The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 6

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Wm. H. Allen & Company, 1818 - Asia
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Page 463 - As one who, long in populous city pent, Where houses thick and sewers annoy the air, Forth issuing on a summer's morn, to breathe Among the pleasant villages and farms Adjoin'd, from each thing met conceives delight ; The smell of grain, or tedded grass, or kine, Or dairy, each rural sight, each rural sound...
Page 381 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known; In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Page 189 - Sir, — I have the honour to acquaint you, for the information of the Lords...
Page 178 - Grammar. 4to. 2 2s. Morrison's View of China, for Philological purposes ; containing a Sketch of Chinese Chronology, Geography, Government, "Religion and Customs, designed for those who study the Chinese language. 4to. 6s.
Page 464 - The gentleman of the house told me, if I delighted in flowers it would be worth my while ; for that he believed he could show me such a blow of tulips as was not to be matched in the whole country. I accepted the offer, and immediately found that they had been talking in terms of gardening, and that the kings and generals they had mentioned were only so many tulips, to which the gardeners, according to their usual custom, had given such high titles and appellations of honour. I was very much...
Page 463 - I was thinking of the foregoing beautiful simile in Milton, and applying it to myself, when I observed to the windward of me a black cloud falling to the earth in long trails of rain, which made me betake myself for shelter to a house I saw at a little distance from the place where I was walking.
Page 464 - I was wondering to myself from whence they had received this odd intelligence : especially When I heard them mention the names of several other great generals, as the prince of Hesse and the king of Sweden, who, they said, were both running away. To which they added, what...
Page 499 - ... labour, I discovered an upper forced entrance, communicating with the outside from above, and which had evidently been cut by some one who was in search of the true passage. Having cleared this passage, I perceived another opening below, which apparently ran towards the centre of the pyramid. In a few hours I was able to enter this passage, and found it to be a continuation of the lower forced passage, which runs horizontally towards the centre of the pyramid, nearly all choked up with stones...
Page 472 - A few years ago he returned to England, and on the renewal of the Company's charter was for many days consecutively examined for several hours before the House of Commons, when his evidence excited the surprise and even admiration, of all parties in the House. He then was sent to Madras (to which establishment he belongs,) by the Court of Directors, on an important duty, connected with the permanent settlement of the revenues at that Presidency ; and we now find him actively employed as a soldier,...
Page 143 - Hence no vision can approach him, no language can describe him, no intellectual power can compass or determine him. We know nothing of how the Supreme Being should be explained : he is beyond all that is within the reach of comprehension, and also beyond nature, which is above conception.

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