Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 12, Part 2

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Bishop's College Press, 1843 - Asia
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Page 695 - Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.
Page 1034 - ... was indeed very awful. On the second shock, rocks were hurled in every direction from the peaks around to the bed of the river, with a hideous noise not to be described, and never to be forgotten. After the crash caused by the falls near us had ceased, we could still hear the terrible sounds of heavy falls in the more distant recesses of the mountains. We looked up with dismay at the cliffs...
Page 1030 - In the British camp, which was pitched in a plain between the fort and city of Bhooj, the general feeling was an unpleasant giddiness of the head and sickness of stomach, from the heaving of the ground ; and during the time the shock lasted some sat down instinctively, and others threw themselves on the ground. Those who were on horseback were obliged to dismount ; the earth shook so violently that the horses could with difficulty keep their feet ; and the riders, when upon the ground, were scarcely...
Page 1017 - I have the honor to transmit to you, for the use of the legislature, a copy of the sixty-ninth annual report of the trustees of this institution to the corporation thereof, together with that of the director and the usual accompanying documents. Respectfully, MICHAEL ANAGNOS, Secretary.
Page 1038 - I was indebted to the earliness of the season, and unusual quantity of snow which has fallen this year. When I got footing at the stream (here only a large pace wide), it was some time before I could discern any thing, on account of the darkness of the place, made more so by the thick steam ; but having some white lights with, me, I fired them, and by their glare was able to see and admire the curious domes of snow overhead ; these are caused by the hot steam melting the snow over it.
Page 692 - Savior rebukes the unbelief and wickedness of the generation to whom he preached, declaring that the men of Nineveh who repented at the preaching of Jonah, and the Queen of the South who came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, should rise up in the judgment and condemn it.
Page 1038 - I could discern any thing, on account of the darkness of the place, made more so by the thick steam ; but having some white lights with me, I fired them, and by their glare was able to see and admire the curious domes of snow over-head : these are caused by the hot steam melting the snow over it. Some of these excavations...
Page 1028 - ... Luckput, being only about a foot deep when the tide was at ebb, and at flood tide never more than six feet ; but it was deepened at the fort of Luckput, after the shock, to more than eighteen feet at low water.* On sounding other parts of the channel, it was found, that where previously the depth of the water at flood never exceeded one or two feet, it had become from four to ten feet deep. By these and other remarkable changes of level, a part of the inland navigation of that country, which...
Page 1034 - The scene around us, shown in all its dangers by the bright moonlight, was indeed very awful. On the second shock, rocks were hurled in every direction, from the peaks around to the bed of the river, with a hideous noise not to be described, and never to be forgotten. After the crash caused by the falls near us...
Page 1041 - Register' for 1804 : — DREADFUL EARTHQUAKE. Mathurd, Si-plember 24, 1803. " On the night between the 31st August and the 1st of September, at half-an-hour after midnight, a severe shock of an earthquake Was felt at this place, which lasted for many minutes and was violent beyond the memory of man. Probably not a living creature in the place but was roused from his slumbers by the alarm and felt its effects. Many of the pucka buildings were cast down and...

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