The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China, and Australia, Volume 28

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Parbury, Allen, and Company, 1829 - Asia
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Page 193 - Tatar lust. They were conveyed to the cavern, and the opening closed upon them, leaving them to find security from dishonour in the devouring element.
Page 193 - ... Pursuit was ordered, while these covered the retreat, till they perished to a man. A fleet horse was in reserve for Bheemsi, on which he was placed, and in safety ascended the fort, at whose Outer gate the host of Alia was encountered. The choicest of the heroes of Cheetore met the assault. With Gorah and Badul at their head, animated by the noblest sentiments, the deliverance of their chief, and the honour of their queen, they devoted themselves to destruction, and few were the survivors of...
Page 522 - The tragedies, comedies, farces, and musical pieces of the Indian theatre, would fill as many volumes as that of any nation in ancient or modern Europe.
Page 72 - That as three lines compose one triangle, so three persons compose one Deity. It is astonishing that a mind so conversant with mathematical truth as was that of Sir Isaac Newton, did not discover this argument in favour of the possible existence of a Trinity, brought to light by Trinitarians, considering that it must have lain so much in his way. If it did occur to him, its force may possibly have given way to some such considerations as the following: — This analogy between the Godhead and a triangle,...
Page 214 - Harem a beautiful Georgian slave, whose innocence and beauty fitted her, in the Sultan's eyes, for the atrocious act of perfidy of which she was to be the unsuspecting agent. The belief in talismans is still prevalent throughout the East ; and perhaps even the enlightened Mahmoud himself is not superior to the rest of his nation in matters of traditionary superstition. He sent one day for...
Page 327 - I went to visit a beloved friend—, gone, alas ! to a better world — whose ar-< dent and honourable mind urged me to the task I have undertaken. It was on the terrace of James Lumsdaine's house, built amidst the ruins of the castle of Feroz, in the centre of one extended waste, where the lion was the sole inhabitant, that I saw the most perfect specimen of this phenomenon : it was really sublime. Let the reader fancy himself in the midst of a desert plain, with nothing to impede the wide scope...
Page 559 - That if at any time, without the danger of ruin to yourself, or over-distracting you from your professional and parliamentary duties, you can place in a short point of view, and support by the documents in print and writing which exist with me, or with Mr. Troward, or yourself, the general merits of this transaction, you will erect a cenotaph most grateful to my shade, and will clear my memory from that load, which the East India Company, king, lords, and commons, and in a manner the whole British...
Page 415 - I have been informed, that enormous sums have been dissipated in the prosecution of the designs formed against me, your well-wisher ; and that you have ordered a tribute to be levied to satisfy the exigencies of your exhausted treasury.
Page 338 - The Governor-General invites the communication of all suggestions tending to promote any branch of national industry, to improve the commercial intercourse by land and water, to amend any defects in the existing establishments, to encourage the diffusion of education and useful knowledge, and to advance the general prosperity and happiness of the British empire in India.
Page 146 - ... stage. The grandeur and gravity of the subject, the rank and dignity of the personages, the tragical catastrophe, and the strict award of poetical justice, might satisfy the most rigid admirer of Grecian rules. The translator has thought it necessary to adhere to the original in distinguishing by name the first act (or Proem) from the four which follow it : but the distinction is purely nominal, and the piece consists, to all intents and purposes, of Jive acts. It is remarkable, that this peculiar...

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