Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical and Discursive
Murray, 1903 - 1021 pages
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Page 62 - But such as at this day, to Indians known, In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade High over-arch'd, and echoing walks between...
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Page 482 - Yes, honour calls! — with strength like steel He put the vision by. Let dusky Indians whine and kneel; An English lad must die. And thus, with eyes that would not shrink, With knee to man unbent, Unfaltering on its dreadful brink, To his red grave he went. Vain, mightiest fleets of iron framed; Vain, those all-shattering guns ; Unless proud England keep, untamed, The strong heart of her sons. So, let his name through Europe ring — A man of mean estate, Who died, as firm as Sparta's king, Because...
Page 482 - Some Sikhs, and a private of the Buffs having remained behind with the grog-carts, fell into the hands of the Chinese. On the next morning they were brought before the authorities, and commanded to perform the kotou.
Page 62 - 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...
Page xxii - TECHNICALITIES ; or, A Glossary of Terms — Rural, Official, and General — in daily use in the Courts of Law, and in illustration of the Tenures, Customs, Arts, and Manufactures of Hindustan.
Page 173 - ... in the city to lodge in, may marry, and be made a free burgher for a small sum. When the man sees his spouse, and likes her, they agree on the price and term of weeks, months or years, and then appear before the cadjee or judge of the place, and enter their names and terms in his book, which costs but a shilling, or thereabout.
Page 196 - She, while her Lover pants upon her breast, Can mark the figures on an Indian chest; And when she sees her friend in deep despair Observes how much a Chintz exceeds Mohair.
Page 25 - Nor, creeping through the woods, the gelid race Of berries. Oft in humble station dwells Unboastful worth, above fastidious pomp. Witness, thou best Anana, thou the pride Of vegetable life, beyond whate'er The poets imaged in the golden age : Quick let me strip thee of thy tufty coat, Spread thy ambrosial stores, and feast with Jove!
Page 430 - Major alia : pomo et suavitate praecellentior, quo sapientes Indorum vivunt. Folium alas avium imitatur , longitudine trium cubitorum , latitudine duum. Fructum cortice mittit, admirabilem succi dulcedine, ut uno quaternos satiet. Arbori nomen palae , porno arienae. Plurima est in Sydracis, expeditionum Alexandri termino. Est et alia similis huic , dulcior pomo , sed interaneorum valetudini infesta.