Puraniya, Ronggopoor and Assam (Google eBook)

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W.H. Allen and Company, 1838 - India
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Page xxv - O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea...
Page xxvii - ... pairs of all brute animals, thou shalt enter the spacious ark, and continue in it secure from the flood, on one immense ocean, without light except the radiance of thy holy companions. When the ship shall be agitated by an impetuous wind, thou shalt fasten it with a large sea serpent on my horn ; for I will be near thee; drawing the vessel with thee and thy attendants.
Page xxvii - O thou tamer of enemies, the three worlds will be plunged in an ocean of death, but in the midst of the destroying waves, a large vessel, sent by me for thy use shall stand before thee. Then...
Page 713 - Garo country, that is 100 miles from east to west and 30 miles from north to south...
Page 449 - Tista, a little below Dimla (in Rangpur District) are the remains of a fortified city, said to have been built by Raja Dharmapala...
Page 512 - The two religions, however, are on the most friendly terms, and mutually apply to the deities or saints of the other, when they imagine that application to their own will prove ineffectual.
Page 639 - ... smallpox, being equally a complete bar to the royal dignity. In order probably to prevent the dangers of a disputed succession, it was the maxim of the family to mark every youth that was not intended for being the presumptive heir, so soon as he approached manhood, by a wound on some conspicuous part...
Page xxvii - Then shalt thou take all medicinal herbs, all the variety of seeds; and, accompanied by seven saints, encircled by pairs of all brute animals, thou...
Page xxi - For half a century we have gone on draining from two to three and sometimes four million pounds sterling a year from India, which has been remitted to Great Britain to meet the deficiencies of commercial speculations, to pay the interest of debts, to support the home establishment, and to invest on England's soil the accumulated wealth of those whose lives have been spent in Hindustan. I do not think it possible for human ingenuity to...