Asiatic Journal

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Parbury, Allen, and Company, 1836 - Asia
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Page 127 - If an alien could acquire a permanent property in lands, he must owe an allegiance, equally permanent with that property, to the king of England; which would probably be inconsistent with that which he owes to his own natural liege lord : besides that thereby the nation might in time be subject to foreign influence, and feel many other inconveniences.
Page 205 - What then! notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is preached ; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Page 53 - may be considered as the mouth of the Thlew-ee-choh, which after a violent and tortuous course of 530 geographical miles, running through an iron-ribbed country, without a single tree on the whole line of its banks...
Page 307 - The language of our fathers. Here he dwelt For many a cheerful day. These ancient walls Have often heard him, while his legends blithe He sang; of love, or knighthood, or the wiles Of homely life; through each estate and age, The fashions and the follies of the world With cunning hand portraying.
Page 309 - She sings thy tears asleep, and dips Her kisses in thy weeping eye; She spreads the red leaves of thy lips, That in their buds yet blushing lie. She 'gainst those mother-diamonds tries The points of her young eagle's eyes. Welcome — though not to those gay flies, Gilded i...
Page 224 - In matters of politics, they are all radicals, and are followers of Benthamite principles. The very word Tory is a sort of ignominy among them. Reformation, they say, ought to be effected in every age and country; and as to what respects the state of India, her condition ought surely to be reformed. They think that this country is labouring under a number of political evils, which cry aloud for a speedy removal.
Page 49 - Majesty and their country for ever. Very different was the result, when a similar but less violent gale sent my little vessel to the bottom of this river in 1831, for I had not then the misery of deploring the loss of a single life, and my little schooner was afloat and continuing the descent in less than twelve hours ; whereas all our efforts as yet have failed even to find the remains of the vessel ; not a ripple, or the slightest trace of the unfortunate Tigris...
Page 48 - The wind then suddenly veered round, drove her bow off, and thus rendered it quite impossible to secure the vessel to the bank, along which she was blown rapidly by the heavy gusts, her head falling off into the stream as she passed close by the Euphrates, which vessel had been backed opportunely to avoid the concussion.
Page 49 - ... the operation of sinking itself did not consume more than three ; indeed the gale was so very violent, that I doubt whether the most powerful vessel, such as a frigate, could have resisted it, unless she were already secured to the bank; and for this there was, in our case, little or no time, as it was barely possible, in the position of our consort, to make fast and save the vessel. " I had little, or rather no hope, that the Euphrates could have escaped, but the intrepid skill of Lieutenant...
Page 84 - That all acquisitions made under the influence of a military force, or by treaty with foreign princes, do of right belong to the state...

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