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Eight Years in Syria, Palestine and Asia Minor from 1842 to 1850
Frederick Arthur Neale
Полный просмотр - 1851
Achmet Adana adventure AGNES STRICKLAND agreeable ague Aleppine Aleppo Alexandretta amongst anecdotes Antioch Arabs arrival Asia Minor ASSYRIA Ayans Baldo Barker bastinadoed bazaars Beilan bound Byass Caliph camels caravans centre Cheaper Edition Christians coffee COLBURN'S NEW PUBLICATIONS Consul cultivated Cyprus door Edward Barker Effendi England English European French French Consul fruit gardens Gessir Greek horses hundred Ibrahim Pasha inhabitants interesting jester khans Kutchuk Ali Oglu ladies land Larnaca Latachia live lofty marshes MEMOIRS merchants Mersine mosque mountains NARRATIVE native never Nicosia night occasion Orontes Pasha passed peasants Peerages piastres plains port Portraits possess post 8vo Pulszky residence rich ride road round ruins Scanderoon season side silk spot stone streets Sublime Porte Suedia Sultan's supplied Syria Tarsous thousand tion town traveller Turkish Turks vessels village visited vols volumes walls whilst whole wife wild winter women wretched
Стр. 329 - Capt. Hall's narrative of the services of the Nemesis is full of interest, and will, we are sure, be valuable hereafter, as affording most curious materials for the history of steam navigation.
Стр. 325 - Macclesfield. 2 vols. 8ro, 12s. bound. " We have here a collection of biographical notices of all the Speakers who have presided during the hundred and forty-four years above defined, and of several Members of Parliament the most distinguished in that period. Much useful and curious information is scattered throughout the volumes.
Стр. 312 - ... details, and accuracy of information, this genealogical and heraldic dictionary is without a rival. It is now the standard and acknowledged book of reference upon all questions touching pedigree, and direct or collateral affinity with the titled aristocracy. The lineage of each distinguished house is deduced through all the various ramifications. Every collateral branch, however remotely connected, is introduced; and the alliances are so carefully inserted, as to show, in all instances, the connexion...
Стр. 311 - By far the most important work on the important age of Charles I. that modern times have produced.
Стр. 316 - Strickland that her researcli has enabled her to throw new light on many doubtful passages, to bring forth fresh facts, and to render every portion of our annals which she has described an interesting and valuable study. She has given a most valuable...
Стр. 315 - The best book of its kind in the English language. The new matter is extremely curious, and occasionally far more characteristic and entertaining than the old. The writer is seen in a clearer light, and the reader is taken into his inmost soul. * Pepys...
Стр. 317 - ... at once an agreeable companion of the boudoir, and a valuable addition to the historical library. Mrs. Green has entered upon an untrodden path, and gives to her biographies an air of freshness and novelty very alluring. The first two volumes (including the Lives of twenty-five Princesses) carry us from the daughters of the Conqueror to the family of Edward I. — a highly interesting period, replete with curious illustrations of the genius and manners of the Middle Ages. Such works, from the...
Стр. 334 - ... a repertory of facts and criticisms— narratives of past experience, and fictions that are as good as if they were true — tables and returns — new inventions and new books bearing upon the army and navy — correspondence crowded with intelligence — and sundry unclaimed matters that lie in close neighbourhood with the professions, and contribute more or less to the stock of general useful information.
Стр. 315 - If, quitting the broad path of history, we look for minute information concerning ancient manners and customs, the progress of arts and sciences, and the various branches of antiquity, we have never seen a mine so rich as these volumes. The variety of Pepys' tastes and pursuits led him into almost every department of life.