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" It is counted uncivil to visit in this country without an offering in hand. All great men expect it as a kind of tribute due to their character and authority ; and look upon themselves as affronted, and indeed defrauded, when this compliment is omitted. "
The Bakhtyar nameh, or, Story of prince Bakhtyar and the ten viziers [tr. by ... - Page 226
by prince Bakhtiyâr - 1883
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Illustrations of the Holy Scriptures: Derived Principally from the Manners ...

George Bush - Bible - 1865 - 704 pages
...presen!, as the manner is among the Turks, to procure a propitious reception. It is counted uncivil xpression which the sacred writer uses concerning Sennacherib : " I will kind of tribute due to their character and authority; and look upon themselves as affronted, and indeed...
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Meetings and Greetings: The Salutations, Obeisances and Courtesies of ...

William Tegg - Courtesy - 1877 - 296 pages
...universally prevalent custom. " It is accounted uncivil," says Sir John Mandeville, " to visit in Syria without an offering in hand. All great men expect it, as a kind of tribute to their character and authority ; and look upon themselves as affronted, and even...
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The Juvenile instructor and companion, Volumes 33-35

Young people - 1882 - 608 pages
...Tripoli, sent his present to procure a propitious reception, of which he says : " It ie cjunted uncivil to visit in this country without an offering in hand. All great men expect it as a kind of tribute due to their character and authority, and look upon themselves as affronted, and even...
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Psalms, Volume 2

George Rawlinson - Bible - 1896 - 472 pages
...audience with a king shall offer him a present. An Eastern traveller writes, " It is counted uncivil to visit in this country without an offering in hand. All great men expect it as a kind of tribute due to their character and authority, and look upon themselves as affronted, and indeed...
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The Pulpit Commentary ..., Volume 2

Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones - 1897 - 460 pages
...audience with a king shall offer him a present. An Eastern traveller writes, " It is counted uncivil to visit in this country without an offering in hand. All great men expect it as a kind of tribute due to their character and authority, and look upon themselves as affronted, and indeed...
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