The imperial gazetteer of India [by] W.W. Hunter (Google eBook)

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1885
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Page 121 - Traveller for the English Wits : Greeting. From the Court of the Great Mogul, Resident at the Towne of Asmere in Easterne India.
Page 47 - We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master."!
Page 196 - Banian tree," which is still an object of worship at Allahabad. This tree is now situated underground at one side of a pillared court, which would appear to have been open formerly, and which is, I believe, the remains of the temple described by Hwen Thsang.
Page 449 - Bdkarganj is said to be one of the healthiest in Eastern Bengal, owing to the strong south-west monsoon, which blows up fresh from the sea, and keeps the atmosphere cool. But the heavy rainfall and consequent humidity of the atmosphere, combined with the use of bad water, act as sources of disease. The average monthly temperature varies from 78 F.
Page 465 - India,' in Volume IV., is the touchstone of the work, and proves clearly enough the sterling metal of which it is wrought. It represents the essence of the 100 volumes which contain the results of the statistical survey conducted by Dr. Hunter throughout each of the 240 districts of India. It is, moreover, the only attempt that has ever been made to show how the Indian people have been built up, and the evidence from the original materials has been for the first time sifted and examined by the light...
Page 17 - The little village (formerly the great city) of Aden, is now reduced to the most exigent condition of poverty and neglect. In the reign of Constantine, this town possessed unrivalled celebrity, for its impenetrable fortifications, its flourishing commerce, and the glorious haven it offered to vessels from every quarter of the world. But how lamentable is the present contrast.
Page 196 - In the midst of the city there was a Brahmanical temple, to which the presentation of a single piece of money procured as much merit as that of one thousand pieces elsewhere. Before the principal room of the temple there was a large tree with wide-spreading branches, which was said to be the dwelling of an anthropophagous demon. The tree was surrounded with human bones, the remains of pilgrims who had sacrificed their lives before the temple a custom which had been observed from time immemorial.
Page 319 - Rajamundry, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Guntoor, and on the west by the dominions ol the Nizam.
Page 46 - ... manner, especially when they hope to gain some object, but capable of the grossest brutality when that hope ceases. They are unscrupulous in perjury, treacherous, vain and insatiable, passionate in vindictiveness, which they will satisfy at the cost of their own lives and in the most cruel manner. Nowhere is crime committed on such trifling grounds, or with such general impunity, though when it is punished the punishment is atrocious. Among themselves the Afghans are quarrelsome, intriguing and...
Page 462 - FROM GRAVE TO GAY : being Essays and Studies concerned with Certain Subjects of Serious Interest, with the Puritans, with Literature, and with the Humours of Life, now for the first time collected and arranged. By J. ST.

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