Historical and Descriptive Account of British India, from the Most Remote Period to the Present Time: Including a Narrative of the Early Portuguese and English Voyages, the Revolutions in the Mogul Empire, and the ... Establishment of the British Power; with Illustrations of the Zoology, Botany, Climate, Geology, and Mineralogy. Also Medical Observations,-an Account of the Hindoo Astronomy-the Trigonometrical Surveys,-and the Navigation of the Indian Seas, Svazek 3
J. & J. Harper, 1832
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Strana 144 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Strana 154 - Or stretch'd amid these orchards of the sun, Give me to drain the cocoa's milky bowl, And from the palm to draw its freshening wine ; More bounteous far, than all the frantic juice Which Bacchus pours.
Strana 116 - These are thy glorious works, parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wond'rous fair ; thyself how wond'rous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lower works ; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Strana 108 - Onward they came, a dark continuous cloud Of congregated myriads numberless, The rushing of whose wings was as the sound Of a broad river, headlong in its course Plunged from a mountain summit ; or the roar Of a wild ocean in the autumn storm, Shattering its billows on a shore of rocks.
Strana 75 - pure gold: 9 none were of silver ; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon. 21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram : every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, '" ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Strana 226 - ... 212°, gained in an hour by exposure to air saturated with moisture, at temperature 62°, 18 grains.
Strana 27 - SLAVE of the dark and dirty mine ! What vanity has brought thee here? How can I love to see thee shine So bright, whom I have bought so dear?
Strana 180 - ... illuminates the sky, and shows the clouds near the horizon ; at others, it discovers the distant hills, and again leaves all in darkness, when in an instant it re-appears in vivid and successive flashes, and exhibits the nearest objects in all the brightness of day. During all this time the distant thunder never ceases to roll, and is only silenced by some nearer peal which bursts on the ear with such a sudden and tremendous crash as can scarcely fail to strike the most insensible heart with...
Strana 92 - Mussulman, came to me in great haste, and desired I would instantly retire, and praise the Almighty for my good fortune. Not understanding his meaning, I told him that I had already performed my devotions, and had not so many stated prayers as the followers of his prophet.