Ceylon in 1893: Describing the Progress of the Island Since 1803, Its Present Agricultural and Commercial Enterprises, and Its Unequalled Attractions to Visitors, with Useful Statistical Information, Specially Prepared Map, and Upwards of One Hundred Illustrations

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John Haddon & Company, 1893 - Agriculture - 491 pages

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Page 423 - The patronizing air of his people nettled him — caused him to reflect somewhat bitterly that "a prophet is not without honour save in his own country.
Page 178 - Trust me, Clara Vere de Vere, From yon blue heavens above us bent The grand old gardener and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent.
Page 442 - Her chest should be capacious; her breasts, firm and conical, like the yellow cocoa-nut, and her waist small — almost small enough to be clasped by the hand. Her hips should be wide; her limbs tapering; the soles of her feet, without any hollow, and the surface of her body in general soft, delicate, smooth, and rounded, without the asperities of projecting bones and sinews.
Page 289 - The huge vidette remained in his position, still as a rock, for a few minutes, and then made three successive stealthy advances of several yards (halting for some minutes between each, with ears bent forward to catch the slightest sound), and in this way he moved slowly up to the water's edge. Still he did not venture to quench his thirst, for though his...
Page 375 - Suffice it to say, that from the date of the introduction* of Buddhism into Ceylon, BC 307, that history is authenticated by the concurrence of every evidence which can contribute to verify the annals of any country.
Page 178 - Honour and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honour lies.
Page 311 - If it were proposed to select one temple which should exhibit all the beauties of the Dravidian style in their greatest perfection, and at the same time exemplify all its characteristic defects of design, the choice would almost inevitably fall on that at Ramisseram, in the island of Paumben (Woodcut No.
Page 398 - ... put, and solved, so exactly appealed,—to such a reader both the easy grace of the opening dialogue, as of a ship sailing in calm waters, and the real eloquence of occasional passages, more especially of the perorations by which the solutions are sometimes closed, must have been a continual feast . I venture to think that the ' Questions of Milinda' is undoubtedly the master-piece of Indian prose; and indeed is the best book of its class, from a literary point of view, that had then been produced...
Page 379 - ... loyalty to him that they build forts and keep watches round about his country to prevent foreign nations and enemies from coming ; and that as they are thus employed in his majesty's service, so it is for sustenance, which they want, that occasioned their coming" up into his majesty's country...

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