Unknown Mongolia: A Record of Travel and Exploration in North-west Mongolia and Dzungaria, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
J.B. Lippincott, 1914 - Hunting - 659 pages
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 264 - ... who watches over their children, cattle, and crops. They show him great worship and honour, and every man hath a figure of him in his house,' made of felt and cloth ; and they also make in the same manner images of his wife and children. The wife they put on the left hand, and the children in front. And when they eat, they take the fat of the meat and grease the god's mouth withal, as well as the mouths of his wife and children.
Page 300 - For they are inhuman and beastly, rather monsters than men, thirsting for and drinking blood, tearing and devouring the flesh of dogs and men, dressed in ox-hides, armed with plates of iron, short and stout, thickset, strong, invincible, indefatigable, their backs unprotected, their breasts covered with armour ; drinking with delight the pure blood of their flocks, with big, strong horses, which eat branches and even trees, and which they have to mount by the help of three steps on account of the...
Page 300 - ... there could be no knowledge of their customs or persons through the common intercourse of men. They wander about with their flocks and their wives, who are taught to fight like men. And so they...
Page 302 - ... the sins of men, and perhaps for the destruction of Christendom. This ferocious and barbarous nation knows nothing of the laws of humanity. They have, however, a chief whom they venerate, and whose orders they blindly obey, calling him the God of the Earth. These men are short and thick-set, but strong, hardy, of immovable firmness, and at the least sign from their chief, rushing with impetuous valour into the midst of perils of every kind. They have broad faces, eyes set obliquely, and they...
Page 264 - But they have also a certain other god of theirs called Natigay, and they say he is the God of the Earth, who watches over their children, cattle, and crops. They show him great worship and honour, and every man hath a figure of him in his house, made of felt and cloth ; and they also make in the same manner images of his wife and children.
Page 302 - ... utter the most frightful cries and yells, which correspond but too well with the feelings of their hearts. They have no other clothing than the hides of oxen, asses, and horses, and up to the present time, they have had no other armour than rough and ill-joined plates of iron. "But already and one cannot utter it without a groan they are beginning to equip themselves better, from the spoils of Christians; and soon the wrath of God will perhaps permit us to be shamefully massacred with...
Page 302 - ... the countries of the north, and multiplied there like grasshoppers. One knows not whence this savage race derives the name of Tartar, but it is not without a manifest judgment of God that they have been reserved for these latter times, as a chastisement for the sins of men, and, perhaps, for the destruction of Christendom. " This ferocious and barbarous nation knows nothing of the laws of humanity. They have, however, a chief whom they venerate, and whose orders they blindly obey, calling him...
Page 315 - Taking for granted an autonomous Mongolia under the protection of Russia, we can prophesy far-reaching and fundamental changes in the lives of the people and in the future of the Mongol race. Mongolia will become indeed, probably has already become a land of activity and progress instead of, as formerly, a land of stagnation and suppression.
Page vi - In the matter of utility to man and beast, no plant or group of plants has ever played so great a part in the history of the world, and we may well say with Solon Robinson that "Grass is King.

Bibliographic information