Madras

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J. Murray, 1859 - India
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Page xxxvii - The sunken glen, whose sunless shrubs must weep, The tender azure of the unruffled deep, The orange tints that gild the greenest bough, The torrents that from cliff to valley leap, The vine on high, the willow branch below, Mix'd in one mighty scene, with varied beauty glow.
Page lxxviii - The Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies...
Page xcix - ... candidates who shall have obtained a greater aggregate number of marks than any of the remaining candidates will be set forth in order of merit, and such candidates shall be deemed to be selected candidates for the Civil Service of India.
Page 27 - ... And on the sandy shore, beside the verge Of Ocean, here and there, a rock-hewn fane Resisted in its strength the surf and surge That on their deep foundations beat in vain. In solitude the Ancient Temples stood, Once resonant with instrument and song, And solemn dance of festive multitude ; Now, as the weary ages pass along, Hearing no voice save of the Ocean flood. Which roars for ever on the restless shores ; Or, visiting their solitary caves, The lonely sound of winds, that moan around Accordant...
Page xcix - No Candidate will be allowed any marks in respect of any subject of examination, unless he shall be considered to possess a competent knowledge of that subject.
Page xix - It must be recollected, that the temperature of the atmosphere, sub dio, in the hot.seasons, exceeds that of the blood by many degrees ; and even' in the shade, it too often equals, or rises above, the heat of the body's surface, which is always, during health, some degrees below 97°.
Page xix - ... and covering one with a pair of blankets, the other with a pair of linen sheets. On removing both coverings in the evening, the bed on which the blankets were placed will be found cool ; the other warm. This arises from .the woollen covering being a non-conductor, while the linen transmits the heat.
Page 139 - They breed no animals save the buffalo, nor do they engace in agriculture or any other pursuit, but wander over the hills, of which it is said they are the aborigines, free and unshackled. In their Mortis, their dairies form a separate building of superior size, which is viewed by them as sacred, and into which no female is allowed to enter.
Page 27 - It is equally a matter of doubt to what deity the sea-side pagoda was originally dedicated. In the chamber next the sea is a gigantic lingam of black polished stone, which would lead us to suppose it a temple of Siva. On the other hand, there is a gigantic figure of Vishnu, in a recumbent posture, in one of the verandahs. The uncertainty on all these points may, perhaps, heighten the zest of inspection.
Page xxi - ... which, indeed, renders it a peculiarly agreeable vehicle. On the same principle may be explained the pleasurable feeling and utility of shampooing, where the gentle pressure and friction of the soft Asiatic hand over the surface of the body, but particularly over the limbs, invigorate the circulation after fatigue, as well as after long inaction, and excite the inert cuticular secretion.

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