Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Volume 13

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Bishop's College Press, 1844 - Asia

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Page 4 - And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Page 4 - Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon ; sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans : for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. Take the millstones, and grind meal : uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
Page 328 - Bedouins visit all the trees in succession, and make a deep incision in each, pulling off a narrow strip of bark for about five inches below the wound. This is left for a month, when a fresh incision is made in the same place, but deeper. A third month elapses, and the operation is again repeated, after which the gum is supposed to have attained a proper degree of consistency.
Page xlix - Assamese, and it is only within a few years that it has been revived.
Page 253 - It was a winter such as when birds die In the deep forests ; and the fishes lie Stiffened in the translucent ice, which makes Even the mud and slime of the warm lakes A wrinkled clod as hard as brick...
Page 5 - India, binding each community to follow only those pur. suits which their predecessors have been engaged in, prevails with equal effect among this migratory tribe, to whom every art is equally unknown. When sickness occurs, they lead the sick man to the feet of the bullock called
Page 5 - On this animal no burden is ever laid, but he is decorated with streamers of red-dyed silk and tinkling bells, with many brass chains and rings on neck and feet, and strings of...
Page 1 - Vindhya mountains, which run east and west from the Ganges to Guzerat, and the broad tract of forest which extends north and south from the neighbourhood of Allahabad to the latitude of Masulipatam, and, with interruptions, almost to Cape Comorin. In some places the forest has been encroached on by cultivation ; and the inhabitants have remained in the plains as village watchmen, hunters, and other trades suited to their habits. In a few places their...
Page xii - Hon'ble the President then proposed. " That as a testimony of the high sense entertained by this Society of Mr. Hodgson's scientific and literary labours, and also as a mark of personal regard, he be requested to sit to some first-rate Artist for his bust, to be placed in its Public Meeting Room.
Page 16 - Panch Pandya are represented : the box of bamboo containing them is each morning placed on a part of the floor fresh covered with cow dung ; and on the lid being opened to expose the drawings, they burn frankincense, and bow down to the ground in worship, — " Oh Panch Pandya, by you we live, continue to give us our daily bread I'' They are not restricted to one wife, and they bury all their dead, except lepers, whom they burn.

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