Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, Volume 18
Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society, 1834 - Asia
Most years contain the Proceedings and Annual report of the society.
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18th dynasty 22nd dynasty Africanus Alyattes appears army Ashur Assyrian Astyages Babylon Babylonian Bajee Rao battle Birs Borsippa bricks British Government canal Canon Ceylon character chariots chiefs commencement cotton Court Crimea Croesus Cyaxares cylinder Cyrus destroyed eclipse Egypt Elphinstone enemies European Extractor favour feet give gods Greek Hebrew Herodotus Hezekiah Hincks Hookwood India inscription irrigation Jehoiakim Judah khan king of Assyria labour land letter Line lord Lydians Manetho Marduk Marrhatta means measures Medes mound mountains Nabonassar native Nebo Nebukhadrezzar Nekho Nimrud Nineveh observed Oppert palace passage Persian Peshwa Poona present prince probably Ptolemy's Rawlinson regnal reign remarkable Resident river Russians Scythians Sennacherib Shahin-Ghiray stage supposed tablets Talbot Tatars temple territory throne Tiglath Pileser Tigris tion took translation tribute troops verb village wall whole word yoke
Page 348 - For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish' with the navy of Hiram : once in three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Page 296 - India is concerned, appeared to me peculiarly wise and liberal, and he is evidently attached to, and thinks well of the country and its inhabitants. His public measures, in their general tendency, evince a steady wish to improve their present condition. No government in India pays so much attention to schools and public institutions for education. In none are the taxes lighter, and in the administration of justice to the natives in their own languages, in the establishment of...
Page 322 - Elphinstone professorships, for the purpose of teaching the natives the English language, and the arts, sciences and literature of Europe, to be held in the first instance by learned men to be invited from Great Britain, until natives of the country shall be found perfectly competent to undertake the office.
Page 321 - We, the native princes, chiefs, gentlemen, and inhabitants of Bombay, its dependencies, and allied territories, cannot contemplate your approaching departure from the country without endeavouring to express, however faintly, the most profound and lasting regret which has been occasioned in our minds by your resignation of the government of this Presidency ; for until you became Commissioner in the Deccan and Governor of Bombay, never had we been...
Page 216 - In after times, and in the latter days .... if the temple of the Great Gods, my lords Anu and Vul, and these shrines should become old and fall into decay, may the Prince who comes after me repair the ruins! May he raise altars and sacrifice victims before my tablets and cylinders, and may he set them up again in their places, and may he inscribe his name on them together with my name ! As Anu and Vul, the Great Gods, have ordained, may he worship honestly with a good heart and full trust...
Page 200 - Khatte * and the upper ocean of the setting sun. I brought them under one government ; I placed them under the Magian religion, and I imposed on them tribute and offerings.
Page 295 - English writers, and with the current and popular history of the day, both in poetry, history, politics, and political economy. With these remarkable accomplishments, and notwithstanding a temperance amounting to rigid abstinence, he is fond of society, and it is a common subject of surprise with his friends, in what hours of the day or night he finds time for the acquisition of knowledge.
Page 218 - May they curse him with an irrevocable curse ! May they cause his sovereignty to perish ! May they pluck out the stability of the throne of his empire ! Let not his offspring survive him in the kingdom ! Let his servants be broken ! Let his troops be defeated ! Let him fly vanquished before his enemies ! May Vul in his fury tear up the produce of his land ! May a scarcity of food and of the necessaries of life afflict his country ! For one day may he not be called happy ! May his name and his race...
Page 262 - Elphinstone (a name distinguished in the literature as well as in the politics of the East) exhibited on that trying occasion, military courage and skill which, though valuable accessories to diplomatic talents, we are not entitled to require as necessary qualifications for civil employment On that, and not on that occasion only, but on many others in the course of this singular campaign, Mr. Elphinstone displayed talents and resources, which would have rendered him no mean general, in a country...