Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 32

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G.H. Rouse, Baptist Mission Press, 1864 - Asia


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Page lxxi - Barnd, or Varand, is a considerable rivulet, which rises to the north of Allahabad, and has a course of about 100 miles. The Asi is a mere brook of no length, and, owing to its insignificant size, it does not appear in any of our most detailed maps. It is not entered in the Indian Atlas Sheet No. 88, which is on the scale of...
Page xlviii - Both within and without and all round the town of Vaisali," says he, " the sacred monuments are so many that it would be difficult to enumerate them."* He has, however, described a few of them, which were situated to the south of the town, one of which, I have no doubt, is the solid brick mound that now bears the tomb of the Musalman Saint, Mir Abdal.
Page lxii - Its shaft is formed of a single block of polished stand-stone. 32 feet 9| inches in height, with a diameter at base of 35-5 inches and of 26-2 inches at top. The capital, which is 6 feet 10 inches in height, is bell-shaped, •with a circular abacus supporting the statue of a lion facing the north.* The abacus is ornamented with a row of Brahmani geese pecking their food. The column has a light and elegant appearance, and is altogether a much more pleasing monument than the stouter and shorter pillar...
Page lviii - Burrow, 1792," besides a few flourished letters, or marks, of the kind which James Prinsep called shell-shaped characters. The edicts of Asoka are most clearly and neatly engraved, and are divided into two distinct portions, — that to the north containing 18 lines, and that to the south 23 lines.
Page lxxi - On the 18th January 1835 my scaffolding was completed, and I stood on the top of the great tower. On cutting the long grass I found two iron spikes, each 8 inches long, and shaped like the head of a lance. On the following day I removed the ruined brick pinnacle and began sinking a shaft or well, about 5 feet in diameter. At 3 feet from the top I found a rough stone, 24 inches x 15 inches x 7 inches, and on the 25th January, at a depth of...
Page xlvii - ... In the northern face there was probably only a postern gate, as there is no passage through the rampart, and no trace of any embankment across the ditch, excepting the fact that the only dry part of the ditch is on this face. The only building within the fort is a small brick temple of modern date. Outside the south-west angle of the fort, and about 1,000 feet distant, there is a ruined mound of solid brick-work, 23 feet 8 inches in height above the fields. The whole of the top has been levelled...
Page lii - August seventeenth, she had been first torpedoed without warning, and then shelled, near Greenland, while carrying civilian supplies to Iceland. It is feared that the other members of her crew have been drowned. In view of the established presence of German submarines in this vicinity, there can be no reasonable doubt as to the identity of the flag of the attacker.
Page lxxi - Hodgson's translation, which has received the approval of Burnouf. Of all things proceeding from cause, their causes hath the Tathagata (Buddha) explained. The Great Sramana (Buddha) hath likewise explained the causes of the cessation of existence.
Page liii - Beside the stupa there was a stone column from 50 to (i0 feet in height, surmounted by the statue of a lion. To the south of the pillar there was a tank which had been excavated by a flock of monkeys for the use of Buddha. At a short distance to the west of the tank there was a stupa erected on the spot where the monkeys climbed a tree and filled Buddha's begging pot with honey. On the south side of the tank there was another stupa erected on the spot where the monkeys offered the honey to Buddha,...
Page cvi - As I found no traces of burnt wood, I am inclined to believe that the roof of the building was pyramidal, and that the general appearance of the edifice must have been strikingly similar to that of the great temple of Brambanan, depicted in the 2nd Volume of Raffles

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