Camp and Cantonment: A Journal of Life in India in 1857-1859, with Some Account of the Way Thither

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1865 - India - 469 pages


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Page 172 - Be not weary. At the battle of Meeanee, an officer who had been doing good service came up, and said, " Sir Charles, we have taken a standard." The general looked at him, but made no reply, and, turning round, began speaking to some one else; upon which the engineer, thinking he had not been heard, repeated, " Sir Charles, we have taken a standard.
Page 441 - The columns were all commanded by officers of zeal and experience ; and they all wanted to be the one to catch Tantia Topee ; and as each wanted his own column to do it without interference from another, in addition to chasing the rebels, the columns were often running from one another.
Page 130 - God is very merciful, and does not lay upon us more than we are able to bear, and...
Page 127 - The days close in so quickly, that the sun had nearly set when we arrived at the great temple, and we had scarcely time for one or two hurried sketches before it grew too dark to enjoy the beauty of the views. We made our way along some tangled paths towards the back of the island, passing two smaller cave temples, and the scenery on both sides was most lovely, and only made one regret not having more daylight in which to enjoy it.
Page 266 - Hi are low, and dotted here and there with large trees and dense thickets; the width of the river is about a quarter of a mile, and its current is strong and rapid.
Page 437 - He had a charming bungalow, and a most excellent cook and cellar, and I left him with much regret, coupled with a feeling of disappointment, that I could not take advantage of his kind offer to be my cicerone over these wonderful remains of a...
Page 345 - ... which, even during the mutiny, was only cut four or five times. There are small sheds at intervals along the line for the shelter of those (natives) employed to look after it.
Page 364 - Ezhov himself is stated to be in an acutely neurotic condition and unable to sleep for more than a few minutes at a time. The...
Page 127 - ... is most enchanting. The temple itself consists of a number of chambers, all hewn out of the solid rock, and divided by fluted pillars. In niches or shrines are bas-reliefs of the principal idol or three-headed Deity, attended by his subordinate spirits, who are represented crowded in the background in a very curious manner.
Page 126 - Sattara is at present, we arrived off the shores of the lovely island of Elephanta, composed of a double-pointed hill covered with thick jungle, and dotted with palms and other large trees in profusion.

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