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" Asia. It was commonly believed that half a million of human beings was crowded into that labyrinth of lofty alleys, rich with shrines, and minarets, and balconies, and carved oriels, to which the sacred apes clung by hundreds. The traveller could scarcely... "
The Sacred City of the Hindus: An Account of Benares in Ancient and Modern Times - Page 3
by Matthew Atmore Sherring - 1868 - 388 pages
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Historical Essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1921 - 501 pages
...nor were the resources of his fruitful mind by any means exhausted. His first design was on Benares, a city which in wealth, population, dignity, and sanctity,...of lofty alleys, rich with shrines, and minarets, and balconies, and carved oriels, to which the sacred apes clung by hundreds. The traveler could scarcely...
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Distinguished Anglo-Indians

William Ferguson Beatson Laurie - 1999 - 372 pages
...vivid " Chapter," writes : — " Mr. Macaulay has given the following graphic description of 'Benares, a city which in wealth, population, dignity, and sanctity,...of lofty alleys, rich with shrines, and minarets, and balconies, and carved oriels, to which the sacred apes clung by hundreds. The traveller could scarcely...
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Tales and Sketches: 1843-1849

Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Ollive Mabbott, Eleanor D. Kewer - 2000 - 1451 pages
...of the Right Hon. Warren Hastings (gv., London, 1841): His [Hastings'] first design was on Benares, a city which in wealth, population, dignity, and sanctity,...that half a million of human beings was crowded into thai labyrinth of lofty alleys, rich with shrines, and minarets, and balconies, and carved oriels,...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 74

1842
...nor were the resources of his fruitful mind by any means exhausted. His first design was on Benares* a city which in wealth, population, dignity, and sanctity,...of lofty alleys, rich with shrines, and minarets, and balconies, and carved oriels, to which the sacred apes clung by hundreds. The traveller could scarcely...
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Warren Hastings: King of the Nabobs

Sir Keith Grahame Feiling, Michael Edwardes - 1976 - 208 pages
...his fruitful mind by any means exhausted. His first design was on Benares, a city which in wealth, 15 population, dignity, and sanctity, was among the foremost...of lofty alleys, rich with shrines, and minarets, and balconies, and carved oriels, to which the sacred apes clung by hundreds. 20 The traveller could...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 44

1842
...were the resources of his fruitful mind by , any means exhausted. His first design was on Benares, a city which in wealth, population, dignity, and sanctity,...of human beings was crowded into that labyrinth of loftly alleys, rich with shrines, and minarets, and balconies, and carved oriels, to which the sacred...
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