Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 3
Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society, 1836 - Asia
Most years contain the Proceedings and Annual report of the society.
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Page xliii - The bounds of its investigations will be the geographical limits of Asia, and within these limits its enquiries will be extended to whatever is performed by Man, or produced by Nature.
Page cvi - The Anniversary Meeting of the Society shall be held on the second Saturday in May, to elect the Council and Officers for the ensuing year ; to receive and consider a Report of the Council on the state of the Society ; to receive the Report of the Auditors on the Treasurer's Accounts ; to receive the Report of the Committee of Correspondence ; to enact or repeal regulations ; and to deliberate on such other questions as may be proposed relative to the affairs of the Society.
Page cvii - THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FOR THE AFFAIRS OF INDIA. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COURT OF DIRECTORS OF THE HON. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY. Council : THE RIGHT HON.
Page 85 - RED clouds in the west, at sunset, especially when they have a tint of purple, portend fine weather ; the reason of which is, that the air, when dry, refracts more red or heat-making rays ; and as dry air is not perfectly transparent, they are again reflected in the horizon. A...
Page 50 - ... feet from the tip of the nose to the root of the tail, eight feet around the body just behind the fore legs, and weighed from fifteen to seventeen hundred pounds.
Page 65 - Alpine plants do not wait for the stimulus of the sun's heat, but exert such a struggle to blossom, that their flowers are seen among the yet unmelted snow.
Page 189 - ... era. These epochs are connected with the mean motions of the sun, moon, and planets, in such a manner, that, setting out from the position which the Indian tables assign to...
Page civ - At the Meetings of the Society or of the Council the Chair shall be taken by the President, or, in his absence, by the Senior Vice-President, the Treasurer, or Senior Ordinary Members of the Council then present.
Page 41 - Kun, or betel vine, is of two sorts; one dies in three years. The leaf of this climbing plant is used by all ranks in their masticatory mixture. The people cultivate it regularly, although it is also found in a wild state. In the dry season the women water the plants, the water being drawn up from the well by a machine of a simple structure, like the Indian pakotah. A slender bamboo rests over a small beam ; to one end is attached a stone, and to the other a small bucket made of date-bark or leaf....
Page 179 - A small channel on the north continues easterly; it was recently cut to prevent the injurous consequences of inundations, which are represented to have frequently happened previous to this undertaking. The 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. At the east end of the marsh the...