Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Indo-China: Reprinted for the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society from Dalrymple's "Oriental Repertory," and the "Asiatic Researches" and "Journal" of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 2

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Trübner & Company, 1887 - Indochina
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Page 148 - After the body of the prince had arrived at the place of cremation, the three Belas in their Bades — each preceded by the bearers of the offerings destined for her, with armed men and bands of music — were conducted to the three fires. Their Bodes were also turned round three times, and were carried round the whole place of cremation.
Page 72 - Balineesche taal," p. 1-8; HN vd Tuuk in "Tijdschrift v. de taalkunde," voL xxv. p. 245 ; Dr. Brandes, " Vergelijkende Klankleer," p. 108-11.] exceedingly difficult for a common man to express himself intelligibly in the high language; and to speak to each rank of a higher or lower degree with full conformity to the laws of politeness, is an accomplishment which many even of the young princes have not attained. The agreement between the Balinese and the Sundanese does not confine itself to words...
Page 146 - Satya is the burning of a wife, who from a platform erected for the purpose, throws herself into the same fire with her husband, committing suicide with the creese at the same time. These may be either lawful wives or concubines, and the latter is not unfrequently the case. Bela, on the contrary, is the burning of a wife, who is burnt in a separate fire, not with her husband, jumping into it alive, without using the creese. This latter method is not thought so much of, but is the more common. These...
Page 91 - Majapahit was altogether in the same style, and that all the rules of the Court of Kediri were carried to Majapahit. For this reason it would be desirable to have this work published (text and translation), accompanied by the necessary notes ; this, however, can only be usefully done in Bali. The manuscript in my possession contains sixty-seven lontar-leaves, each of four lines front and back, and is written very neatly.
Page 211 - Foliis lato lanceolatis, stipulis indivisis, paniculis terminalibus corymbosis, corollae fauce villosa. Byumbada. Malay. Native of Pulo Pinang. A shrub with round smooth branches. Leaves petiolate, opposite, broad lanceolate, 10 inches in length, acuminate, decurrent upon the petiole, entire, very smooth. Petioles short, thick, round, surrounded at the base by a prominent ring, from which a thick rib diverges on each side and unites with a similar one from the base of the opposite leaf to form the...
Page 60 - Bessi, rather than pass the night in so uncomfortable a situation. A sharp walk brought them to the village soon after dark, and a good night's rest repaired the fatigues of the day. The next day was spent at the same place, both for the purpose of resting the people, and of bringing up the tent which had been left in the forest. On the...
Page 226 - Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovate-lanceolate, acute at both ends, serrated, villous with erect hairs, 3-nerved, green above, reddish beneath. Petioles nearly smooth. Stipules none. Peduncles terminal, springing from the centre of a 4-leaved verticil which terminates the branch, and of which two opposite leaves are smaller. The spike is unilateral, about 4-flowered, recurved, smooth, each flower sessile on the upper...
Page 238 - Meliacea^ on the inside of an ovate nectarial tube, which is contracted at the mouth, and conceals the anthers. The stigma is large, sessile, simple as far as I have observed, not double as stated by Loureiro. The ovary appears to be i-celled, and to contain 2 pendulous ovula.
Page 237 - Mai. p. 103. t. 52,) that I have some hesitation in proposing it as a distinct species. The points of difference are the following: — the leaves of this are much longer than those of the Malabar species, which are described as almost veinless, while in this, the transverse veins unite into two very distinct marginal nerves, which it is difficult to suppose could have escaped observation, had they existed in the other. The representation of the inflorescence in...
Page 67 - Long and short arc the reaches of the Musi (river), think you they are the same with the reaches of the Tenang, the shortest of all the reaches of the Aman ? willing or unwilling, I will address my opponent ; I will take the moon by the hand, though she is of the family of the stars, and a daughter of the sun.

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