The Gazetteer of the Central Provinces of India

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Sir Charles Grant
Printed at the Education society's Press, Bombay, 1870 - 582 sider
 

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Side lxxxiii - Nermada is not here navigable), and without much inland commerce,2 but under the fostering hand of a race of Gond princes, a numerous people tilled a fertile country, and still preserve, in the neatness of their houses, in the number and magnificence of their temples, their ponds, and other public works, in the size of their towns, and in the frequency of their plantations, the undoubted signs of enviable prosperity.
Side xciv - Pindarries were neither encumbered with tents nor baggage ; each horseman carried a few cakes of bread for his own subsistence, and some feeds of grain for his horse. The party, which usually consisted of two or three thousand good horse, with a proportion of mounted...
Side xxiv - is not apiece of water with regular banks, " crowned with rows or avenues of trees, with an artificial dyke and " sluices, and with fields around it, but it is an irregular expanse of " water ; its banks are formed by rugged hills, covered with low forests "that fringe the water where the wild beasts repair to drink; its " dykes, mainly shaped out of spurs from the hills, are thrown athwart " the hollows, a part only being formed by masonry ; its sluices often " consist of chasms or fissures in the...
Side xl - Hislop, and are interesting from their fossil contents, as well as their mineral character and peculiar stratigraphical position. It would be out of place here to enter into any discussion of the various explanations which have been given of these. It must suffice to say that both in their lithological character [calcareous muds] ; in their distribution [local and irregular lenticular masses, not extending laterally to any great distance] ; in the fossils contained...
Side 351 - India, 5,000 feet above the sea, and pursuing a serpentine westerly course for 750 miles through a hilly tract, which runs parallel to, and borders closely both its banks, may be said to flow through a longitudinal cleft rather than a distinct valley, and to present the general characters of a mountain stream more than anything else. No great depth of water can ever be expected in it, from the nature of its tributaries, except in the monsoon ; neither, were they to promise better, could it be retained,...
Side 450 - Jhiras, in consideration of their undertaking the search for diamonds. When the country lapsed in 1850, these villages were resumed. So far as can be gathered from the various sources of information, large and valuable diamonds have been occasionally met with ; but the evidence on this point is somewhat conflicting.
Side 486 - On Lough Neagh's bank as the fisherman strays, When the clear, cold eve's declining, He sees the round towers of other days, In the wave beneath him shining! Thus shall memory often, in dreams sublime, Catch a glimpse of the days that are over, Thus, sighing, look through the waves of time For the long-faded glories they cover!
Side 60 - an irrigation tank is not a piece of water with regular banks, crowned with rows or avenues of trees, with an artificial dyke and sluices, and with fields around it, but it is an irregular expanse of water ; its banks are formed by rugged hills, covered with low forests that fringe the...
Side 13 - Lar repaired to General Doveton's head-quarters, to endeavour to procure terms, but in vain ; and on the morning of the 9th a British party took possession of the upper fort, the garrison descending into the pettah, and grounding their matchlocks in a square of British troops formed for their reception.
Side 323 - An offer was made to Berquin of the chamber reserved for the greatest personages, for princes of the blood, and of permission to walk in the courtyard for two hours a day, one in the morning and the other in the evening, in the absence of the other prisoners.

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