Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency ..., Volume 12

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Government Central Press, 1880 - Bombay (India : State)
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Page 589 - ... in numbers, who appeared determined to contend with them to the last, and who were driven from their guns only by the bayonet ; and, notwithstanding the numbers of the enemy's cavalry, and the repeated demonstrations they made of an intention to charge, they were kept at a distance by our infantry. I am particularly indebted to Lieutenant Colonel Harness, and Lieutenant Colonel Wallace, for the manner in which they conducted their brigades; and to all the officers of the staff for the assistance...
Page 251 - Life was offered for a loaf, but none would buy ; rank was to be sold for a cake, but none cared for it ; the ever-bounteous hand was now stretched out to beg for food ; and the feet which had always trodden the way of contentment walked about only in search of sustenance.
Page 571 - Now I depart to Nirvana ; I leave with you my ordinances ; the elements of the allknowing one will indeed pass away, but the three gems will remain.
Page 207 - CDBIT, in the mensuration of the ancients ; a long measure, equal to the length of a man's arm, from the elbow to the tip of the fingers.
Page 230 - In 1879-1880 the number of stills was 197, producing about 71 cwt. of oil. More than 100 stills are worked in Nandurbar alone, and the increase of the manufacture is prevented only by the scarcity of the grass. The yield is about •3 per cent. The oil is packed in skins and sent on bullock back over the Kundaibari Pass to Surat and by Dhulia and Manmad to Bombay.
Page 252 - Lands famed for their richness were utterly barren ; life was offered for a loaf, but none would buy ; rank for a cake, but none cared for it. The ever-bounteous hand was stretched out to beg — and the rich wandered in search of food.
Page 272 - Mamlatdar, instead of being conferred as a favour on a person of experience and probity, who could be punished by removal if his conduct did not give satisfaction, was put up to auction among the Peshwa's attendants, who were encouraged to bid high, and sometimes disgraced if they showed a reluctance to enter on this sort of speculation.
Page 250 - Nandurbar, a city with many tombs and houses of pleasure, a castle, and a fair pond ; Lingal, a beastly town with thievish people and a dirty castle ; Sindkheda, a great dirty town ; Thalner, a fair town...
Page 432 - This order was strictly obeyed, for after the chief had succeeded in re-establishing himself in the good graces of his master, the garrison refused to admit him. They afterwards acknowledged him and he returned, but when he wished to hand over the place to the British authorities, they would not allow him. After many attempts to purchase their submission had failed, they were declared rebels. A British force marched from Malegaon.
Page 264 - During these troubles considerable alarm was felt by the approach, to the very borders of Khandesh, of the troops under Tatya Tope. On the 3rd November 1858, news came that Tatya had crossed the Narmada and was marching on Khandesh. Troops...

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