What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
amongst appears Archipelago arrived baju Bali Balinese bambu Batta Batu Blitar boat Borneo Bukit called character chiefs China Chinese cloth coral cultivation districts dress east European feet fever four mantris Girgassi give gold ground Gunong head hills Hindu India Indian inhabitants island Jakuns Java Javanese Johore jungle Kalahom Kalana Hetam kampongs Kawi Kayans Kedda Kediri kind king labour land language laterite letter Maha Mahawangsa Malacca Malayan Malays Mandheling Marong ministers mountain native observed Orang palace Palembang Panghulu passed Patani Peninsula Perak person Pertibi Phra Piculs pirate plain population possession prahus present priests prince probably Provinces Pulo race Raffles Raja Raja Bersiyong region rice river rock sago sago tree Sanskrit shew Siam Siamese side Singapore sound Sourabaya southern square miles Sultan Sumatra tampin Temminck tract tribes vessels village vocal vowel whole words
Page 697 - GOD ALMIGHTY first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man ; without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks; and a man shall ever see that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build " Retiring-room. u Secret outlets. stately sooner than to garden finely; as if gardening were the greater perfection.
Page 467 - Benthamee Utility, virtue by Profit and Loss ; reducing this God's-world to a dead brute Steamengine, the infinite celestial Soul of Man to a kind of Haybalance for weighing hay and thistles on, pleasures and pains on...
Page 467 - ... spiritually highest looking through it, not to be hidden by all its imperfections. The Scandinavian God Wish, the god of all rude men, — this has been enlarged into a Heaven by Mahomet ; but a Heaven symbolical of sacred Duty, and to be earned by faith and welldoing, by valiant action, and a divine patience which is still more valiant. It is Scandinavian Paganism, and a truly celestial element superadded to that. Call it not false ; look not at the falsehood of it, look at the truth of it....
Page 467 - On the whole, we will repeat that this Religion of Mahomet's is a kind of Christianity; has a genuine element of what is spiritually highest looking through it, not to be hidden by all its imperfections.
Page 240 - Tumapil is overthrown. The chief minister of Kediri is Rangga Lawe ; he at a later time disagrees with his sovereign, and is finally vanquished and put to death. The work contains a minute description of the court of Kediri and the position of the grandees of the empire, and may serve as a pattern of the constitution of the old empire in Java. It is, especially, maintained...
Page 469 - ... that not a particle of manly courage or heroism could have animated you, or can ever animate any man who lifts his cowardly hand against helpless women and children. You had lately, it seems, been greatly afflicted by the sudden deaths of your wife and only child, and God forbid that I should needlessly harrow up your feelings by reverting to the subject. I do so merely because it serves in some degree to explain the dreadful tragedy for which you are now about to answer with your life. Unable...
Page 304 - ... deposit the greater part of their more solid contents, transporting into the tub only the lighter fibrous particles which it is the object of this operation to separate from the farina, and by the time the man has performed a similar service at the other trough, and is ready to pour a fresh supply into the first, the water flowing down the cloth has lost its whiteness. This process is continued until the deposit rises nearly to the level of the stick, when the sago next to it, which generally...
Page 305 - A horizontal vibratory motion is given to this, the whole mass being kept in constant agitation, and every part successively driven along the sides of the bag.* This lasts for about a minute, when the now granular sago is again passed through a sieve similar to the preceding one, but the smaller grains which pass through are those which are now rejected. Those that remain are transferred to a circular sieve, of which the bottom is formed of fine strips of bambu crossing each other.