Notes of Wanderings in the Himmala: Containing Descriptions of Some of the Grandest Scenery of the Snowy Range; Among Others of Nainee Tal

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T.W. Brown, 1844 - Himalaya Mountains - 199 pages

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Page 90 - God made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew : for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till, the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
Page 100 - She was dead. Dear, gentle, patient, noble Nell, was dead. Her little bird — a poor, slight thing the pressure of a finger would have crushed — was stirring nimbly in its cage ; and the strong heart of its child-mistress was mute and motionless for ever.
Page 100 - ... it is not on earth that Heaven's justice ends. Think what it is compared with the World to which her young spirit has winged its early flight, and say, if one deliberate wish expressed in solemn terms above this bed could call her back to life, which of us would utter it...
Page 105 - That giant, Ambition, we never can dread; Our roofs are too low for so lofty a head; Content and sweet cheerfulness open our door, They smile with the simple and feed with the poor.
Page 59 - Nath, those mighty objects of Hindoo superstition, mixing with the skies ; so far out-topping other heights that I had almost considered them illusory, I began to doubt, as I gazed on them, whether there was any interval between heaven and earth...
Page xviii - I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter on the subject of the terms held out to the Fencible Corps now raising.
Page 59 - ... in succession, as they reached them, my guides made their salaams, and returned thanks to whatever divinity they were dedicated, for having assisted them to reach such a height. Behind me, to the north-west, were the snows of Bunderpuch and Dootie, whence the Jumna flows : thence, towards the east, rose the high peaks which mark the source of the holy river, the Ganges — the Rudru Himaleh, like a white cloud, in the horizon — Kedar Nath and Badri...
Page 44 - Immerse your thermometer in water, which must be kept boiling on a brisk fire, leave it for some time, to let the mercury find its level, and then observe the highest point it has risen to. On the present occasion it rose to...
Page 25 - Abundance of wood, of the finest water, of level ground, and other requisites for building to any extent; capabilities for miles of beautiful roads for riding and driving, so much wanted in every other part of the...
Page xv - Monlbons are fet in, they can difcern an high mountainous Land to the Southward of them, and continues in Sight from December to the latter End of February, or the Beginning of 'March, and then difappears. If the Report be true, it muft be fome...

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