East by West: A Journey in the Recess, Volume 2

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Page 270 - Somnauth, so long the memorial of your humiliation, are become the proudest record of your national glory; the proof of your superiority in arms over the nations beyond the Indus. To you, Princes and Chiefs of Sirhind, of Rajwarra, of Malwa, and of Guzerat, I shall commit this glorious trophy of successful war.
Page 270 - Our victorious army bears the gates of the temple of Somnauth in triumph from Afghanistan, and the despoiled tomb of Sultan Mahomed looks upon the ruins of Ghuznee. The insult of eight hundred years is at last avenged. The gates of the temple of Somnauth, so long the memorial of your humiliation, are become the proudest record of your national glory ; the proof of your superiority in arms over the nations beyond the Indus.
Page 256 - 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.
Page 238 - ... the Residency building as we approach it — on what, indeed, was once the lawn — has been raised an artificial mound, its slopes covered with flowering shrubs, its summit bearing the monumental obelisk, on the pedestal of which is the terse, appropriate inscription: — "In memory of Major-General Sir Henry Lawrence and the brave men who fell in defence of the Residency.
Page 165 - They do not even know,' the indignant colonist said by way of climax, ' that Hong-kong is an island.' That is a just and unanswerable reproach, and by way of averting its adaptation to Bombay, I hasten to say that the city is actually an island, extending over an area of twenty-two square miles. It is one of the few valuable acquisitions that came with 'the Stuarts, being ceded to this country in 1661 as part of the dowry of the Portuguese princess Catharine on her marriage with Charles II. Some...
Page 197 - When Babylon was struggling with Nineveh for •supremacy, when Tyre was planting her colonies, when Athens was growing in strength, before Rome had become known, or Greece had contended with Persia, or Cyrus had added lustre to the Persian monarchy, or Nebuchadnezzar had captured Jerusalem, and the inhabitants of Judaea had been carried into captivity, she had already risen to greatness, if not to glory.
Page 254 - Bound the chancel is a row of memorial tablets, set there " to the glory of God and in memory of more than a thousand Christian people who met their deaths hard by between the 6th of June and the 15th of July, 1857.
Page 179 - ... takes it to the printer, selecting her own colours. These often seem bold regarded by themselves ; but, gracefully wrapped around the swarthy limbs and shoulders, and mingling with the particoloured throng, they are enchanting. After a pretty extensive journey through the largest towns in North-West India, I do not remember to have seen among the lowest classes five women who were badly dressed, and these exceptions were probably Persians. The innate art taste of the natives of India is shown...
Page 269 - ... them are filled with fountains. Though the building is an incrustation of gold, marble, and precious stones, water is still its most beautiful ornament. Within these fairy precincts lie the gardens, still overrun with roses and jasmine vines, in the midst of which fountains are playing. There is also a court, paved with squares of black and white marble, so as to form &pachisi board.
Page 174 - Parsee in high glazed hat, white cotton bed-gown, and bright red trousers, hailing his deity in the rising sun ; whilst on the sward close by was an Englishman in flannels and sun-helmet diligently riding round, taking his exercise at the only hour possible in this Christmas weather. The low wall which flanks Queen's Road at this part serves other purposes than that of patrol ground of the ants. It is a favourite sleeping quarter for the fastidious native who finds his overcrowded dwelling too hot....

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