An Historical and Descriptive Account of Persia: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time [...] Including a Description of Afghanistan and Beloochistan

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Harper & brothers, 1834 - Afghanistan - 407 pages

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Page 224 - In the same manner personal assaults are generally compromised; but if not, the lex talionis, or rule of " an eye for an eye," or " a tooth for a tooth,
Page 309 - To sum up their character in a few words," concludes the same judicious author, " their vices are, revenge, envy, avarice, rapacity, and obstinacy; on the other hand, they are fond of liberty, faithful to their friends, kind to their dependants, hospitable, brave, hardy, frugal, laborious, and prudent; and they are less disposed than the nations in their neighbourhood to falsehood, intrigue, and deceit.
Page 167 - I numbered the efforts it made to accomplish this object. The grain fell sixty-nine times to the ground; but the insect persevered, and the seventieth time it reached the top. This sight gave me courage at the moment, and I never forgot the lesson.
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Page 17 - My father's empire," said Cyrus to Xenophon, " is so large that people perish with cold at one extremity whilst they are suffocated with heat at the other.

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