A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific: Or A Physical, Political, and Statistical Account of the World and Its Various Divisions, Том 4

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A. Fullarton and Company, 1832
 

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Страница 422 - into the countries and parts of Asia and Africa, and into and from all the islands, ports, towns, and places of Asia, Africa, and America, or any of them, beyond the cape of Bona Esperanza, or the straits of Magellan, where any traffic may be used, and to and from every of them.
Страница 504 - were we to be driven out of India this day, nothing would remain to tell that it had been possessed, during the inglorious period of our dominion, by any thing better than the
Страница 550 - while religious mendicants of every Hindoo sect offering every conceivable deformity which chalk, cow-dung, disease, matted locks, distorted limbs, and disgusting and hideous attitudes of penance can show, literally line the principal streets on both sides. The number of blind persons is very great ; I was going to say, of lepers also,
Страница 587 - seems to have been expended in their erection. The ancient specimens of architecture at this place, far excel anything that has been attempted in modern times in any other part of the East, both in grandeur and in taste. The chapel of the palace is built after the plan of St Peter's at Home,
Страница 585 - seems to have been expended in their erection. The ancient specimens of architecture at this place, far excel anything that has been attempted in modern times in any other part of the East, both in grandeur and in taste. The chapel of the palace is built after the plan of St Peter's at
Страница 489 - the pilgrims ; and another place a little way out of the town, called by the English the Golgotha, where the dead bodies are usually cast forth, and where dogs and vultures are ever seen. The vultures generally find out the prey first: and begin with the intestines; for the
Страница 489 - in their hands, approached with great celerity. The people opened a way for them ; and when they had come up to the throne, they fell down before him that sat thereon, and worshipped ; and the multitude again sent forth a voice like the sound of a
Страница 489 - thunder. But the voices I now heard were not those of melody or of joyful acclamation, for there is no harmony In the praise of Moloch's worshippers. Their number indeed brought to my mind the countless multitude of the Revelations ; but their voices gave no tuneful hosannah or hallelujah ; but rather a yell of approbation, united with a
Страница 550 - to Hunimaun, the divine ape who conquered Ceylon for Rama, are, in some parts of the town, equally numerous, clinging to all the roofs and little projections of the temples, putting their impertinent heads and hands into every fruiterer's or confectioner's shop, and
Страница 547 - at the same time that there are some, adapted for the hot winds, from which light is carefully excluded. This suite is lined with small mirrors in fantastic frames ; a cascade of water, also surrounded with mirrors, has been made to gush from a recess at the upper end, and marble channels, beautifully inlaid with

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