Armenia: a year at Erzeroom, and on the frontiers of Russia, Turkey and Persia by Robert Curzon

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John Murray, 1854 - Armenia - 253 pages
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Page 213 - For it is reported, that you cause the blind to see, the lame to walk, do both cleanse lepers, and cast out unclean spirits and devils, and restore them to health who have been long diseased, and raisest up the dead; 4.
Page 257 - Treatise on the Principle and Construction of Military Bridges, and the Passage of Rivers in Military Operations.
Page 129 - Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie! When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing; Wasn't that a dainty dish To set before the king?
Page i - Armenia : a Year at Erzeroom, and on the Frontiers of Russia. Turkey, and Persia.
Page 13 - ... were able to bear arms. How many thousands of horses and mules perished in these two years is not known. The Turkish Government was totally ignorant of this deplorable state of affairs at Adrianople till some time afterwards, when the intelligence came too late. If the Turks had known what was going on, 'not one single Russian would again have seen his native land ; even as it was, out of 120,000 men, not 6000 ever recrossed the Russian frontier alive.
Page 36 - ... were often obliged to commence the series of Turkish civilities in dumb show ; their faces being fixtures for the time, they were not able to speak till their beards thawed. A curious phenomenon might also be observed upon the door of one of the subterranean stables being opened, when, although the day was clear and fine without, the warm air within immediately congealed into a little fall of snow ; this might be seen in great perfection every morning on the first opening of the outer door, when...
Page 214 - As to that part of your letter which relates to my giving you a visit, I must inform you that I must fulfil all the ends of my mission in this country, and after that be received up again to him who sent me. 4 But after my ascension, I will send one of my disciples, who will cure your disease, and give life to you, and all that are with you.
Page 258 - Mangles' interesting Travels was almost from the first a sealed book— those who were admitted to its pages, prized it highly." —Literary Gazette* No. 8. DRINKWATER'S SIEGE OF GIBRALTAR. " A book so replete with interest and information as to be truly a legend of the United Services of its day."— United Service Magazine, " Mr. Murray has conferred a public benefit by selecting this narrative for an early Number in his acceptable series.
Page 82 - I only wanted to know from your own lips who you were, but I am not particular as to the names of all your respected ancestors." However, Sheikh Thamir was not to be stopped in that way when he had once begun, so he shouted out a long string of names, and when he got to the end he said he was Sheikh of the Sheikhs of the great tribe of Chaab, and commander of the district of Ghoban, which his ancestors had held before him for one or two hundred years — or more, or less, as I pleased. In answer...

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