Travels from India to England: Comprehending a Visit to the Burman Empire, and a Journey Through Persia, Asia Minor, European Turkey, &c. in the Years 1825-26

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Parbury, Allen, 1827 - 301 pages

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Page 135 - There's a bower of roses by BENDEMEER'S' stream, And the nightingale sings round it all the day long; In the time of my childhood 'twas like a sweet dream, To sit in the roses and hear the bird's song.
Page 243 - MID pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home! A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there, Which seek through the world is ne'er met with elsewhere.
Page 65 - When every path was throng'd with old and young, And many a skylark in his strength upsprung To bid them welcome.
Page ix - Operations in Ava ; an Account of the Proceedings of the present Mission from the Supreme Government of India, to the Court of Tehran, and a Summary of the Causes and Events of the existing War between Russia and Persia; with Sketches of Natural History, Manners and Customs, and illustrated with Maps and Plates.
Page 34 - Upon endeavouring to cut down the massive teak pillars on which it was raised, they found that the edges of their hatchets were all turned. On examining into the cause of this, they found that the pillars were petrified throughout, though the house had only been built ten years ; and the pillars were under water three months in the year during the monsoon.
Page 6 - Oriental modes of salutation ; he spoke to them in Malay, and other languages ; they returned no answer, but continued crouching in their menacing attitude, pointing their weapons at us wherever we turned. I held out my handkerchief towards them, but they would not come from behind the bushes to take it. I placed it upon the ground, and we retired in order to allow them to pick it up : still they did not move. " I counted sixteen strong and able-bodied men opposite to us, many of them very lusty...
Page 6 - I counted sixteen strong and able-bodied men opposite to us, many of them very lusty ; and farther on six more. They were very different in appearance from what the natives of the Great Andaman are described to be, namely, a puny race. The whole party was completely naked, with the exception of a stout man, nearly six feet in height, who was standing up along with two or three women in the rear : he wore on his head a red cloth with white spots. They were the most ferocious and wild-looking beings...
Page 6 - ... suddenly upon a party of natives, lying on their bellies behind the bushes, armed with spears, arrows, and long bows, which they bent at us in a threatening manner. The Lascars, as soon as they saw them, fell back in great consternation, levelling their muskets, and running into the sea towards the boat. It was with great difficulty we could prevent the cowardly rascals from firing : the tyndal was the only one who stood by the chief mate and myself. We advanced within a few paces of the natives,...
Page 53 - It cciumands a view of the river and of Fort William. 'The appearance of Lord Amherst on this scene did not exactly correspond with what might have been expected from the Governor-General of India, though it accorded with his unassuming character. He rode in plain clothes, on a white horse, not remarkable for its beauty, attended by a single aide-de-camp, and couple of troopers of the bodyguard, who were dressed in red hussar jackets, with silver lace, leather breeches, and long boots, caps and feathers....

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