A Gazetteer of Southern India: With the Tenasserim Provinces and Singapore. Atlas

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Pharoah, 1855 - India - 728 pages
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Page 266 - During fifty days the siege went on. During fifty days the young captain maintained the defence, with a firmness, vigilance, and ability which would have done honour to the oldest marshal in Europe. The breach, however, increased day by day. The garrison began to feel the pressure of | hunger. Under such circumstances, any troops so scantily provided with officers might have been expected to show signs of insubordination; and the...
Page 235 - hardly any other signs were left in many parts of the country of its having been inhabited than the bones of the bodies that had been massacred, or the naked walls of the houses, choultries and temples which had been burnt (" Fifth Report
Page 344 - It is composed of seven square enclosures, one within the other, the walls of which are twenty-five feet high, and four thick. These enclosures are three hundred and fifty feet distant from one another, and each has four large gates, with a high tower ; which are placed, one in the middle of each side of the enclosure, and opposite to the four cardinal points. The outward wall is near four miles in circumference...
Page 338 - The tank has been ruined and useless for very many years, and its bed is now almost wholly overgrown with high and thick jungle It is said traditionally that its ruin was wilful and the act of an invading army.
Page 468 - ... sharp and precipitous ridge of granite peaks, which projects out from the base of a remarkable cone called Yellamullay, on the western crest of the- range, and taking a west by north course towards the coast, unites itself with the hills popularly called the
Page 266 - Cssar, or of the Old Guard of Napoleon. The Sepoys came to Clive, not to complain of their scanty fare, but to propose that all the grain should be given to the Europeans, who required more nourishment than the natives of Asia. The thin gruel, they said, which was strained away from the rice, would...
Page 400 - Vigay, retaining its name, proceeds eastward for six miles, losing itself in a salt-marsh which extends nearly five miles in length, and about a mile and a half in breadth, where, from the saline nature of the soil, a considerable quantity of salt is extracted.
Page 272 - Hindu superstition develops itself on this occasion. The jewels which a woman has worn with pride from infancy are voluntarily left before the idol ; She appears with a shabby cloth before the stone God, and presents a splendid one which has never been worn, she tears the bangles from her infant's little legs and fondly hopes that the God whom she " sees in the clouds and hears in the wind " will shower down his blessings on her and hers.
Page 599 - State was called upon to defray the expense incurred by the British Government in this expedition ; and a brigade...
Page 645 - ... two guns, which were immediately spiked. The enemy, however, soon became sensible of their recent misconduct, and evinced an intention of retrieving their loss, by reassembling in force at the foot of the hill. A well-timed charge, of a troop of Cavalry, led by Colonel Smith, round the base of the hill, took them unexpectedly in flank, and terminated their hopes of success. The fire henceforth slackened, and at twelve o'clock at noon had entirely ceased. No confident statement has been made of...

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