Indika: The Country and the People of India and Ceylon

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Harper, 1891 - 794 páginas
 

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Página 64 - By bold ambition led, and bolder thirst Of gold. For then from ancient gloom emerged The rising world of trade : the genius, then, Of navigation, that, in hopeless sloth, Had slumbered on the vast Atlantic deep, For idle ages, starting, heard at last The Lusitanian prince ; who, Heaven-inspired, To love of useful glory roused mankind, And in unbounded commerce mixed the world.
Página 231 - To form the nucleus of a Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.
Página 591 - Sacred to the perpetual memory of a great company of Christian people, chiefly women and children, who near this spot were cruelly murdered by the followers of the rebel Nana Dhundu Panth of Bithur, and cast, the dying with the dead, into the well below, on the xvth day of July, MDCCCLVII.
Página 493 - THE boy stood on the burning deck, Whence all but him had fled, The flame that lit the battle's wreck Shone round him o'er the dead. Yet beautiful and bright he stood, As born to rule the storm ; A creature of heroic blood, A proud though childlike form.
Página 34 - Learn from yon Orient shell to love thy foe, And store with pearls the hand that brings thee woe: Free like yon rock, from base, vindictive pride, Emblaze with gems the wrist that rends thy side; Mark where yon tree rewards the stony shower With fruit nectareous, or the balmy flower, All Nature cries aloud : shall man do less Than heal the smiter, and the railer bless...
Página 458 - Work of the National Association for Supplying Female Medical Aid to the Women of India.
Página 538 - ... trees and the grass of the field ; and in June 1770 the Resident at the Durbar affirmed that the living were feeding on the dead.
Página 638 - In this hall was the famous Peacock Throne, so " called from its having the figures of two peacocks " standing behind it, their tails being expanded, and " the whole so inlaid with sapphires, rubies, emeralds, " pearls and other precious stones of appropriate colours
Página 395 - Robinson. Wishing to be very civil to him, she, before a large company, asked him divers questions about his man Friday ! Denon, astonished, did not know what to think at first, but at length discovered by her questions that she really imagined him to be Robinson Crusoe. His astonishment and that of the company cannot be described, nor the peals of laughter which it excited in Paris as the story flew like wildfire through the city, and even Talleyrand himself was ashamed of it.1
Página 638 - Hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast." (If on earth be an Eden of bliss, It is this, it is this, none but this.) The mosques of Shah Jahan are of two kinds.

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