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Page 173 - While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; 'When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; 'And when Rome falls — the World.
Page 197 - The plinth is a polygon of twenty sides : the basement story has the same number of faces formed into convex flutes which are alternately angular and semicircular, the next has semicircular flutes, and in the third they are all angular. Then rises a plain story, and above it soars a partially fluted story, whose shaft is adorned with bands of marble and red sandstone.
Page 212 - Siri is a round city. Its buildings are lofty ; they are surrounded by fortifications built of stone and brick, and they are very strong ; old Delhi also has a similar strong fort, but it is larger than that of Siri. From the fort of Siri to that of old Delhi, which is a considerable distance, there runs a strong wall built of stone and cement.
Page 171 - ... a courtier, jealous of the Brahman's influence, declared that the pillar was not placed over the serpent's head, but that he could point out the true place, which he had seen in a dream. The pillar was accordingly taken up by the Raja's order, and agreeably to the Brahman's prediction, the foot of it was found wet with the blood of the serpent's head.
Page 166 - ... the pillar. The last ten lines of the eastern face, as well as the whole of the continuous inscription round the shaft, are peculiar to the Delhi pillar.
Page 171 - Vasuki, the serpent king. A lady traveller, who visited Delhi between 1804 and 1814, heard the tradition in a somewhat different way. A Brahman told the king that if he could place the seat of his government on the head of the snake that supports the world, his kingdom...
Page 140 - Kanoj during the latter half of the sixth, and the first half of the seventh century.
Page 204 - Kiblah of white marble discoloured with age. About 5 ft. from the ground are several lines in Kufik. The tomb is in the centre, and has been greatly injured ; the top part is of modern masonry. Cunningham says that there is no roof, "but there is good reason to believe that it was originally covered by an overlapping Hindu dome. A single stone of one of the overlapping circles, with Arabic letters on it, still remains.
Page 212 - I took a ride round the cities. Siri is a round city. Its buildings are lofty ; they are surrounded by fortifications built of stone and brick, and they are very strong ; old Delhi also has a similar strong fort, but it is larger than that of Siri.
Page 64 - Ben preserves the very same story which is recorded by Hwen Thsang. That the stupa was intended to commemorate a Chakravartti Raja might also have been inferred from its position at the meeting of four principal roads. " For a Chakravartti Raja," said Buddha addressing Auanda, " they build the thupo at a spot where four principal roads meet.