A Year Among the Circassians, 第 1 卷

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H. Colburn, 1840
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第 197 頁 - To found an argument for the value of Christianity on external evidence, and not on the condition of man and the pure idea of God, is to hold up a candle before our eyes that we may better see the stars. The religion of all Pagans indiscriminately has often been written of by zealous Christians in the worst spirit of Paine and Voltaire.
第 159 頁 - Of all nations under heaven, the greatest and most powerful, is England ; she takes precedence of all, and is never guilty of falsehood. How do you presume to say she is false ? We know that when France invaded Egypt, and attacked the Mamelukes, she was expelled from it by England, who thus earned the gratitude of Circassians. You speak too loftily when you talk of destroying this country; such language becomes the Almighty alone. You seem to think you can do all you please, but though we be but...
第 196 頁 - Kodosh, as they call them, are still objects of a veneration far more real and sincere than the mosques, and the festivals still solemnized in them draw much greater multitudes than the Namaz. Islamism, countenanced and practised by the chiefs and the effendis, is respected ; but paganism, from its associations with their customs, habits, and feelings, is much more popular. At least, this is the case as regards these two provinces and the sea-coast, where, not forty years ago, the whole population...
第 44 頁 - ... centre, containing the sauce, or condiment, defended by a circular mound, itself invested on the outside by substantial pieces of mutton or beef. The Hadji and myself commenced the attack on these fortifications, having been provided for the purpose with small knives by the Circassians, who, by-the-bye, always wear these, in addition to their daggers, in their girdles. The latter are never used at meals, the former being for the double purpose of carving their victuals and shaving their polls....
第 44 頁 - I could convey it to my mouth in a tolerable stale of purity. The ensuing courses were, for the most part, composed of pastry, caimac, or cream, cheesecakes, forced meat in vineleaves, and finally a large bowl of yoghort, or curdled milk, which last, like the pilaff in Turkey, invariably crowns the repast. I was at first surprised to see no vegetables on the table, but I afterwards learned that although abounding in the country in every variety, the Circassians seldom or never eat them. A native...
第 61 頁 - I had occasion for it myself in my travels. In answer to this, he suggested, that as he intended to accompany me in all my peregrinations, he would carry it for me. I consented to this arrangement, and he accordingly attended me on my route for three days, at the end of which time, he begged I would give him a pistol, which being flatly refused to him, he immediately disappeared with the telescope. It is needless to add, that though I now saw clearly through the one, I was never destined to see through...
第 101 頁 - ... submit. For the attainment of this object, it may be thought, a regular representative system would be best calculated; they prefer, however, the confusion and uncertainty which must prevail under their present mode of proceeding, to the betrayal of their interests which might result from the former. So jealous, indeed, is this sovereign people of their power, that no individual will trust his share of it out of his own hands, or even formally delegate it to any particular or any given number...
第 115 頁 - ... condescending to officiate in this capacity, the latter was far too great an original himself to confine his genius to simple translation, but, as was evident from the complacent leer with which he delivered them, would interlard it as he went on with sundry inventions and embellishments of his own. He was one of those voluble, impudent, and facetious orators who are such favourites in popular assemblies; and as he stood before us, leaning on his staff, forcibly reminded me of the chaplain of...
第 72 頁 - ... we wound our way to the stream at its bottom, the Circassians, no doubt inspired by the loci genius, would burst involuntarily into a wild and plaintive lament over some fallen chieftain ; one of the party singing in a subdued tone a hurried sort of chant or recitative, not unlike our litanies, the dirge answered at the close by the full and mellow chorus of his countrymen, while
第 80 頁 - Before us, at the feet of these mountains, which sank into them in long sweeping ridges and ravines, were the plains of the Kuban. These were bounded in their turn by that river, describing, as it received their tributary streams, a grand semicircle from north to west. Stretching beyond this, and finally lost in the haze of distance, were the interminable steppes of Russia. Nor if we turned in the direction we had come was the prospect less attractive : there, almost parallel with those on which...

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