Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 29

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Page 219 - And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth-shaven green, To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray Through the heaven's wide pathless way, And oft, as if her head she bowed, Stooping through a fleecy cloud.
Page 220 - O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword; The expectancy and rose of the fair state, The glass of fashion and the mould of form, The observed of all observers, quite, quite down!
Page 413 - There are of course all sorts of conjectures as to the probable cause of the occurrence: some state the stones to be of volcanic origin, others that they were hurled from the heights...
Page 7 - Horsburgh states that, in 1803, the volcano was observed to explode regularly every ten minutes, projecting each time a column of black smoke, perpendicularly, to a great height, "and in the night a fire of considerable size continued to burn on the east side of the crater, which was then in view.
Page 287 - Ann. MNH," second series, xiv. (1854), 177. t Vide " Proc. Geol. Soc.," 1840, p. 152. Captain Speke observed some very fine humpless cattle on the NW shore of the Tanganyika lake, near the equator. " Very large cattle, bearing horns of stupendous size. They are of a uniform red colour, like our Devonshire breed, but attain a much greater height and size.
Page 333 - I tell you, captain, — if you look in the maps of the 'orld, I warrant you shall find, in the comparisons between Macedon and Monmouth, that the situations, look you, is both alike. There is a river in Macedon ; and there is also moreover a river at Monmouth...
Page 292 - Gayals, on meeting these balls as they go along, are attracted by their appearance and smell, and begin to lick them with their tongues ; and relishing the taste of the salt and the particular earth composing them, they never quit the place until all the balls are destroyed. The Kukis having observed the Gayals to have once tasted their balls, prepare what they consider a sufficient supply of them to answer the intended purpose, and as the Gayals lick them up they throw down more ; and to prevent...
Page 326 - The one primeval language traced experimentally through ancient inscriptions in alphabetic characters of lost powers from the four continents: including the voice of Israel from the rocks of Sinai: and the vestiges of patriarchal tradition from the monuments of Egypt, Etruria, and southern Arabia.
Page 412 - Honourable the Lieutenant- Governor a full account of Meteorolite that fell at Dhurmsalla on the 14th instant. " 2. In the afternoon between the hours of 2 and 2-30 p. M., the station of Dhurmsalla was startled by a terrific bursting noise, which was supposed at first to proceed from a succession of loud blastings, or from the explosion of a mine in the upper part of the station, others imagining it to be an earthquake or very large landslip, rushed from their houses in the firm belief that they...
Page 285 - The humped cattle are unknown in an aboriginally wild state ; and I am strongly of opinion that they will prove to be of African rather than of Asiatic origin, however ancient their introduction into India ; for no fossil or semi-fossil remains of this very distinct type have as yet been discovered in any part of Asia, where the only established fossil Taurine is the Bos namadicus of the Nerbudda deposits, which is barely (if at all satisfactorily) distinguishable from the European B. primogenius...

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