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" ... equal, if not to surpass, any other body of men. A loaf of bread, with an onion, is what many of them have always lived upon ; rice is a luxury, and meat a dainty to them. With this abstemious diet they are strangers to many of our diseases, and the... "
Memoir of a Campaign with the Ottoman Army in Egypt, from February to July ... - Page 15
by John Philip Morier - 1801 - 100 pages
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

1801 - 574 pages
...living is as simple as their conduct is irregular: ' A loaf of bread, with an onion, is what marry of them have always lived upon ; rice is a luxury,...of a camp life are habitual to them : because, from • * Л small silver coin.' their infancy, they bare slept upoa the grauhd and m the open air. Discipline...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 11

Electronic journals - 1855 - 670 pages
...habits, they will be found to equal, if not to surpass, any other body of men. A loaf of bread, with an onion, is what many of them have always lived upon...the hardships of a camp life are habitual to them j because, from their infancy, they have slept upon the ground and in the open air. Discipline would...
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