Travels in the Western Caucasus: Including a Tour Through Imeritia, Mingrelia, Turkey, Moldavia, Galicia, Silesia, and Moravia, in 1836, Volume 2

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H. Colburn, 1838 - Austria
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Page 34 - Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them 1" The girls were tall for their age, and well made, their figures being sufficiently round without apIMERITIA.
Page 47 - ... from the circumstance that the natives of Georgia and of these provinces have submitted to the rule of Russia, and continue her peaceable subjects ; whereas any other line of conduct would have been madness in a people whose country is, for the most part, unprovided with any natural means of defence. It must be confessed that the general appearance of the Mingrelians and Gourials denotes slothfulness and slovenliness, partly the consequences of the exuberant fertility of the soil, and of their...
Page 342 - ... have long since attracted the attention of the men of science in Germany, many of which contain the bones of animals, particularly those of elephants and bears, completely embedded in stalactites : when we contemplate these immense masses of spar, and remember they have been formed by single drops of water, the mind is lost when endeavouring to conjecture at what remote period these animals existed. Among the most interesting of these caverns is that called the Slouper Tropfsteinhdhle, near the...
Page 32 - ... commercial transaction they exhibit a degree of cunning, shrewdness, tact, and it must be added, selfishness, unapproached by any other people ; for if a farthing of profit is to be extracted from a bargain, an Armenian is certain to make it. In these propensities they completely exemplify the Turkish proverb, which says — " A Greek can cheat a Turk ; a Jew will cozen a Greek ; but an Armenian will trick not only a Jew, but Schaitan (the devil) himself; and where an Armenian is, a Jew must...
Page 105 - Tartars in the Caucasus, whom they very much resemble in form and feature. We stopped for the night with another division of the same tribe, to whom we were recommended, and who had taken up their quarters in a very pretty situation at the foot of a range of small hills, or rather eminences covered with wood. How much more cleanly, healthy, and comfortable, was it to encamp under the canopy of...
Page 342 - Ibs., are not unfrequently caught. Extraordinary Caverns in Moravia. The number of singular and curious caverns in the mountain districts of Moravia, have long since attracted the attention of the men of science in Germany; many of them contain the bones of animals, particularly those of elephants and bears, completely embedded in stalactites. When we contemplate these immense masses of spar, and remember they have been formed by single drojis of water, the mind is lost when endeavouring to conjecture...
Page 342 - ... retreat with their flocks and herds to a considerable distance from such a dangerous neighbourhood. The depth of this cavern is likewise so great, that when a stone is thrown into it, eight seconds elapse before it is heard to reach the water at the bottom, and if a...

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