Memoirs of the life of Artemi, of Wagarschapat, from the Arm. [or rather from the Russ.] written by himself

Framsida

Från bokens innehåll

Så tycker andra - Skriv en recension

Vi kunde inte hitta några recensioner.

Utvalda sidor

Vanliga ord och fraser

Populära avsnitt

Sida 97 - Sierra occupied by the 3d division of infantry. — One division of French infantry arrived at the top of the ridge...
Sida 172 - Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee. I am not worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
Sida 114 - Artcmi. place one against the other, and in this manner make the sign of the cross. When they drink red wine, they lift it up with both hands, asserting that this wine is the blood of Christ ; and if a drop of this blood happens to fall upon the ground, they lick the spot with their tongues. They are remarkably hospitable. Any Jasite would rather sacrifice himself and his family than betray his guest, or suffer any harm to befall him while he remains in his house. They are strictly forbidden to inveigh...
Sida 113 - After dark we arrived at the village of Gara-Bulach, or black spring, where we overtook our caravan, and passed the night with it. This village is situated at the extremity of the eminences over which we had to travel, and belongs to the district of Baiasit, in the province of Kurdustan. Their inhabitants, the Jasites, are a wandering tribe. In summer they rove about on the mountains, and in winter return to their village, which is their principal station, probably on account of the extraordinary...
Sida 114 - ... have another language known only to their own tribe. They have no written characters, but have a particular class, consisting of scholars, who transmit their learning as a secret from father to son, each father revealing it to that son whom he deems the most worthy. They have many other singular I customs that deserve to be mentioned. In taking an oath and in many other cases, they cross themselves like the Christians, but with this difference, that they fold their hands, raising only the middle...
Sida 114 - ... this particular; for, they say, the devil was once the next in rank to God ; he was punished by him for his sin, expelled from heaven, and deprived of his angelic form ; and, for aught we know, God may yet forgive him and restore him to his former dignity. Were you to draw a circle round a Jasite, whether sitting or standing, he would probably continue in the same posture without stirring till he died, unless you erased the circle, which, when any one has thus fixed him, he earnestly begs you...
Sida 67 - This falach lasted, as usual, a considerable time, and ended with the archbishop's crying out to the almost insensible archimandrite : " Well, why are you now so silent ? why don't you speak ?" Returning home the same day in a melancholy mood, in consequence of this event, I was met by a stranger on horseback. Observing...
Sida 72 - ... the inhabitants to the convent, and to superintend the works carried on for it, and for the performance of which, as I have had frequent occasion to observe, poor people were always selected. This ecclesiastical inspector was a hard-hearted man, so that his own nephew, the son of his deceased brother, had to endure not a little from his tyranny, which was carried to such a length, that even the head of this unfortunate orphan was not safe from the fangs of his uncle. He was a native of Tiflis^...
Sida 75 - ... people of the town into a very awkward predicament: for no sooner was the Chan of Erivan apprized that the Persian had been murdered by people belonging to our place, than he issued orders that, by way of atoning for the crime, a fortress should be built by us on a particular spot on Mount Arakat, as a check to the incursions of banditti. According to these orders the works were to be commenced the following spring, and to be carried on by thirty-five men of all ages, to be taken in turn from...
Sida 50 - ... give me good advice. My children are young, they can yet earn nothing. If I were to go every day to work for you I should get but two paras a day, and in the present dearth that sum would not buy bread enough to satisfy our hunger. I am a lone woman, and there is none to bring them bread, or to look after them and the house in my absence. Have compassion on me and my children, grant me some indulgence till they have attained a proper age, and then our joint efforts shall compensate for what I...

Bibliografisk information