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Abstract according afterwards alphabet ancient appears Asiatic authority Barometer Bengal building built Bulb Thermometer Calcutta called century character close Cloudless Cloudy coins collection common complete Delhi direction district ditto doubt Dry Bulb east existed fact feet figure four give given Government ground height hills Hindu Hourly Meteorological Observations Inches India inscription Journal king known language less letter lower marked Mean meeting Meteorological Observations taken miles month native nearly noon Observations obtained occurred original period Persian Pillar portion present probably proposed Rain Raja range received recorded reference reign remains remarks Report Results river Scatd side Society species specimens stone Sunday Surveyor General's Office temple till Towers tree wall whole wind
Page 566 - Cyril of Alexandria mentions that the Sainan«ans were tha philosophers of the Bactrians, showing the extension of Buddhism beyond the confines of India ; and St. Jerome, who like Cyril, lived at the end of the fourth and the beginning of the fifth century...
Page 354 - The true law (it is Cicero who speaks) is right reason conformable to the nature of things, constant, eternal, diffused through all, which calls us to duty by commanding, deters us from sin by forbidding; which never loses its influence with the good, nor ever preserves it with the wicked.
Page ii - Landfalls, or about 48 imperial pints, or two-thirds of a bushel. This was, no doubt, its original meaning, but in the lapse of time it must gradually have acquired the meaning, which it still has, of any good sized piece of open plain.
Page ii - spread out or extended," and is commonly applied to any level piece of ground, including also tableland on the top of a hill. But its more literal and restricted meaning would appear to be that particular extent of land which would require a prastha of seed, that is, 48 double handfulls, or about 48 imperial pints, or two-thirds of a bushel.
Page 500 - Languages, however, though mixed in their dictionary, can never be mixed in their grammar. Hervas was told by missionaries that in the middle of the eighteenth century the Araucans used hardly a single word which was not Spanish, though they preserved both the grammar and the syntax of their own native speech...
Page xiii - The alphabetical character, which are of the oldest form that has yet been found in India, are most clearly and beautifully cut, and there are only a few letters of the whole record lost by the peeling off of the surface of the stone. The inscription ends with a short sentence, in which King Asoka directs the setting up three monolinths in different parts of India, as follows :'Let this religious edict be engraved on stone pillars and stone tablets, that it may endure for ever.
Page xxxi - ... feet long and 31 feet broad, the roof of which was supported on five rows of the tallest and finest of the Hindu pillars. The Mosque is approached through a cloistered court, 145 feet in length from east to west, and 96 feet in width. In the midst of the west half of this court, stands the celebrated Iron Pillar, surrounded by cloisters formed of several rows of Hindu columns of infinite variety of design, and of most delicate execution.
Page xvii - a monument of skill in of 16 inches in diameter and about 50 feet in length. It is true that there are flaws in many parts, which show that the casting is imperfect; but when we consider the extreme difficulty of manufacturing a pillar of such vast dimensions, our wonder will not be diminished by knowing that the casting of the bar is defective. The total height of the pillar above ground is 22 feet, but the smooth shaft is only 15 feet, the capital being 3\ feet, and the rough part of the shaft...
Page xviii - The pillar was accordingly taken up by the Raja's order, and agreeably to the Brahman's prediction, the foot of it was found wet with the blood of the serpent's head." This tradition is also imperfectly related in Purchas's Pilgrims, on the authority of English travellers who visited India during the reigns of Jahangir and Shahjahan.