India, Past and Present, Volume 2

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H.T. Coates & Company, 1903

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Page 251 - The handful of sepoys who attended Hastings would probably have been sufficient to overawe Moorshedabad, or the Black Town of Calcutta. But they were unequal to a conflict with the hardy rabble of Benares. The streets surrounding the palace were filled by an immense multitude, of whom a large proportion, as is usual in Upper India, wore arms. The tumult became a fight, and the fight a massacre. The English officers defended themselves with desperate courage against overwhelming numbers, and fell,...
Page 233 - So saying the good Lord Buddha seated him Under a jambu-tree, with ankles crossed — As holy statues sit — and first began To meditate this deep disease of life, What its far source and whence its remedy. So vast a pity filled him, such wide love For living things, such passion to heal pain, That by their stress his princely spirit passed To ecstasy, and, purged from mortal taint Of sense and self, the boy attained thereat Dhyana, first step of "the path" There flew High overhead that hour five...
Page 212 - 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 Pant, of Bithur, and cast, the dying with the dead, into the well below, on the xvth day of July, MDCCCLVII.
Page 297 - It was not one sustained note, but a multitude of tiny sounds, each clear and distinct in itself ; the sweetest treble mingling with the lowest bass. On applying the ear to the woodwork of the boat, the vibration was greatly increased in volume by conduction.
Page 201 - ... it was the sign of immense riches and increasing prosperity. He had a very loud voice, and a very elegant and pleasant way of speech. His manners and habits were quite different from those of other persons, and his visage was full of godly dignity.
Page 238 - The stone is altogether as bright as jade. It is glistening, and sparkles like light; and all those who pray fervently before it see from time to time, according to their petitions, figures with good or bad signs.
Page 118 - The pile flamed like a volcano ; the faithful queens laved their bodies in the flames, as do the celestials in the lake of Mansurwar. The gods above exclaimed " Dhun, Dhun Ajit ! who maintained the faith, and overwhelmed the Asuras.
Page 137 - On examining and comparing the calculations of these tables with actual observation it appeared there was an error in the former, in assigning the moon's place, of half a degree ; although the error in the other planets was not so great, yet the times of solar and lunar eclipses he...
Page 113 - They are small sturdy men, well made, though not handsome. They are all active, laborious, hardy, and persevering. If they have none of the pride and dignity of the Rajputs, they have none of their indolence or their want of worldly wisdom.
Page 203 - ... which were brought to bear on His Majesty, there grew, gradually as the outline on a stone, the conviction in his heart that there were sensible men in all religions, and abstemious thinkers, and men endowed with miraculous powers, among all nations.

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