A Handbook for Travellers in India, Ceylon and Burma: Including the Provinces of Bengal, Bombay, and Madras, the Panjab, North-west Provinces, Rajputana, Central Provinces, Mysore, Etc., the Native States Assam and Cashmere

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J. Murray, 1894 - Burma - 484 pages

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Page 233 - Here lies Henry Lawrence, who tried to do his duty. May the Lord have mercy on his soul.
Page 328 - And Marinus the pope then sent 'lignum Domini' (of Christ's cross) to king Alfred. And in the same year Sighelm and ^Ethelstin conveyed to Rome the alms which the king had vowed (to send) thither, and also to India to St Thomas, and to St Bartholomew...
Page lvi - The Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies...
Page 322 - ... pilgrims pass. The last gopura is at the top of the hill. On the other side of the hill there are paths up, but all very difficult. For some years the temple was under the management of the British Government, but in 1843 charge of it was given over to a Mahant or Hindu Abbot, who with his coauthorities controls the expenditure and the worship.
Page 406 - It was not one sustained note, but a multitude of tiny sounds, each clear and distinct in itself ; the sweetest treble mingling with the lowest bass. On applying the ear to the woodwork of the boat, the vibration was greatly increased in volume by conduction.
Page 345 - Brahma occurs three or four times, and every great god of the Hindu Pantheon finds his place. Some of these are carved with a minute elaboration of detail which can only be reproduced by photography, and may probably be considered as one of the most marvellous exhibitions of human labour to be found even in the patient East.
Page 144 - is a peculiarity which the Jains practised to a greater extent than the followers of any other religion in India. The Buddhists grouped their stupas and viharas near and around sacred spots, as at Sanchi, Manikyala, or in...
Page 135 - The throne itself was 6 ft. long by 4 ft. broad ; it stood on six massive feet, which, with the body, were of solid gold, inlaid with rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. It was surmounted by a canopy of gold, supported by twelve pillars, all richly emblazoned with costly gems, and a fringe of pearls ornamented the borders of the canopy.
Page 80 - The centre of this great mound is quite solid, being composed of bricks laid in mud; but the exterior is faced with dressed stones.
Page 142 - The sloping walls and almost Egyptian solidity of this mausoleum, combined with the bold and massive towers of the fortifications that surround it, form a picture of a warrior's tomb unrivalled anywhere, and a singular contrast with the elegant and luxuriant garden tombs of the more settled and peaceful dynasties that succeeded.

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