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Page 12 - In the whole course of my life I have never met with such stupendous and finished specimens of human labour, and of the science and taste of " ages long since forgot," crowded together in so small a compass as in this little spot ; which, to use a military phrase, I deem to have been tbe h?ai quarters of Hinduism in Java.
Page cxlii - The upper lip is longer and more prominent. The lower lip projects forward from the lower jaw to such an extent that the chin forms no part of the face, the lower part of which is formed by the mouth. The buttocks are so much lower than in the Negro, as to form a striking mark of distinction, but the calf of the leg is as high as in the Negro...
Page clix - Of this actual proprietary right, there can be no doubt that it originally [was] vested solely in the sovereign; but it is equally certain, that the first clearers of the land entitled themselves, as their just reward, to such a real property in the ground they thus in a manner created, that whilst a...
Page cxliii - Bali, therefore, may be considered as a kind of commentary on the ancient condition of the natives of Java. Hinduism has here severed society into castes; it has introduced its divinities ; it has extended its ceremonies into most of the transactions of life; it has enjoined or recommended some of its severest sacrifices, such as the burning of a widow on the funeral pile of her husband : but yet the individual retains all the native manliness of his character, and all the fire of the savage state.
Page clix - The nature of landed tenure throughout the Island is now thoroughly understood. Generally speaking, no proprietary right in the soil is vested in any, between the actual cultivator and the sovereign; the intermediate classes, who may have at any time enjoyed the revenues of villages or districts, being deemed merely the executive officers of Government, who received those revenues only from the gift of their lord, and who depended on his will alone for their tenure.
Page 6 - It is true there have been some exceptions, as the volumes of the Batavian Transactions testify ; but ' the numerous and interesting remains of former art and grandeur, which exist in the ruins of temples and other edifices; the abundant treasures of sculpture and statuary with which some parts of the island are covered ; and the evidences of a former state of religious belief and national improvement, which are presented m images, devices, and inscriptions, either lay entirely buried under rubbish,...
Page liv - British government to promote their prosperity and welfare. The refusal of their late government to treat for their interests, although disabled by the events of war from affording them any further protection, has rendered the consequent establishment of the British authority unconditional. But an English government does not require the articles of a capitulation to impose those duties which are prompted by a sense of justice and a beneficent disposition. The people of Java are exhorted to consider...
Page xcii - These counsellors are themselves elected from particular families of the hereditary chiefs of provinces; and such is their influence, that the prince can neither go to war, nor indeed, adopt any public measure, except in concert with them. They have the charge of the public treasure, and also appoint the prime minister. The prince cannot himself take the personal command of the army ; but the usage of the country admits of a temporary resignation of office for this purpose ; in which case a regent...
Page 87 - Toultecs introduced the cultivation of maize and cotton ; they built cities, made roads and constructed those great pyramids which are yet admired, and of which the faces are very accurately laid out. They knew the use of hieroglyphical paintings ; they could found metals and cut the hardest stones, and they had a solar year more perfect than that of the Greeks and Romans.