Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia,: With Some Account of Their Antiquities and Geology [in 1836], Volume 2

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John Murray, 1842 - Armenia (Republic) - 544 pages
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Page 210 - And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them, 6 They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about: 7 And there they preached the gospel.
Page 378 - ... unable to withstand the charm, and he becomes a peculator and a thief. He appropriates to himself whatever he can. lay hands on, and oppresses those below him ; while, for the sake of securing his illgotten plunder, he propitiates his superiors by bribery and adulation. This has undoubtedly led to the demoralizing practice of the Turkish government, of selling all places to the highest bidder, allowing him, in return, to make the most he can out of the unprotected subjects by extortion and taxation.
Page 378 - In their government and administrative duties they are tyrannical and overhearing; in their religious doctrines dogmatical and intolerant, and in their fiscal measures mercenary and arbitrary. They are as ignorant of their own history as of that of other nations ; and this is the case even with the better educated, who are in most respects far inferior in character, probity, and honour to the peasants and lower classes. Their virtues are those of the savage, who is generous because nature easily...
Page 24 - ... entire. There is also one of those gigantic buildings, called; gymnasia, or temples, but, as he thinks, more probably, palaces, like one in Adrian's villa, near Tivoli. Mr. Hamilton suggests that these are the ruins of the temple of Diana, immediately in front of the port, raised on a base 30 or 40 feet high, and approached by a grand flight of steps, the ruins of which are still visible. Mr. H. thinks he discovered traces of three distinct lines of walls. Hierapolis* This was a city of Phrygia,...
Page 278 - The summit is a red bracciated scoriaceous conglomerate, containing fragments of trap, trachyte, and porphyry. To the north and north-east extensive glaciers stretched down in one unbroken slope into a sea of clouds, proving all ascent on that side to...
Page 386 - ... eastern side extensive salt-marshes stretch from north-west to south-east, and its southern and southwestern shores are surrounded by impenetrable marshes partly covered with saline incrustations. The water has a specific gravity of 1'24, and it contains 32 per cent, of saline matter mixed with a considerable quantity of sulphate of magnesia and chloride of magnesium, with a little sulphate of lime and a trace of bromine. The water of the Dead Sea is stated by Dr. Marcet to have the specific...
Page 275 - -A traveller once came from Frangistan, in search of a rare plant which grew only on the summit of Argaeus, having ten leaves round its stalk and a flower in the centre. Here it was said to be guarded by a watchful serpent, which only slept one hour out of the four-and-twenty. The traveller in vain tried to persuade some of the natives to accompany him, and point out the way ; none of them would venture, and at length he made the ascent alone. Failing, however, in his attempt to surprise the dragon,...
Page 251 - On arriving at this edge, I witnessed a most curious and extraordinary sight : in the several valleys spread out beneath our feet, towards the east and north-east, many thousand conical hills, or rather pointed pinnacles, varying in height from 50 to 200 feet, rose up in all directions, so closely arranged that their bases touched each other, leaving only a narrow path between them, and presenting a most strange and inexplicable phenomenon. In many places they were so slender and close together,...
Page 49 - Gothic, with ornamental headings and borders of flowers round the windows and along the walls, and arabesque traceries carved in white marble, representing arms and armour, such as drums and standards, cuirasses, gauntlets, greaves, quivers, bows, and.
Page 363 - Immediately above these springs, on a rising ground to the east, are the ruins of a town or village, all the buildings of which have been constructed with small stones, with the exception of one edifice, the foundation of which consists of large blocks. I could not learn that these ruins bore any name.

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