Ceylon and the Cingalese: their history, government, and religion ... and capabilities of the island ...

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W. Shoberl, 1850
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Seite 231 - In this island there is a very high mountain, so rocky and precipitous that the ascent to the top is impracticable, as it is said, excepting by the assistance of iron chains employed for that purpose. By means of these some persons attain the summit, where the tomb of Adam, our first parent, is reported to be found. Such is the account given by the Saracens.
Seite 230 - January ; and as soon as their rich cargo had been transported on the backs of camels from the Red Sea to the Nile, and had descended that river as far as Alexandria, it was poured, without delay, into the capital of the empire. The objects of Oriental traffic...
Seite 294 - In order to elude the arts of the adikar, the governor promised that Major-General Macdowall should be sent as ambassador, if the consent of the king were previously obtained to his carrying with him a sufficient military force to maintain his independence. It was at the same time proposed, that if the king should approve of it, he should transport his person and his court for greater safety to the British territories, there to enjoy all his royal rights, and to depute to Pilimi Talawe, the adikar,...
Seite 256 - The Dutch, knowing his proud spirit, make their advantage of it, by flattering him with their ambassadors, telling him that they are his majesty's humble subjects and servants ; and that it is out of their 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 coining up into his majesty's country.
Seite 267 - I have the honour of acquainting your Highness, that I am appointed ambassador to your Highness" Durbar, by his Excellency the Right Honourable Lord Macartney, the Governor, and the Presidency of Madras ; and that I am charged with a letter to your Highness, from the Governor, in order to explain to you their favourable sentiments, and assure you of their friendship. I suppose your Highness has already heard of the great successes of the English against their enemies, particularly the Dutch, whom...
Seite 290 - Although he had five legitimate wives or queens, as well as concubines, he did not leave any male issue ; and he bore the character of an indolent, voluptuous man, " addicted to love and poetry, and to nothing else, and who ruled his subjects with an easy yoke.
Seite 287 - THeir Learning is but small. All they ordinarily learn is to read and to write. But it is no shame to a man if he can do neither. Nor have they any Schools wherein they might be taught and instructed in these or any other Arts.
Seite 251 - ... and the erection of some military posts to awe the natives. But the Portuguese appear never to have properly discovered the advantages to be derived from this island, either in a commercial or military point of view. Their...
Seite 334 - Candy, between his excellency the governor and commander of the forces on behalf of his Majesty, and of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, on the one part, and the...

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