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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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Land, 3S4, 407, 408, 416, 469 Land ; at Kamagousta, suggestions for improving its value, 161 ; available for agriculture, 123 ; value of, 403 Landowners, 401-419 Lang, Mr. Hamilton, his description of the conservative principles of the Cyprian oxen, 28 ; statue of Sargon sent to Berlin Museum by, 54 ; his works on Cyprus, 146; on cotton cultivation, 396 Languages used in Cyprus, 410 Lapithus, 204 Larnaca sighted, 2 ; general appearance, 2 ; improvements during English occupation, 3 ; character of houses in, 3 ; Craddock's Hotel, 4 ; the remains of old town, 5 ; fertility of the soil around, 6 ; soil of valley, 6 ; water supply of, 7 ; swamps around, cause of unhealthiness, 8 ; convent near, 9 ; bazaar at, 9 ; bad as a port, i l ; its miserable financial position, 11 ; " Custom House " officer at, 12 ; European traders at, 14 ; new road from to Nicosia, 17 ; salt-lakes of, 22 ; view of salt-lakes from Ky threa, 81 ; wine stores at, 280 ; statistics of districts, 388 ; revenues of the district of, 385 Law courts, 485 Lazarus, tomb of, supposed to be in church of St . George, Larnaca, 5 Lefka, 222 Lefkosia, Government House at, 57, 58; picturesque appearance of, 60 ; fortified by Constantine the Great, 60 ; demolished and reconstructed by the Venetians, 60 ; siege of, in 1570,62 ; faulty strategical position of fortress of, 62 ; water supply of, 62 ; bad drainage of, 62 ; occupied by Richard I. , 62 ; interior of, improved by Colonel Biddulph, 63 ; its architecture, 63 ; Cathedral of St . Sophia turned into a mosque, 63 ; St. Nicholas Church now a granary, 63 ; bazaars of, 63 ; native manufactures of, 63 ; the ramparts, 64 ; Commissioner's house at, 64 ; gypsum pavement of, 64 ; valueless as a military position and as capital of Cyprus, 65 ; census of January, 1879, 65 ; depressing effect of the landscape, 66 ; view of the town from Kythrea, 81 ; Si r Garnet and Lady Wolseley at, 170 ; monastery at, 415 ; meteorological tables at, 435, 462, 463 ; census taken, July, 1879, 464 Levelling and draining, 161 Liberal M.P.'s at Larnaca, 13 Licences ; shop, wine, 387 ; t

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