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Identifier: travelsingeorgia02port
Title: Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, ancient Babylonia, &c. &c. : during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820
Year: 1821 (1820s)
Authors: Porter, Robert Ker, Sir, 1777-1842
Subjects: Porter, Robert Ker, Sir, 1777-1842
Publisher: London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
Contributing Library: Tisch Library
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azing at a procession of ARZEROOM. 671 these stately personages moving solemnly along in their motleyattire, could not possibly distinguish the degree of one from theother. I remember, on entering the town of Kars, meeting amost gorgeously apparelled gentleman, who, from his gravity andmajestically-slippered walk, I might have mistaken for the PashasVizier, had not a string of little tallow-candles in one hand, anda plate of sour cream in the other, proclaimed his title to somehumbler calling. » The Tatars or Janissaries are all clothed in a dark yellowishcrimson colour. Their ordinary head-dresses are high turbansmade of black lamb-skin, terminated at top with a huge cushionof yellow cloth. This turban is presented to them by their chiefon being appointed to the corps ; and may, in fact, be regardedas their commission ; for, on the possessor committing any mis-demeanour held derogatory to the body he belongs to, the capis taken from him, and from that time he is no more a Janissary.

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672 ARZEROOM. Arzeroora is a pashalick ; but the present pasha was absent ona visit to Constantinople at the time of my arrival, and hence Ifound the reins of government in the hands of the serraskier.The city lies in latitude 39° 56 N. and is numbered amongst themost ancient capitals of Armenia; of old, it was called Arze. November 9th. — Our complement of horses was broughtvery early this morning, but from various circumstances it wasnine oclock before we got free of our most filthy menzil; anexaggeration of the too common negligence of the East, particu-larly unpardonable here, from the unusual command of waterthe town possesses ; it being abundantly supplied, not only fromthe countless springs which flow from the mountains, but fromnumerous fountains in various parts of the city and suburbs.Before we arrived at the western gate, whence we were to takeour departure, the path to it carried us almost entirely round thetown, but only between the two walls; and on issuing forth, wef

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