History of Mandu: The Ancient Capital of Malwa

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Printed at the Education Society's Press, Byculla, 1879 - 123 sider
 

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Side 120 - This country is fpoiled by the many prefents that have been given, and it will be chargeable to followthe example. There is nothing more welcome here, nor did I ever fee men fo fond of drink, as the King and Prince are of red wine, 'whereof the governor of Surat fent up fome bottles, and the King has ever...
Side 106 - ... and with a reckless despair carried death, or met it, in the crowded ranks of Alia. The Tatar conqueror took possession of an inanimate capital, strewed with brave defenders, the smoke yet issuing from the recesses where lay consumed the once fair object of his desire ; and since this devoted day the cavern has been sacred : no eye has penetrated its gloom, and superstition has placed as its guardian a huge serpent, whose " venomous breath" extinguishes the light which might guide intruders*...
Side 120 - When they lay for dead on the ground, he commanded the standers-by to spurn them, and after that the porters to break their staves upon them. Thus most cruelly mangled and bruised, they were carried out ; one of them died on the spot...
Side 91 - Sometimes idols of clay are found, representing human figures. I found one brick on which was a lion, and on others a halfmoon in relief. The bricks are cemented with bitumen, except in one place, which is well preserved, where they are united by a very thin stratum of white cement, which appears to me to be made of lime and sand.
Side 106 - ... was little time for the pyre. The bravest had fallen in defending the breach, now completely exposed. Combustibles were quickly heaped up in reservoirs and magazines excavated in the rock, under which gunpowder was strewed. Kurnavati, mother of the prince, and sister to the gallant Arjoon Hara, Jed the procession of willing victims to their doom, and thirteen thousand females were thus swept at once from the record of life. The gates were thrown open, and the Deola chief, at the head of the survivors,...
Side 120 - Sir Thomas tells the Company that he was very industrious to injure the Dutch. " The Dutch," he says, " are arrived at Surat from the Red Sea, with some money and southern commodities. I have done my best to disgrace them ; but could not turn them out without further danger. Your comfort is, here are goods enough for both...
Side 107 - These two great elephants, together with the two resolute men sitting on them, do at the first entry into this fortress make an impression of I know not what greatness and awful terror.
Side 113 - Prince at the upper end of it. Having no place assigned, I stood right before him, he refusing to admit me to come up the steps, or to allow me a chair. Having received my presents, he offered to go into another room, where I should be allowed to sit, but by the way he made himself drunk out of a case of bottles I gave him, and so the visit ended.
Side 120 - ... of four cords irons like spur-rowels, so that every stroke made four wounds. When they lay for dead on the ground, he commanded the standers-by to spurn them, and after that the porters to break their staves upon them. Thus most cruelly mangled and bruised they were carried out...
Side 116 - ... before him, some of which, being lord elephants, had their chains, bells, and furniture of gold and silver, attended with gilt banners and flags ; and eight or ten elephants waiting on him, clothed in gold, silk, and silver. Thus passed about twelve companies, most richly furnished ; the first...

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