North Indian Notes and Queries, Volumes 1-3

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Pioneer Press, 1891 - Folklore
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Page 17 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 35 - I will give you our bill of fare, and the general prices of things : — A soup, a roast fowl, curry and rice, a mutton pie, a fore-quarter of lamb, a rice pudding, tarts, very good cheese, fresh churned butter, fine bread, excellent Madeira...
Page 125 - The. country about being overspread with Paganism, the custom of wives burning with their deceased husbands, is also practised here. Before the Mogul's war, Mr. Channock went one time with his ordinary guard of soldiers, to see a young widow act that tragical catastrophe ; but he was so smitten with the widow's beauty, that he sent his guards to take her by force from her executioners, find conducted her to his own lodgings.
Page 180 - Upon these mountains are people which have ears of a span long; if their ears be not long they call them apes. They say that when they be upon the mountains they see ships in the sea sailing to and fro; but they know not from whence they come nor whither they go. There are merchants which...
Page 5 - O God we offer the sacrifice to you — give us good crops, seasons and health", after which they address the victim, "We bought you with a price, and did not seize you — now we sacrifice you according to custom, and no sin rests on us.
Page 204 - Y thers have no authority, they wait upon the elder as his servants, and can be turned out of doors at his pleasure, without its being incumbent upon him to provide for them. On the death of the eldest brother his property, authority, and widow devolve upon his next brother.
Page 89 - Alas, and well-a-day ! Then on a Sunday after prayers, while waiting in the porch. His talk was of the;Bishop, and the vestry, and the church ; And two or three select young men would dine with him that day, To taste his old Madeira, and his curry called Malay. For famous was the table, that good Mr. Simms did keep, With his home-fed ducks, his Madras fowls, and...
Page 125 - Paganism, and the only part of Christianity that was remarkable in him, was burying her decently, and he built a Tomb over her, where all his Life after her Death, he kept the anniversary Day of her Death by sacrificing a Cock on her Tomb after the Pagan Manner...
Page 162 - ... of the water three times, and so goe to their gods which stand in those houses. Some of them will wash a place which is their length, and then will pray...
Page 144 - Agra and Fatepore are two very great cities, either of them much greater than London and very populous. Between Agra and Fatepore are twelve miles2, and all the way is a market of victuals and other things, as full as though a man were still in a town and so many people as if a man were in a market.

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