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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 377

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6o C YPRUS IN 1879. [CHAP.XIV. we were expected to effect a magic change in the position of Cyprus ; instead of which we have hitherto presented a miserable result of half-measures, where irresolution has reduced the brilliant picture of our widely-trumpeted political surprise to a dull " arrangement in whitey-brown ".. . which is the pervading tint of the Cyprian surface in the absence of artificial irrigation.

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