Narrative of a residence at the court of Meer Ali Moorad: with wild sports in the valley of the Indus, Volume 1

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Hurst and Blackett, 1860 - Hunting
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Page 182 - Sinde horse, under Captain Jacob, idle. To this able soldier and his regiment I am indebted for the most active services, long previous to and during the combat. He won the enemy's camp, from which he drove a body of three* or four thousand cavalry.
Page 183 - Horse, under command of Captain Jacob, made a brilliant charge upon the enemy's left flank, crossing the nullah and cutting down the retreating enemy for several miles.
Page 183 - Majesty's 22nd regiment, the latter being, however, at first considerably retired to admit of the oblique fire of Leslie's troop. The whole of the artillery now opened upon the enemy's position, and the British line advanced in echellons from the left, HM's 22nd regiment leading the attack.
Page 164 - Sindhian soldiers, who precede and follow him ; then follows the Affghan, with a dark blue scarf cast over his breast, his long black hair falling in masses on his shoulders, his olive cheek tinted by the mountain breeze, and his eye full of fire and resolve. We...
Page 189 - This was in Ceylon. It is not, of course, always the best man who can make the best speech; but if what I have read could be said of a native of Ceylon, it could be said of thousands in India. We need not go beyond the walls of this House to find a head bronzed by an Indian sun equal to the ablest heads of those who adorn its benches. And in every part of India we all know that it would be an insult to the people of India to say that it is not the same. There are thousands of persons in India who...
Page 163 - Western India : the full pressure of business generally takes place about four o'clock ; and then amidst clouds of dust, in an atmosphere of the most stifling closeness, and amid the loud din of perfect chapmanship, may be seen some of the most characteristic features of the society of the East. The haughty Moslem, mounted on his fine Khorassan steed, decorated with rich trappings, himself wearing the tall Sindhian cap of rich brocade, and a scarf of gold and silk, jostles through the crowd, between...
Page 292 - Rs. 25, и tola. From the supposition that it possesses invigorating powers, it is used here chiefly as a medicine. The larger grains are occasionally made use of as personal ornaments ; the smaller ones to intermix with the valuable Bahrein pearls, in which manner they are kept in bags by the Bombay merchants, as a means of preserving their lustre.
Page 143 - Mahal of Bajee, one of the divisions of the town of Rohri, now stands ; observed at night a bright flame burning at some distance from him : thinking it had been kindled by travellers, he sent his wife to procure a light from it, but, as often as she approached, it vanished. She returned and told her husband ; and he, disbelieving her report, went himself, and then discovered that it was indeed a miraculous manifestation. Awe-struck with what he had seen, he erected a Takea, or hermit's hut, on the...
Page 164 - Herati, the merchant of Candahar, with flowing garments and many-coloured turban, the tall Patan with heavy sword, and mien calculated to court offence, while among the rest is the filthy Sindhian, and the small, miserable-looking, cringing Hindu, owning perhaps lacs in the neighbouring streets, but fearing the exactions of the Amirs. These present a fair sample of the groups who crowd the principal street of...
Page 293 - ... from his contract. The ameers then ordered the fishery to be conducted on their own account, until, finding it unprofitable, it was discontinued. At the close of the year 1839, the Kurrachee Harbour (in the creeks adjoining which the pearl oyster is found) was again let for two years, for Rs. 1,100 : six months afterwards other speculators offered Rs. 21,000; it was finally let for Rs. 35,000, the contractors relieving the former occupants, and taking possession of the pearls that had been collected...

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