Handbook for travellers in Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Persia, etc (Google eBook)

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Sir Charles William Wilson
J. Murray, 1895 - History - 504 pages
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Page 65 - This preservation photocopy was made at BookLab, Inc., in compliance with copyright law. The paper is Weyerhaeuser Cougar Opaque Natural, which exceeds ANSI Standard Z39.48-1984.
Page 34 - HOTEL is situated on the Lower Lake, close to the water's edge, within ten minutes' drive of the Railway Station, and a short distance from the far-famed...
Page 356 - Incisions are made in the bark of the shrubs about the 1st of August, when, in a day or two, the mastic begins to drop forth, and in the course of a week it is sufficiently hardened to be removed. It is then refined and exported for the use of the Turkish ladies, who amuse their indolence by chewing it, deriving from that practice as much gratification as their male relations enjoy by inhaling the fumes of tobacco.
Page 370 - It lasted four mouths, durmg which prodigies of valour were displayed by both Turks and Christians. The Knights being at last moved at the fate which must have inevitably attended the Greek population, if the town, which was no longer tenable, should be carried by storm, acceded to the terms held out by Solyman.
Page 61 - Co., 1877. conquerors, and aims at leading men to the contemplation of spiritual things by appealing to their emotions. The keynote of the system is that the human soul is an emanation from God, and that it is always seeking and yearning to rejoin the source from whence it sprung. Ecstasy is the means by which a nearer intercourse is obtained, total absorption in the divinity the ultimate object to be attained.
Page 81 - ... Zeus changed them to stone, and on the tenth day the heavenly gods buried them. And now, upon arid Sipylus, upon the rocks of the desert mountain, where, they say, are the couches of the divine nymphs, who dance upon the banks of Achelous, Niobe, though turned to stone, still broods over the sorrow the gods have sent upon her." And Ovid says : " She weeps still, and borne by the hurricane of a mighty wind, She is swept to her home, there fastened to the cliff of the mount, She weeps, and...
Page 285 - Haf-tan were seven Pirs, or spiritual guides, who lived in the early ages of Islam, and each, worshipped as the Deity, is an object of adoration in some particular part of Kurdistan- Baba Yadgar was one of these. The whole of the incarnations...
Page 370 - It was an hour of woe ; but the mourners looked their last on the shattered towers from which the fate of war had driven them, supported by the consciousness that, though Rhodes had passed from under their sway, their protracted resistance had conferred the fame of victory even on defeat. The Turks, in token of respect for the vanquished, long refrained from defacing their armorial insignia and inscriptions on the public buildings of the city. The island of Rhodes is of a triangular form, rising...
Page 358 - Victory to the Cross !" the ancient war-cry of the imperial armies of Byzantium. The Hydriotes fastened their brig to another line-of-battle ship, carrying the treasure and the...
Page 346 - Tenedos had an jEolian city of the j same name, with two harbours, which j were used by Xerxes as a naval station in the Persian war. The island afterwards became a tributary ally of Athens, and adhered to her during the whole of the Peloponnesian war, and down to the peace of Antalcidas, by which it was surrendered to the Persians. At the Macedonian conquest Tenedos regained its liberty. In the war against Philip III. the...

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