Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U.S. Grant, Ex-president of the United States, to Various Countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879. To which are Added Certain Conversations with General Grant on Questions Connected with American Politics and History, Part 1
American News Company, 1879 - 1262 pages
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The influence of a European taste is seen in the mosaic , which repeats the
Florentine school , and is even carried out in the bazaars , where Agra mosaic
that looks like a crude imitation of Florence is a specialty . This influence came
Out of revenge a relative of the mutilated and despised Ceylon princess was
induced to carry away the beautiful wife of ... and twenty arms , came in the shape
of a beggar , and carried off the princess in his chariot through the air to Ceylon .
The streets had been cleaned and swept for our coming , and men , carrying
goatskins of water , were sprinkling them . Soldiers were stationed at various
points to salute , and sometimes the salute was accompanied with a musical
banging on ...
The bazaars , in which dealers are crouching ; the holy men and ascetics
covered with ashes ; the maidens , with green and scarlet drapery , carrying huge
water pitchers on their heads ; the beggars ; the brown , naked children rolling in
It is not long since there died at Calcutta the elephant which carried Warren
Hastings when Governor - General of India — a century ago . There are two
methods of riding elephants . One is in a box like the four seats of a carriage , the
other on ...
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Initially released in two volumes, this work has been combined and abridged by historian Fellman. Young, the European correspondent for the New York Herald, joined the Civil Warrior's entourage as he ... Read full review