Researches of the rev. E. Smith and rev. H.G.O. Dwight in Armenia, Volume 1

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Crocker and Brewster, 47 Washington Street, 1833

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Page 146 - And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices ; and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God : and before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal.
Page 108 - ... The roofs are terraced with earth, which is overrun with grass ; and this gives the city, when viewed from an eminence above, much the appearance of a meadow. The city contains a large citadel, solidly built of stone, and containing the bazaars, the mosques, and many private dwelling-houses. Erzeroom was once the thoroughfare of most of the overland commerce between Europe and the East, which was not destroyed by the discovery of the passage round the Cape of Good Hope. Recently it has declined...
Page 287 - American Ornithology, or the Natural History of Birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson; with Figures drawn, engraved, and coloured from nature.
Page 287 - Celeste,' accompanied throughout with a copious running commentary, is one which savors, at first sight, of the gigantesque, and is certainly one which, from what we have hitherto had reason to conceive of the popularity and diffusion of mathematical knowledge on the opposite shores of the Atlantic, we should never have expected to have found originated — or, at least, carried into execution, in that quarter. The first volume only has as...
Page 151 - O GOD, who hast made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the earth, and didst send Thy blessed Son to preach peace to them that are afar off, and to them that are nigh...
Page 207 - Elburg, in order not to compromise their liberty. Two passes also through the mountain are marked as Russian soil ; but not even the weekly mail is sent through that of Dariel without an escort, amounting sometimes to a hundred soldiers, two field-pieces and several cossacks. If an occasional traveller wishes to try the pass of Derbund, which is in Daghistan, he is not considered safe without a similar guard.
Page 167 - Lesgy, with the two-edged leant a. (short sword), the most deadly of all instruments of death, dangling at his side, seems prowling for his victim as an avenger of blood. The city-bred Armenian merchant waits upon his customers, snugly dressed in an embroidered frock-coat, gay calico frock, red silk shirt, and ample green trowsers also of silk.
Page 147 - Armenian ritual appoints nine distinct seasons for daily worship, and contains the services for them, viz. " midnight, the hour of Christ's resurrection ; the dawn of day, when he appeared to the two Marys at the sepulchre ; sunrise, when he appeared to his disciples ; three o'clock (reckoning from sunrise), when...
Page 285 - American history can dispense with it; no statesman can creditably remain ignorant of its contents. It is a great and important work, long called for and wanted, and at last ably prepared for the public."— N.
Page 173 - ... ambition. They are fond of attending to the purchase and sale of their goods in person, however distant the places of purchase and sale may be from each other, and thus they become great travellers ; almost every important fair and mart, from Leipsic and London to Bombay and Calcutta, is visited by them. An Armenian merchant differs materially from a Greek. As in his national character there is more sense and less wit, so in his trade there is more respectability and less fraud. Not that he is...

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