Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan: Or The Central and Western Rajput States of India, Volume 2

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H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1920 - 1862 pages

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Page 602 - That day, as other solemn days, they spent In song and dance about the sacred hill ; Mystical dance, which yonder starry sphere Of planets, and of fix'd, in all her wheels Resembles nearest, mazes intricate, Eccentric, intervolved, yet regular Then most, when most irregular they seem ; And in their motions harmony divine So smooths her charming tones, that God's own ear Listens delighted.
Page 595 - If I beheld the sun when it shined, Or the moon walking in brightness ; And my heart hath been secretly enticed, Or my mouth hath kissed my hand : This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge : For I should have denied the God that is above.
Page 669 - When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive...
Page 699 - Of those who reared them; by his sleeping side Stood camels grazing, and some goodly steeds Were fastened near a fountain; and a man Clad in a flowing garb did watch the while, While many of his tribe slumbered around...
Page 630 - Causes import your need of this fair fruit, Goddess humane: reach then, and freely taste." He ended ; and his words, replete with guile, Into her heart too easy entrance won...
Page 669 - High courage, patriotism, loyalty, honour, hospitality, and simplicity are qualities which must at once be conceded to them; and if we cannot vindicate them from charges to which human nature in every clime is obnoxious ; if we are compelled to admit the deterioration of moral dignity, from the continual inroads of, and their...
Page 669 - When a female is born, no anxious inquiries await the mother — no greetings welcome the new-comer who appears an intruder on the scene, which often closes in the hour of its birth.
Page 747 - Oudeypore have fallen by improper means into the possession of others, and solicits the restitution of those places ; the British Government, from a want of accurate information, is not able to enter into any positive engagement on this subject, but will always keep in view the renovation of the prosperity of the State of...
Page 747 - ... to protect the principality and territory of Oudeypore. ARTICLE 3. The Maharana of Oudeypore will always act in subordinate co-operation with the British Government, and acknowledge its supremacy and will not have any connection with other Chiefs or States. ARTICLE 4. The Maharana of Oudeypore will not enter into any negotiation with any Chief or State without the knowledge and sanction of the British Government; but his usual amicable correspondence with friends and relations shall continue.
Page 669 - Chondawut of Saloombra, who expended on the marriage of his daughter a sum even greater than his sovereign could have afforded , and to have his name blazoned by the bards and genealogists, he sacrificed the beneficent views of one of the wisest of the Rajpoot race. Until vanity suffers itself to be controlled, and the aristocratic Rajpoot submit to republican simplicity,1 the evils arising from nuptial profusion will not cease.

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