Excerpt from Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia: With Notes on Russia, Koords, Toorkomans, Nestorians, Khiva, and Persia Porter, Mr. Morier, and Mr. Fraser, have nearly ex hansted the subject Of Persia. The histories, the travels, and the vels Of these distinguished writers have made the world acquainted with the literature, the geography, the commerce, and the antiquities Of that country. The present volume is simply an attempt to describe the manners and the tone Of feeling and society at the present day. There seemed at one moment a prospect that Persia would llold, as friend or foe, a prominent position before the English public. This anticipation led first to the production Of these pages. Even w the altered aspect of political affairs may t perchance have deprived them Of all interest. The Notes attached to this volume are written by my husband. There are in Persia many subjects t ac cessible to female inquiry yet the absence of all allusion to them, even in a triﬂing production like this, would ren der these pages more incomplete than, it may be feared, they actually are. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.