The Land of Ararat

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Eden, Remington & Company, 1893 - Armenia - 348 pages

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Page 2 - Below and around, included in this single view, seemed to lie the whole cradle of the human race, from Mesopotamia in the south to the great wall of the Caucasus that covered the northern horizon, the boundary for so many ages of the civilized world.
Page 3 - Mesopotamia in the south to the great wall of the Caucasus that covered the northern horizon, the boundary for so many ages of the civilised world. If it was indeed here that man first set foot again on the unpeopled earth, one could imagine how the great dispersion went, as the races spread themselves from the sacred heights along the courses of the great rivers down to the Black and Caspian Seas, and over the Assyrian plain to the shores of the Southern Ocean, whenever they were wafted away to...
Page 329 - ... pretend to dread. In my opinion, the Armenians would be a perfectly contented, hardworking, and profitable part of the subjects of the Sultan, provided that they were protected against the Kurds; given a fair share in the local administration of those districts where they form a large proportion of the inhabitants; and, what would follow as a natural consequence, treated, civilly and personally, on an equal footing with their Mahommedan neighbours.
Page 329 - ... state of abject terror, that they apparently seek to find causes of complaint in every act of the authorities, good or bad. Absurd and totally unfounded stories of ill-treatment are put about, and they actually seem now to be doing everything which they can, in an underhand way, to provoke the Turks. The idea of any wish or plan of rebellion among the Armenians in these parts is, to the best of my belief, utterly groundless, and even if such a wish or design does exist among a few restless and...
Page 348 - The plot of this ingenious fiction is at least as elaborate as any to be found in the earlier works of Sue, De Balzac, or Dumas the Elder.
Page 179 - That was a great deal milder than anything he had said previously about water competition. But it is hard for a man to break away from any theory to •which he has committed himself, and that is one of the difficulties with which we have had to contend in the intermountain cases. The railroad attorneys have assumed that if they could only show that there was some water competition that justified them in maintaining the differentials and discrimination of which we complain, regardless of whether...
Page 104 - ... the same appearance, but to a less extent. There are as many doors as chambers, all of the same size and workmanship, almost all of the same; form, and evidently designed for the same purpose. Each chamber forms a square w ith obtuse angles, eighteen feet long by six wide, and as many in height.
Page 104 - ... ruins crowns one of the heights. The deep rocky valley of Ipsaca, on the south coast, westward of Cape Passaro, is perhaps the most anciently occupied site in Sicily, or in Europe, which still retains inhabitants. This valley has on one...

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