Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, Volume 3
Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society, 1836 - Oriental literature
Most years contain the Proceedings and Annual report of the society.
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Page 388 - Persia at the end of the fourth and beginning of the fifth century.
Page cxvii - It is requested that those Individuals or Institutions who are willing to subscribe to the Oriental Translation Fund will send their names, addressed to " The Secretary of the Oriental Translation Committee, Royal Asiatic Society's House, No. 14, Grafton Street, Bond Street, London ;" and inform him where their Subscriptions will be paid.
Page 86 - 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 cvii - At these meetings, the chair shall be taken by the President, or, in his absence, either by the Director or one of the Vice-Presidents; or, should these Officers also be absent, by a Member of the Council.
Page 66 - 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 190 - ... 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 218 - Tiruvalavar, however, circumstances changed. The old system was subverted, and a new impulse was given to the study of Tamil, which produced, in the course of the ninth century, in the Fandya and Chola kingdoms, a number of the most classical writers in the Tamil tongue.§...
Page 42 - It consists of a long pole, balanced on a shaft of masonry, and turning on a pivot; to one end is attached a stone, and to the other a bucket, which, after being lowered into the water and filled, is easily raised by the help of the opposite weight. Its contents are then emptied into a conduit communicating with the various water-courses running through the fields. In the...