Thirty-eight Years in India: From Juganath to the Himalaya Mountains, Part 4, Volume 2

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Page 320 - O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness...
Page 103 - Bhotanese quarrelsome, cowardly, and cruel. A group of Lepchas is exceedingly picturesque. They are of short stature — four feet eight inches to five feet — rather broad in the chest, and with muscular arms, but small hands and slender wrists.* The face is broad, flat, and of eminently Tartar character, flat-nosed and oblique-eyed, with no beard, and little moustache ; the complexion is sallow, or often a clear olive ; the hair is collected into an immense tail, plaited flat or round. The lower...
Page 104 - LAMA. amiable and obliging, frank, humorous, and polite, without the servility of the Hindoos ; and their address is free and unrestrained. Their intercourse with one another and with Europeans is scrupulously honest ; a present is divided equally amongst many, without a syllable of discontent or grudging look or word : each, on receiving his share, coming up and giving the donor a brusque bow and thanks.
Page 528 - I have complied with all the judiciary forms : I have demanded, as the last of the creditors, that which is due to me. My services are treated as fables, my demand is denounced as ridiculous, I am treated as. the vilest of mankind.
Page 103 - Though fond of bathing when they can come to a stream in hot weather, and expert, even admirable swimmers, these people never take to the water for the purpose of ablution, In disposition they are amiable and obliging, frank, humorous. and polite, without the servility of the Hindoos, and their address is free and unrestrained. " Their intercourse with one another, and with Europeans, is scrupulously honest...
Page 507 - owing to sundry causes, the minds of the people in these districts are at present in a very restless and disaffected state, and they have generally conceived the idea that there is an intention on the part of Government to commence and carry through a systematic interference with their religion, their caste, and their social customs.
Page 102 - The Lepcha is the aboriginal inhabitant of Sikkim, and the prominent character in Darjeeling, where he undertakes all sorts of out-door employment. The race to which he belongs is a very singular one ; markedly Mongolian in features, and a good deal too, by imitation, in habit ; still he differs from his...
Page 102 - The earliest traditions which they have of their history date no further back than some three hundred years, when they describe themselves as having been long-haired, half-clad savages. At about that period they were visited by Tibetans, who introduced Boodh worship, the plaiting of their hair into pig-tails, and many of their own customs.
Page 97 - Nepal when very young, and in indifferent health ; and finding time to spare, cast about for the best method of employing it : he had no one to recommend or direct a pursuit, no example to follow, no rival to equal or surpass ; he had never been acquainted with a scientific man, and knew nothing of science except the name. The natural history of men and animals, in its most comprehensive sense, attracted his attention ; he sent to Europe for books, and commenced the study of ethnology and zoology....
Page 98 - By unceasing exertions and a princely liberality, Mr. Hodgson has unveiled the mysteries of the Boodhist religion, chronicled the affinities, languages, customs, and faiths of the Himalayan tribes; and completed a natural history of the animals and birds of these regions. His collections of specimens are immense, and are illustrated by drawings and descriptions taken from life, with remarks on the anatomy,* habits, and localities of the animals themselves.

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