The Happy Valley: Sketches of Kashmir & the Kashmiris

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1879 - 300 pagina's
 

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Pagina 282 - Singh acknowledges the supremacy of the British Government, and will, in token of such supremacy, present annually to the British Government one horse, twelve perfect shawl goats of approved breed (six male, and six female), and three pairs of Kashmir shawls.
Pagina 281 - Singh engages never to take, or retain in his service any British subject, nor the subject of any European or American State, without the consent of the British Government. "Article...
Pagina 282 - Esquire, and Brevet-Major Henry Montgomery Lawrence, acting under the directions of the Right Honourable Sir Henry Hardinge, GCB Governor-general on the part of the British government, and by Maharajah...
Pagina 154 - When thus detached from the soil they are pressed into somewhat closer contact, and formed into beds of about two yards in breadth, and of an indefinite length. The heads of the sedges, reeds, and other plants of the float, are now cut off, and laid upon its surface, and covered with a thin coat of mud, which, at first intercepted in its descent, gradually sinks into the mass of matted roots. The bed floats, but is kept in its place by a stake of willow driven through it at each end, which admits...
Pagina 145 - ... minutes, and then taken into the canal, by a man standing in the water ; one end is gathered up in his hand, and the shawl swung round and beaten with great force upon a flat stone, being dipped into the canal between every three or four strokes. This occupies about five minutes. They are then dried in the shade, as the hot sun spoils the colours ; and in ten days afterwards the coloured shawls undergo a similar process, but occupying less time. The white ones, after being submitted to the process,...
Pagina 2 - Softness, mantling over the sublime — snugness, generally elsewhere incompatible with extent — are the prevailing characteristics of the scenery of Kashmir ; and verdure and the forest appear to have deserted the countries on the northward, in order to embellish the slopes from its snowy mountains, give additional richness to its plains, and combine with its...
Pagina 280 - Singh, and the heirs male of his body, all the hilly or mountainous country, with its dependencies, situated to the eastward of the river Indus, and westward of the river...
Pagina 281 - Singh will refer to the arbitration of the British Government any disputes or questions that may arise between himself and the government of Lahore, or any other neighbouring state, and will abide by the decision of the British Government.
Pagina 280 - Henry Montgomery Lawrence, acting under the orders of the Right Honourable Sir Henry Hardinge, GCB, one of Her Britannic Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Governor-General, appointed by the Honourable Company to direct and control all their affairs in the East...

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