Gazetteer of Upper Burma and the Shan States, Part 2, Volume 2

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superintendent, Government printing, Burma, 1901 - Burma
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Page 325 - Mingun, where for many years he had been "employed in constructing a pagoda, the largest in the empire. Here he ' held various conferences with the most considerable and learned Talapoins, ' in which he endeavoured to persuade them that the five thousand years 'assigned for the observance of the law of
Page 177 - made the country rich with the seven kinds of metals — gold, silver, iron, copper, lead, tin, and the soil of the earth. The races of men that came out of the great gourd were sixty in number, and they were divided into four classes : those who
Page 581 - lived under the protection of the Kachins in a condition which was not without mutual advantages. The Kachins demanded little tribute and were not hard masters otherwise, whilst the Shans were free to indulge exclusively in trade and to make as much profit out of the Kachins as they could in doing so.
Page 176 - and sowed the seeds near a rock. At the end of three months and seven days the seeds germinated and grew into large creepers. In the course of three years and seven months the creepers blossomed,
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Page 325 - to the rank of a divinity, had abandoned the royal palace, together with all " his wives and concubines, and had retired into solitude, Badonsachen
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Page 327 - the curious way in which the makers tried to strengthen the parts which suspend it by dropping into the upper part of the mould iron chains round which the metal was run. The Burmese report the bell to contain
Page 176 - When the gourds had reached their full size the noise of human beings was heard inside one and the noise of all kinds of animals inside the other.
Page 326 - The supports were so much shaken by the earthquake, that it was found necessary to put props under the bell consisting of blocks of wood carved into grotesque figures.

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