Manual of Coorg: A Gazetter of the Natural Features of the Country, and the Social and Political Condition of Its Inhabitants
C. Stolz, 1870 - 474 pages
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Page 445 - More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Catholic Church; that it may be so guided and governed by Thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life.
Page 28 - Twas a fair scene wherein they stood, A green and sunny glade amid the wood, And in the midst an aged Banian grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree, For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propt its lofty head; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root, Straight like a plummet, grew towards the ground.
Page 19 - A branch is cut corresponding to the length and diameter of the sack wanted. It is soaked a little and then beaten with clubs until the inner bark separates from the wood.
Page 407 - Superintendent shall postpone the sale of the lot until such claim shall be disposed of in due course of law. XVIII. Reserves of grazing and forest land, of land for the growth of firewood, for building sites...
Page 328 - Wodyar, that they are required to place themselves under the protection of the British authorities, by whom they will be kindly received, and their rights and privileges respected ; and that such of them as may in any way render assistance to the enemy will be considered as traitors and punished accordingly.
Page 37 - There we sat, in the midst of the open court, with a couple of full-sized tigers in our company, and nothing on earth to prevent their munching us all up ! The well-fed and well-bred beasts, however, merely lounged about, rubbed their noses together, and then tumbling on the ground, rolled about like a couple of kittens at play. I could, however, detect the rajah spying at me out of the corner of his eye, and half-smiling at the success of his trick. After a time the men were recalled, and the tigers...
Page 22 - Wales' plume. These gorgeous clusters stood at the distance of fifteen or twenty yards from one another, and being totally free from the interruption of brushwood, could be distinguished at a great distance — more than a mile certainly, in every direction, forming, under the influence of an active imagination, naves and transepts, aisles and choirs, such as none but a Gothic architect ever dared to conceive.
Page 327 - Coorg has for a long time past been of such a nature as to render him unworthy of the friendship and protection of the British Government. Unmindful of his duty as a ruler, and regardless of his obligations as a dependent ally of the East India Company, he has been guilty of the greatest oppression and cruelty towards the people subject to his government, and he has evinced the most wanton disrespect of the authority of, and the most hostile disposition towards, the former, from whom he and his ancestors...
Page 167 - Bannas, and they set to work. A pit is dug in the middle room of the house, or in the yard, or the stable, or the field, as the occasion may require. Into this one of the magicians descends. He sits down in Hindu fashion, muttering mantras. Pieces of wood are laid across the pit, and covered with earth a foot or two deep. Upon this platform a fire of jack-wood is kindled, into which butter, sugar, different kinds of grain, etc.
Page 19 - A boundless deep immensity of shade. Here lofty trees, to ancient song unknown, The noble sons of potent heat and floods Prone-rushing from the clouds, rear high to Heaven Their thorny stems ; and broad around them throw Meridian gloom.