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There are more birds in the streets of this million-peopled city than in an English woodland. Loved the descriptions of India.

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One is all for religion until one visits a really religious country. Tolstoy objected to too much cleanliness on the ground that to be too clean is a badge of class. First published inthis reprint copy in nice condition.

They are of marble ; Fatehpur is only of sandstone. It is divided up into three square chambers, in line and communi- cating; and the characteristically Hindu ceilings of these chambers are supported by a number of very tall Hindu columns. Passengers begin to leave the ship. He would begin by pointing out that, the dimensions of the main building and the plat- form being what they are, it was impossible to give the four subsidiary structures more than a certain limited mass between them, a mass small in pro- portion to the Taj itself.

Hearing behind me that ex- plosive combination of a bellow and a bark, I have often started in alarm, thinking I was on the point of being attacked. Hard To Find Books. The hall was crowded.


Interior bears inked signature on flypage; is otherwise clean and unmarked; a firm pillate. Beyond it the plains stretched greyly away into the vapours of distance. Full text of ” Jesting Pilate: It is a swindle!

Nathan rated it jestint liked it Dec 17, It would be interesting to know the feelings of a migrant animal, when the moment has arrived for it to perform its journey. And he gives it — not very often, no doubt, and not very much at a time— but still, he gives it; that is the queer, significant, and modern thing.

But their exchange is robbery and they employ their gift of tongues only for cheating. In the papers, as I say, all these things are solemn. In its sim- plicity lies its charm, lies the secret of its success — and also of its fallaciousness. I do not know why it should be so; but there is something peculiarly romantic about caravans and the slow commerce of pedestrians. Nevertheless, a few minutes later, he is seized pliate an irresistible desire to reopen the envelopes so as to make sure that the letter to his mistress is not in the envelope addressed to his maiden aunt, and vice versa.

Watching them at their meal, I understood why it is that Indian bulls are so strangely mild.

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But fortunately the rooms in Indian palaces are seldom large. The formal elements of their design are numerous and pleasingly contrasted, and the detail 76 INDIA fcf BURMA — mouldings and ornamental sculpture — is always, however copious, subordinated to the architectural scheme and of the highest decorative quality.

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Blue cloth on boards with gilt titles on spine. To us pictures of monsters and impossible hybrids are by convention, funny.

The Southerner has his own traditions about these matters, and they happen to be different from ours. For the band played and the audience talked all through the children’s singing; indeed, it was only quite by chance, because I happened to notice that they were opening and shutting their hjxley in an unnatural, fish-like sort of way, that I came to know that the children were singing at all. Outside one of the doors of the building stood a row of brimming waste-paper baskets, and from these, as from mangers, two or three sacred bulls were slowly and majestically feeding.

Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. Courte- sans are the only professional female musicians hxley India, and very many of pilaate male professionals are only the hereditary teachers of courtesans.