The Valley of Kashmír

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Interesting. However, facts need corroboration.

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Page 279 - He then explained that his affairs were in so confused a state that he did not know whether he was standing on his head or his heels.
Page 3 - There's not a crime, But takes its proper change out still in crime, If once rung on the counter of this world ; Let sinners look to it.
Page 417 - A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Page 246 - Impatient horns and tolerant churning mouths 'Twixt dripping ash-boughs, — hedgerows all alive With birds and gnats and large white butterflies, Which look as if the May-flower had caught life And palpitated forth upon the wind ; Hills, vales, woods, netted in a silver mist, Farms, granges, doubled up among the hills; And cattle grazing in the watered vales, And cottage-chimneys smoking from the woods, And cottage-gardens smelling everywhere, Confused with smell of orchards.
Page 318 - The women especially are very handsome ; and it is from this country that nearly every individual, when first admitted to the court of the Great Mogol, selects wives or concubines, that his children may be whiter than the Indians and pass for genuine Mogols.1 Unquestionably there must be beautiful women among the higher classes, if we may judge by those of the lower orders seen in the streets and in the shops.
Page 294 - The intelligible forms of ancient poets, The fair humanities of old religion, The power, the beauty, and the majesty, That had their haunts in dale, or piny mountain, Or forest by slow stream, or pebbly spring, Or chasms and watery depths; all these have vanished; They live no longer in the faith of reason.
Page 59 - ... in their more distinct and originally less inclined bedding, and in their tendency to the admixture of non-volcanic or ordinary mechanical sediment with the volcanic dust and stones. No appreciable difference either in external aspect or in internal structure seems yet to have been established between subaerial and submarine lavas. Some undoubtedly submarine lavas are highly scoriaceous. There is no reason, indeed, why slaggy lava and loose, non-buoyant scoriae should not accumulate under the...
Page 444 - ... cotton or wool to spin and weave, and a hundred other petty details. ' There are neither grain shops in the bazaar nor bannias nor bankers anywhere...
Page 196 - A royal ordinance fixes their pay at ten crowns (Rs. 20) for every hundred pounds weight. It is computed that thirty thousand will be employed ; an enormous number, when it is considered that the king and Omrahs have been sending forward baggage, and the trades-people articles of every sort, for the last month.

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