Impressions of Turkey During Twelve Years' Wanderings

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1897 - Armenian question - 296 pages
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Page 223 - ... them. Some had more of it, some less ; but all had it to a certain degree ; and it is diametrically opposite to the type produced by growth under the ordinary conditions of Turkish life."— Ramsay, " Impressions of Turkey,
Page 51 - ... respect a strong contrast between the average Turkish and Greek villages impressed me. In Turkish villages the women, so far as I can judge from sight and report, are feebler and poorer in both physique and mind (owing to their hard lot in childhood); whereas the Greek women struck me as being better and morally higher than the men, physically good and intellectually well developed.
Page 223 - Protestant — and have everywhere been struck with the marvellous way in which a certain uniform type, direct, simple, honest, and lofty in tone has been impressed upon them ; some had more of it, some less ; but all had it to a certain degree ; and it is diametrically opposite to the type produced by growth under the ordinary conditions of Turkish life.
Page 222 - I firmly believe that Robert College has done more to render possible a safe solution of the 'Eastern Question...
Page 165 - Turkish reform is to be considered. At present it is too evident that the expectations which have been held on the subject by writers, who, from long residence in the country, ought to be better acquainted with the Turkish character, must be disappointed ; and every one mus.t feel that the Turks themselves are as yet incapable of that high moral energy and perseverance in the path of duty, which are essential to the accomplishment of any moral or political regeneration.
Page 113 - Miighde, where we halt a day to recruit ourselves and horses after our long fast. The whole mountain country between Arga and the Tokhma Su is inhabited solely by Kurds, an inhospitable, murderous set of filthy villains, who still preserve all the ferocious characteristics of their ancestors, the ancient KapSou^oi, of whom Xenophon has little good to report in the Anabasis.
Page 254 - ... pieces, and will stand at his post till he falls ; but he is devoid of resource and ingenuity, and is hardly ever able to command or to organise the strength of a numbt of other men, which the Greek can do.
Page 143 - Christians of Eastern Turkey, encouraging them to crave for justice, and fostering in their hearts the inclination to demand the elementary right of personal safety for the person and the family. It was a crime of deepest dye to plant this hope in the minds of the Armenian Christians and then to withdraw from the position in which alone we could help them.
Page 284 - Bozanti-Khan, a small kind of fish is caught; I had a most violent attack of sickness in 1891 after eating some of them, and so had all who partook.
Page 107 - Catch who can, which is emBodied in Wordsworth's well-known version of — ' The good old rule, the simple plan, That they should take who have the power, And they should keep who can.

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