An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and Its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India: Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and J. Murry, 1819 - Afghanistan
 

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Page 21 - Agriculturae non student; majorque pars eorum victus in lacte, caseo, carne consistit; neque quisquam agri modum certum aut fines habet proprios ; sed magistratus ac principes in annos singulos gentibus cognationibusque hominum qui una coierunt, quantum et quo loco visum est agri attribuunt atque anno post alio transire cogunt.
Page 435 - Java. The king's women and female relations walk out with a profusion of jessamines in their hair, so that the whole head is whitened, and the neck covered with them...
Page 285 - The shops consist of a frame-work, at which the persons employed sit on a bench : their number is from two to four. On plain shawls, two people alone are employed, and a long, narrow, but heavy shuttle is used : those of which the pattern is variegated are worked with wooden needles, there being a separate needle for the thread of each colour, and without the aid of a shuttle.
Page 429 - Dagun ; but they also worship numerous idols, which they say represent great men of former days, who intercede with God in favour of their worshippers. These idols are of stone or wood, and always represent men or women, sometimes mounted and sometimes on foot. Moollah Nujeeb had an opportunity of learning the arts which obtain an entrance to the Kaffir Pantheon. In the public apartment of the village of Camdaish was a high wooden pillow, on which sat a figure, with a spear in one hand and a staff...
Page 348 - The cup is now full to the brim, and cannot hold another drop. If anything can be done, do it or else answer me plainly at once : hereafter there will be no time for writing nor speaking.
Page 285 - Oostaud, or head workman, superintends while his journeymen are employed near him immediately under his directions. If they have any new pattern in hand, or one with which they are not familiar, he describes to them the figures, colours, and threads which they are to use, while he keeps before him the pattern on which they happen to be employed, drawn upon paper.
Page 286 - ... shawl trade, frequently engages a number of shops, which he collects, in a spot under his eye ; or he supplies the head workmen with thread which has been previously spun by women and afterwards coloured, and they carry on the manufacture at their own houses, having previously received instructions from the merchant respecting the quality of the goods he may require, their colours, patterns, &c. "After the goods are completed, the merchant carries them to the custom-office, where each shawl is...
Page 156 - Chaursoo ; it is surrounded with shop*, and may be considered as the public market-place; it is there that proclamations are made, and that the bodies of criminals are exposed to the view of the populace. Part of the adjoining bazar is also covered in, as is usual in Persia, and in the west of the Afghaun dominions. The four bazars are each about fifty yards broad ; the sides consist of shops of the same size and plan, in front of which runs an uniform veranda for the whole length of the street....
Page 347 - Do you sleep ; I will take care that no harm befalls you ; ' and to say the truth, his orders were obeyed like destiny, no man daring to hesitate or delay one moment in executing them."* * Casi Rai.
Page 158 - Candahar are very crowded from noon till evening, and all the various trades that have been described at Peshawer, are also carried on there, except that of water-sellers, which is here unnecessary, as there are reservoirs every where, furnished with leathern buckets, fitted to handles of wood or horn, for people to draw water with. Ballad-singers and story-tellers are also numerous in the bazars, and all articles from the west are in much greater plenty and perfection than at Peshawer.

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