Burma Past and Present, Volumen1

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C. K. Paul & Company, 1878 - 355 páginas
 

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Página 346 - Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices, to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
Página 7 - Proud prelate, I understand you are backward in complying with your agreement : but I would have you know, that I, who made you what you are, can unmake you ; and if you do not forthwith fulfil your engagement, by God I will immediately unfrock you. Yours, as you demean yourself, Elizabeth.
Página 232 - A herald lying on his stomach read aloud my credentials. The literal translation is as follows : ' So-and-So, a great newspaper teacher of the Daily News of London, tenders to his most Glorious Excellent Majesty, Lord of the Ishaddan, King of Elephants, master of many white elephants, lord of the mines of gold, silver, rubies, amber, and the noble serpentine, Sovereign of the Empires of Thuna-paranta and Tampadipa and other great empires and countries, and of all the umbrella-wearing chiefs, the...
Página 30 - Solomon gave this command, that they should go along with his own stewards to the land that was of old called Ophir, but now the Aurea Chersonesus, which belongs to India, to fetch him gold.
Página 285 - A smooth plank of areca-palm is tied horizontally between two trees, each leaf is then damped, and, a weight being attached to one end of it, it is drawn backwards and forwards across the edge of the wood till the surface becomes perfectly smooth and polished ; and during the process, as the moisture dries up, it is necessary to renew it till the effect is complete. The smoothing of a single leaf will occupy from fifteen to twenty minutes.
Página 77 - In the years 1186 and 87, the Kula-pyu, or white strangers of the west, fastened a quarrel upon the Lord of the Golden Palace. They landed at Rangoon, took that place and Prome, and were permitted to advance as far...
Página 196 - The English are the inhabitants of a small and remote island : what business have they to come in ships from so great a distance to dethrone kings, and take possession of countries they have no right to ; they contrive to conquer and govern the black...
Página 161 - The dragon looked on them. — the dragon beguiled the woman and Tha-nai. How is this said to have happened ? The great dragon succeeded in deceiving — deceiving unto death. How do they say it was done ? A yellow fruit took the great dragon, and gave to the children of God; A white fruit took the great dragon, and gave to the daughter and son of God. They transgressed the commands of God, and God turned his face from them. They transgressed the commands of God, and God turned away from them.
Página 77 - They petitioned the King, who, in his clemency and generosity, sent them large sums of money to pay their expenses...
Página 317 - Saghalien, is inhabited by races of people who resemble each other so strongly in moral and physical peculiarities, and in the general character of their languages, as to give rise to a suspicion that they all belong to one stock. With the rivers which descend from the high country of Central Asia, and from their diverging waters on all sides, after traversing extensive regions of lower elevation, into the remote ocean, these nations...

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