Quotes by: Edward Burnett Tylor

Sir Edward Burnett Tylor
Edward Burnett Tylor
Born 2 October 1832
Camberwell, London, England
Died 2 January 1917(1917-01-02) (aged 84)
Wellington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Citizenship British
Nationality English
Fields anthropology
Institutions Oxford university
Known for cultural evolutionism

Every one knows how the snow lies in the valleys of the Alps, forming a plain which slopes gradually downward towards the outlet Imagine such a valley ten miles across, with just such a sloping plain, not of snow but of earth.
Edward Burnett Tylor
The habit of building houses upon piles, which was first forced upon the people by the position they had chosen, was afterwards followed as a matter of taste, just as it is in Holland.
Edward Burnett Tylor
Coughs seem very common here, especially among the children, though people look strong and healthy, but in the absence of proper statistics one cannot undertake to say whether the district is a healthy one or not.
Edward Burnett Tylor
The interior of Mexico consists of a mass of volcanic rocks, thrust up to a great height above the sea-level.
Edward Burnett Tylor
We are at last on the high lands of Mexico, the districts which at least three different races have chosen to settle in, neglecting the fertile country below.
Edward Burnett Tylor
Whenever anything disagreeable is happening in the country, Vera Cruz is sure to get its full share.
Edward Burnett Tylor
We were very kindly received by the English merchants to whom my companion had letters, and we set ourselves to learn what was the real state of things in Mexico.
Edward Burnett Tylor
One step outside the gate, and we are among the sand-hills that stretch for miles and miles round Vera Cruz.
Edward Burnett Tylor
Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvellous.
Edward Burnett Tylor
If you are a married man resident in Cuba, you cannot get a passport to go to the next town without your wife's permission in writing.
Edward Burnett Tylor
I am afraid the Spanish American has not always a very strict regard for truth.
Edward Burnett Tylor
Aching all over, we reached level ground again, and Mr. Christy withdrew his claims, and agreed that no road anywhere else could possibly be so bad as a Mexican road; a decision which later experiences only served to confirm.
Edward Burnett Tylor
Even if severe wounds are given, the Indian has many chances in his favor, for his organization is somewhat different from that of white men, and he recovers easily from wounds that would kill any European outright.
Edward Burnett Tylor
The journey and excursions in Mexico which have originated the narrative and remarks contained in this volume were made in the months of March, April, May, and June of 1856, for the most part on horseback.
Edward Burnett Tylor
At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova.
Edward Burnett Tylor

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