Its rapidity is, in many places above Orsova, so great, as to render any navigation, except that of steam, impossible; but below that point its current is gentle and equable.
Page 758 - ... the Ural, of Orenberg, of Siberia, of the Chinese frontiers, and of Astrakhan. Writers are not agreed as to the origin of this people and of their name, but they are believed to be a mixed Caucasian and Tartar race. In personal appearance the Cossacks bear a close resemblance to the Russians, but are of a more slender make, and have features which are decidedly more handsome and expressive. Originally their government formed a kind of democracy, at the head of which was a chief or...
Page 758 - Originally their government formed a kind of democracy, at the head of which was a chief or hetman of their own choice; while under him was a long series of officers, with jurisdictions of greater or less extent, partly civil and partly military, all so arranged as to be able on any emergency to furnish the largest military array on the shortest notice. The democratic part of the constitution has gradually disappeared under Russian domination.
Page 737 - ... about 260 yards long by 150 wide, containing some obelisks which belonged to the ancient structure, one of which, of granite, is composed of a single piece 50 feet high. The numerous public baths in the city are mostly of marble, of plain exterior, but handsome and commodious within, with every accommodation and appliance requisite. They are divided into a number of circular rooms, lighted from above, and sufficiently spacious to admit a number of bathers at the same time. There are a vast number...
Page 826 - Kingdom, and the rest are elected indirectly by the people for the term of eight years. The choice of the latter 54 members of the Upper House is given to electoral bodies composed partly of the largest taxpayers in the country districts, partly of deputies of the largest taxpayers in the cities, and partly of deputies from the totality of citizens possessing the franchise. Eligible to the Landsthing is every citizen who has passed his twenty-fifth year and is a resident of the district.