Travels in India,: during the years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783 (Google eBook)

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Printed for the author, and sold by J. Edwards, 1783 - India - 156 pages
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Page 133 - Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play, Tear up the fands, and fweep whole plains away. The helplefs traveller, with wild furprize, Sees the dry defert all around him rife, And, fmother'd in the dufty whirlwind, dies.
Page 101 - ... a great number of elephants, belonging to the Nabob and the great men of his court, which are continually...
Page 40 - Another boat of this country which is very curiously constructed is called a Mourpunkey ; these are very long and narrow and sometimes extending to upwards of an hundred feet in length, and not more than eight feet in breadth...
Page 83 - ... a man with a lighted brand. From the time the woman appeared, to the taking up of the body to convey it into...
Page 3 - The firft falutation he receives from thefe ftrangers is by bending their bodies very low, touching the deck with the back of the hand, and the forehead three times.
Page 14 - On the fore ground of the picture is the water-gate of the fort, which reflefts great honour on the talents of the engineer the ingenious Colonel Polier. The glacis and efplanade are feen in perfpeftive, bounded by a range of beautiful and regular buildings...
Page 91 - THE ceremony took place about nine o'clock. Before a fmall hut, and about fix feet from the ground, was raifed a kind of altar made of bamboos. The grand facrifice was preceded by the decolation of a kid and a cock, the heads of which were thrown upon the altar, and there remained : little attention however was paid to this part of the ceremony by any of the party prefent.
Page 82 - She held in her left hand a cocoa nut, in which was a red colour mixed up, and dipping in it the fore-finger of her right hand she marked those near her, to whom she wished to shew the last act of attention.
Page 2 - London, who, accustomed to the sight of rolling masses of clouds floating in a damp atmosphere, cannot but contemplate the difference with delight : and the eye being thus gratified, the mind soon assumes a gay and tranquil habit, analogous to the pleasing objects with which it is surrounded.
Page 2 - Some time before the fhip arrives at her anchoring ground, me is hailed by the boats of the country filled with people of bufinefs, who come in crowds on board. This is the moment in which an European feels the great diftindion between Afia and his own country. The milling of fine linen, and the general hum of unufual converfation, prefents to his mind for a moment the idea of an aflembly of females.

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