Indian life: a tale of the Carnatic, Volume 1

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Page 202 - The cunningest robbers in the world are in that country. They use a certain slip with a running noose, which they can cast with so much sleight about a man's neck, when they are within reach of him, that they never fail, so that they strangle him in a trice.
Page 199 - Some on the lower boughs which crost their way, Fixing their bearded fibres, round and round, With many a ring and wild contortion wound; Some to the passing wind at times, with sway Of gentle motion swung; Others of younger growth, unmoved, were hung Like stone-drops from the cavern's fretted height...
Page 228 - will build the waste places' of this country. But should it be done after we are laid in the grave, what harm ? This country is covered with thorns ; let us plough and sow good seed, and entreat the Lord to make it spring up. Our labour in the Lord, in his cause and for his glory, will not be in vain.
Page 228 - ... the Public Service. THE POOR AND THE INJURED LOOKED UP TO HIM AS AN UNFAILING FRIEND AND ADVOCATE ; THE GREAT AND POWERFUL concurred in yielding him the highest homage ever paid in this quarter of the globe to European virtue. THE LATE...
Page 243 - Just like Love is yonder rose, Heavenly fragrance round it throws, Yet tears its dewy leaves disclose, And in the midst of briars it blows, Just like Love.
Page 258 - ... the mountains which separate India from Tartary ; and running through the dominions of the Great Mogul, discharges itself by several mouths into the bay of Bengal. It is not only esteemed by the Indians for the depth and pureness of its stream, but for a supposed sanctity which they believe to be in its waters. It is visited annually by several hundred thousand pilgrims, who pay their devotions to the river...
Page 227 - I took them to the merchants, who, to my most agreeable surprise, valued them at 136 pagodas, so that I could prosecute my plan without interruption. I hope that God, who has so graciously furnished me with the means of building a house of prayer, will fill it also with spiritual children, to the praise of his name. He is strong who hath promised us such glorious things. Read for that purpose my favourite chapter of Isaiah, xlix. ver. 4, 5, 6, 7, 18, 19, 20. I cheerfully believe that God will build...
Page 199 - ... wound; Some to the passing wind at times, with sway Of gentle motion swung; Others of younger growth, unmoved, were hung Like stone-drops from the cavern's fretted height ; Beneath was smooth and fair to sight, Nor weeds nor briars deform'd the natural floor, And through the leafy cope which bower'd it o'er Came gleams of chequer'd light.
Page 229 - Rajah, with the administration of all the affairs of his country. On a spot of ground, granted to him by the same Prince, two miles east of Tanjore, he built a house for his residence, and made it AN OKFHAN ASYLUM.
Page 111 - It was like one of those ancient druidical monuments, called Rocking-stones. The finger of Cupid, boy as he is painted, could put her feelings in motion, but the power of Hercules could not have destroyed their equilibrium.

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