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The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
John W Parker
No preview available - 2015
Alexander Johnston amongst ancient appear Arabic Article authority Bart Bengal Berber Berebbers Bombay Brahmans Burman Calcutta called Captain Ceylon chief Chinese Chola Churamani climate coast coins Colonel colour Committee cotton Council court cultivation districts ditto east feet George Thomas Staunton Ghadamis Goreh granite Hindu hundred India inhabitants islands James John Keddah king kingdom labour land language latitude latter Lieut.-Colonel Mackenzie Madura Malays Martaban Members Mergui miles Mokuddum natives nature Nayak observed Pandya Pandya kingdom Pateel Penang Peninsula Persian person picul plants present priest prince produce Professor province quantity Raja Ramnad reign remarks Resident respect Right Honourable river rocks Royal Asiatic Society rupees Sambass Sanskrit Sek'hara shew Siamese Sir Alexander Johnston soil specimens Tamil Tanjore Tavoy temple Tennasserim Thomas ticals tion town translation trees tribes Vamsa vegetable village William
Page xliii - The bounds of its investigations will be the geographical limits of Asia, and within these limits its enquiries will be extended to whatever is performed by Man, or produced by Nature.
Page 179 - A small channel on the north continues easterly; it was recently cut to prevent the injurous consequences of inundations, which are represented to have frequently happened previous to this undertaking. The Vigay, retaining its name, proceeds eastward for six miles, losing itself in a salt-marsh which extends nearly five miles in length, and about a mile and a half in breadth, where, from the saline nature of the soil, a considerable quantity of salt is extracted. At the east end of the marsh the...
Page 85 - RED clouds in the west, at sunset, especially when they have a tint of purple, portend fine weather ; the reason of which is, that the air, when dry, refracts more red or heat-making rays ; and as dry air is not perfectly transparent, they are again reflected in the horizon. A...
Page civ - At these meetings, the chair shall be taken by the President, or, in his absence, either by the Director or one of the Vice-Presidents; or, should these Officers also be absent, by a Member of the Council.
Page 189 - ... era. These epochs are connected with the mean motions of the sun, moon, and planets, in such a manner, that, setting out from the position which the Indian tables assign to...
Page 350 - Kuweeteh, &c. &c. There are traditional accounts even of a share of the Pateel's office having been sold for 7000 rupees. The office was hereditary ; and the free lands attached to it, together with the numerous rights and emoluments, were alienable, by sale or gift, at the pleasure of the holder. Even the hereditary lands of extinct \ families became the...
Page 332 - Burman code of laws has, to all appearance, been founded on some version of the reputed code of MENU ; but it may be supposed, that as the latter was framed for a race of men differing in many essential points from the Burmans, it must have undergone several modifications -when it was adapted to them : or, at least, whatever may be the actual letter of the Burman code where it follows that of MENU, yet, in practice, deviations from it are frequent. On this question, however, my information is very...
Page lviii - STROVER and RICHARD TAYLOR, Esq. being nominated scrutineers. On the termination of the ballot the President announced, that all the Officers were re-elected ; and that the following gentlemen were elected into the Council in the place of the eight who had retired : — the Right Hon. Lord William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, MP ; the Right Hon. Lord Teignmouth ; the Right Hon. Holt Mackenzie; Henry S. Graeme, Esq.; Colonel James Law Lushington, CB; Henry St.
Page 217 - Tiruvalavar, however, circumstances changed. The old system was subverted, and a new impulse was given to the study of Tamil, which produced, in the course of the ninth century, in the Fandya and Chola kingdoms, a number of the most classical writers in the Tamil tongue.§...
Page 192 - Yacna, l'un des livres religieux des Parses , ouvrage contenant le texte zend expliqué pour la première fois , les variantes des quatre manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale, et la version sanscrite inédite de Nériosengh, par Eugène BURNOUF, membre de l'Institut, professeur de sanscrit au Collège de France.