Travels to the City of the caliphs, along the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean: Including a voyage to the coast of Arabia, and a tour on the island of Socotra

앞표지
Mainly the notes and relations of Lieutenant Ormsby, of the Indian navy, prepared for the press by Wellsted.
 

다른 사람들의 의견 - 서평 쓰기

서평을 찾을 수 없습니다.

기타 출판본 - 모두 보기

자주 나오는 단어 및 구문

인기 인용구

40 페이지 - Destroy no palm-trees, nor burn any fields of corn. Cut down no fruittrees, nor do any mischief to cattle, only such as you kill to eat. When you make any covenant or article, stand to it, and be as good as your word.
105 페이지 - I joke with my musket ! Jose Maria was born to be a leader of wild adventurers ; he had all the vices and virtues of a chieftain of the middle ages ; he was a man of few words ; but his bite was always worse than his bark, and what he did say was of that terrible untaught eloquence of the hour of need, when time is brief, and sentences must be condensed into words. According to his own account, he managed his band by never permitting any familiarity with himself, by always being the foremost in danger,...
302 페이지 - ... Donne's songs and sonnets have reasserted their worth, after a long interval, because passion made Donne a subtle and at times even a profound thinker, and because his style, if harsh and careless, is never banal, and often splendidly felicitous. Byron has occasional splendid felicities too : She walks in beauty like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies.
5 페이지 - ... Raamah was probably in the same region, where spices grow and precious stones are gathered.) Haran and Canneh, Eden and Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad (which ends the list, were countries and cities along the Euphrates and Tigris), they were merchants in all sorts of things, blue cloths, broidered work, and chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar.
71 페이지 - ... inches in length. The surrounding plains are covered with a saline crust, which the natives collect and convey to Dustagan. Towards the centre of the island there is an insolated rock about 300 feet in height, which is steep on every side, and seems to have formerly served the purpose of a retreat to some bands of pirates or robbers. The summit can only be gained by climbing up through a narrow aperture resembling a chimney. Some of our officers who ascended by this way, found at the top the...
74 페이지 - ... dollars. Persian carpets, tobacco, and dried fruits, form its exports ; and piece goods, Indian cloths, and China-ware, constitute its principal imports. The annual importation of these articles at the same time was estimated at nearly three lakhs of rupees. The town is situated on a slope, which approaches close to the sea; the houses are few, and wretchedly constructed, and the people are mostly lodged in huts. They are a mixed population, composed of Persians, Arabs, Kurds, a few Armenians,...
73 페이지 - Abhas, assisted by the English, drove the Portuguese from the island of Hormuz, and transferred its commerce to this port. Here, instead of being carried in ships to Basrah and the northern ports of the Gulf, a very considerable portion of the imports from India and Africa were landed, and transported by means of caravans to the interior parts of Persia and the adjacent countries ; so that Gamrunbe.
117 페이지 - I have not admitted,' he adds, ' in the above estimate, much more than one-sixth of the amount some native merchants have stated it to be, as a good deal seemed to be matter of guess or opinion, and it is difficult to get at facts. My own estimate is in some measure checked by the estimated profits of the small boats ; but even the sum which I have estimated is an enormous annual value for an article found in other parts of the world as well as here, and which is never used in its best and most valuable...
319 페이지 - It is the same all through the East. Sir Thomas Munro, in his "Travels to the City of the Caliphs," relates as a reason why an Indian should be exempt from paying his tax, that he pleaded the loss of his wife, who " did as much work as two bullocks." Stuart Wood, in a recent number of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, says : "The agricultural processes of different countries are among the surest indications of the condition of the laboring population. In Germany it is a common sight to see a cart...
193 페이지 - Bedowin females," aldus vermeldt dezelfde schrijver, "are principally characterised by a greater freedom of demeanour than those of the town Arabs ; they neither veil their faces, nor conceal, bevond the ordinary blue shirt, their persons. It is true they eat apart, and do not publicly sit down in the presence of men, which would be considered indecorous; but with these tribes they enjoy much confidence, are often consulted in affairs...

도서 문헌정보