. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. being worn, theresult being rather ludicrousto our eyes. Much cannot be ex-pected of women whoseoxAj career is in the harem,and in whom sensuality iscultivated. They are ig-norant, and pass their timein frivolity and smoking,gossip and quarrelling. Thev/omen of the lower classesare hard-working and caremuch for their children. Marriage is an elaboratebusiness; and men of weal

. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. being worn, theresult being rather ludicrousto our eyes. Much cannot be ex-pected of women whoseoxAj career is in the harem,and in whom sensuality iscultivated. They are ig-norant, and pass their timein frivolity and smoking,gossip and quarrelling. Thev/omen of the lower classesare hard-working and caremuch for their children. Marriage is an elaboratebusiness; and men of weal Stock Photo
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. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. being worn, theresult being rather ludicrousto our eyes. Much cannot be ex-pected of women whoseoxAj career is in the harem, and in whom sensuality iscultivated. They are ig-norant, and pass their timein frivolity and smoking, gossip and quarrelling. Thev/omen of the lower classesare hard-working and caremuch for their children. Marriage is an elaboratebusiness; and men of wealthhave as manywives and con-cubines as they can procure. Girls are not unfrequently betrothed whileinfants, though they can in some circumstances refuse to complete thecontract. Great feasts are given at every wedding, sometimes lastingforty days. The completion of the ceremony is marked by the husbandseeing his wifes face for the first time, and giving her a piece of sugarcandy from which he has himself bitten half. Divorce is practicallyrather frequent, even for bad temper and extravagance ; but the wifesdowry has to be returned. In case of unfaithfulness, a wife is generallyput to death, without resort to law.. Marriage. TAJIK WOJIAN. ? 444 THE INHABITANTS OF ASIA. Astrology flourishes in Persia, every village having its diviner, whopredicts fortunate hours or days, tells fortunes, and recovers stolen pro-perty. Sticks are given to the suspected, and they are toldthe guilty mans will grow. In fear, the guilty man will oftenbreak a piece off his, and so detect himself. Frequently the suspectsare sworn to innocence in the name of a local saint, and are told thathis vengeance will fall on the guilty man if the property is not re-turned ; it frequently is restored before the morning. Most of the business is transacted in the bazaar ; which in Teheranis a series of vaulted arcades extending in half-a-dozen different direc-tions. The shops are open, in which the merchant, seated i

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