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exmaining its literary stores, will not have been time unprofitably spent, and that this Grammar and Dictionary may attest the sincerity of my endeavours to attain the object I had determined to prosecute.

“ I-Iavingin the Preface to my Dictionary expressed my respectful thanks to the British Government of India, for its patronage during my Tibetan studies ; and having there gratefully enumerated the kindnesses and good services which I have received from several Gentlemen, it would be superfluous here to repeat my acknowledgments. My selection of the English language, as the medium of introduction of my labours, will sufliciently evince to the learned of Europe at large, the obligations I consider myself under to that nation."

Among the selections from the moral maxims of the Tibetan works, in page 165, the reader will be struck with the close, even verbal, agreement of one of them with the Latin version of the great Christian maxim, “ quod tu tibi non vis, alteri non feceris.” Thereis in the next page (art. 9) also a sentence against idolatry which M. Csoma finds to breathe the very sentiments of the great Canons, as reported in Bnncxaa’s Historic Critica PIu'losophia,vol. i. p. 330, and quoted there from Jo. Gaonows Kavsuznus, Antiq. Sept. et Celtic, p. 18, thus : “ ex legibus CANUTI regis Dania: et Angliae potentissimi. Ita enim inter alia : Adorationem barbarampleniasimei vetamus. Barbara est autem adoratio, aive quis idola (puto yentium divas) solem, lunam, ignem, pr-ofluentem, fontes, same, cujusque generis arbores lignaque coluerit.”

M. Csovvm has modestly declined all the honors which the Societies of Europe and India have sought to confer upon him : he cannot however deny himself the title, his present work has ensured'to him, of an indefatigable student, a profound linguist, and of a man who has devoted his life to the cause of learning, regardless of any of its popular and attractive rewards, and anxious only for the approbation of posterity.

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A correspondent in your July No. (who I regret has not given us his name, has made a statement of interest respecting the temperature of wells at Nfihun, and the locality of the hyaena. As the temperature of all the wells I have hitherto tried in this country (and they are not a few) is considerably above that of the mean temperature of the place, I am inclined to believe this must also be the case at Néhun. .

In answer to the query, as to what explanation can be given of the existence of fossil tropical plants in regions where such plants no longer thrive, I beg to refer to Mr. LYELL himself, vol. i. page 3 ; and his words afford such a good solution of the difficulty, that I cannot for-bear quoting them at length. “ The great extent of sea gives a particular character to climates south of the Equator, &c. &c. The effect on vegetation is very remarkable :—tree. ferns, for instance, which require abundance of moisture, and an equalization of the seasons, are found in Van Dieman’s Land, in lat. 42°, and in New Zealand, in lat. 45°.” I have endeavoured to infer that the elephant was capable of bearing a climate similar to this, whether successfully or not, must be left to those who reside in the hills to determine; for they alone have the means of making proper observations, which will determine correctly this and other questions of interest,

viz., what climate the hyaena, tiger, and rhinoceros are capable of bearing. R. Evnaasr.

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INDEX.

Page.
Aerolite, Fall of, .. .. 413
Afghanistan, Memoir on the Topes
of, . . . . . . . . . . . ........ “247, 321
Allahabad, Stone Pillar at, . . . 105
Allahabad, Census of, . . . . . . .. . . . . . 244
Alexander, supposed descendants of, 76
Ammonites, Note regarding, . . . . . . . 303
Analysis of Gazipur Salts, . . . . . . . . 36
-——-—— of Tirhut Saline Soil,. . . . 188
Ancient Town of Behat, . . . . . . . . . . 43
Antiquities, of Afghanistan, . . . . . . 321
Arch, Gigantic Natural, . . . . . . . . . 55
Archbold, G. C. Letter from,. . . . ._.. 363
Assam, Limestone discovered at.. 308,
Astronomy, Review of, . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Atmospherical Phenomena, . . . . . . . . 345
Bactria, discoveries regarding, . . . . 155
Bactrian Coins, . . . . . . . . . . 247, 331, 364

Bakie, Dr. on the Nilgiris, . . . . . . . . 650

Barelly, Revenue of, _ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475

Bettiah, Inscription at,. . .. . . . . . . . . 245

Bhilsa, Monument at, . . . . . . . . . 411, 488

Birds of the Dukhun, 418, 536, 597, 639
Bish, a poisonous plant described,. . 351
Boats, calculated tonnage of, .. . . . 136
Boilers, earthy crust in, . . .. . . . . . 479
Bones, (see Fossils.)
Boring, at Jamutra in Cuch, . . . . . . 40
Botanical Specimens from Mount
Ophir, note on, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Boulderson, H. S. on Statistics,... 475
—, Astron. Observ. by, .. 297
Bridge, Suspension at Sagur, . . . . . . 206
British Association, Meeting of,.. . 250
Buckland, Prof. on Ava Bones,. . . . 403
Buddha, Image of,. . . . . . . . . . 363, 455
Buddhism, Review of,. . .. . 382, 425, 499
Burney, Col., Fossil,B0nes from," . 365
—-— on Gya Inscription,. . 411
Burney, G. on Pali Inscription,. . . . 301
Burt, Lt. J. S., Reply to Queries of, 310
, on Jamna Salt, . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
——, on Allahabad pillar, . . . . . . . . 105
Butter, D., on Brit. As. Report, . . 250
Campbell, A. on Gold Refining, .. . 622
Canouj Princes, genealogy of, .. . . . 341
Carli, Inscriptions at, . . . . . . . . . . .. 495
Carey, Dr., Minute regarding,. . .. . 303
Catalogue of Minerals, 75, 194, 295, 394

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245, 300, 362, 410, 476,........ 525

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-—- on Longevity of Plants, 196
Deccan, Dwing in the, . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Delhi Inscription Analyzed, . . . . . . 483
Dhnrmapal Raja, Account of, . . . . . . 219
Division, new mode of measuring,. . 403
Education, on Native, . . . . . . . . . . . 504

Edgeworth, M - P., Observations by, 46
Ethmpic Inscription, . . . . . . . . . . .. 554
Everest, Rev. R., on Fossil Ele-

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Historical Notices,. . . . . . . . 277, 339
Hodgson, B. H., on Chiru Antelope, 134
, on the Newars, . . . . . . . . 215
, on Bauddha Inscriptions, 245
, on Buddhism, . . 382, 425, 499
-—--, on Ancient lnscriptions,. . 481
Honigberger, Dr. M., Journal by,. . 175
-— , Accident to, . . . . .. 246
-, Discoveries of, 321, 325
Hutton, Lt. T. on Land Shells, 81, 520
-—,onBearded Vulture, 522
, Dr., quotation from, . . . . 310
Inscriptions, Persian Monumental, 12
, on Allahabad Column,
105,114, US, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 481
, Various, described, 1 1 1 ,245
, No. 2, of Allahabad,
decyphered andtranslated,118, 247, 257

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Mammalia, new Indian, . . . . . . . . . .. 306
Manikyxila, Relics discovered at,. . , 313
-—- Coins described, . . . . . . . . 436

-, further discoveries at, . . 556
Manipur, Tour on the Frontier of,. . 124
Masson, C., on Bactrian Coins, . . . 153

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Mohan L61, on Herat,.. . . .. . . . . .. 9 Smith, E., on Jumna Fossils, .. .. 529
, image described by ,. . 363 Society, Calcutta Asiatic, Proceed-
Monsoons, Arabic List of, . . . . . . . . 547 ings of the, 49, 141, 193, 244, 300,

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Music, Hindustani, review of .-. .. 247
Mysore, Gold of, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463

Naning, Acount of, . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 601

Nasirabad, Latitude of, . . . . . . . . . .. 243

, Longitude of, . . . . . .. 297

Navigation, Arabic Work on, . . . . . . 545

, of Indian Rivers, . . . . . . 137
Nerbudda, Geological Section of,.. 388
Newars, Classification of, . . . . . . .. 215
Newbold, Lt., on Naning,, . . . . .. . 601
Nilgiris, climate of the . . . . . . . . . . . 650
Nimach, Geology of, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Nysa, supposed Coins of, .. . . . . .. 157
Obituary Notices, . . . . . . ..51, 100, 303
Odour, absorbed by Colours, . . . . . . 594

Oliver, Col.T., Astr. Observ. by, 243, 297
Orthography, Indian,.. . . . 249, 281, 413

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Ouseley, Capt.’s note on Coal, . . . . 395
Paper, Chinese Manufacture of,. . . . 478
Persia, Travels in, . . . . . . . . . . 456, 576
Plants, Longevity of, . . . . . . 196
Population of Georgia, . . . . . . . . . 237
-——-— of Allahabad, . . . . . . . . . 244
Prinsep, H. T., on Oriental Ortho-
graphy, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281

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Russia, War with Persia, . . . . . . . . 277
Rust, Method of preventing,. . . . . . 367
jfline Earth of Ghazipur, . . . . . . . . 36
Salt of Jamna bed, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Sanscrit, Numerical Words,.. . .. 1
Sassanian Coins, Note on, - . . . . . .. 566

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362, 410, 475, . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . . 524
, Roy. As. Annual Meeting of, 99

, New Journal of,. . . . 417

, Asiatic of Paris, . . . . . . .. 311

, Batavian, Notice of,. . . 367
Spilsbury, G. G., Geol. Notes,... . . . 388
Stacy, D. L., on Coins, . . . . . . . . . . . 431

Stephenson, J., on Ghazipur Soil,. . 36
Stephenson, Rev., on Carli Inscrip-

tion, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 495
Stirling, Statistical notice by, .. . . . 620
Swiney, Dr., on llehat Coins, . . . . . . 435

Sykes, Col., on Birds of Dukhun

418, 536, . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . , . . .. 596
Table of Grain Prices,. . . . . . . . . . . . 621
—- of Tides, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
--—-- of Land P1-oduce,. . .. .. . .. . . 475
---- of Rain in Calcutta,. . , . . . . . . 456
Taylor, G. T., on Diving,. . ,. . . . 45
Taylor T. G. on Mural Circle,. . . . 403
Tea Plant, Cultivation of, . . . . . . . . 178

Temperature of Space, . . . . . . . . . . .. 253

-——-— of Wells, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366

Tibetan, Numerical Words, . . . . . . . . 6

, Extracts, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
, Dictionary and Grammar,. . 653
Tides at Calcutta, . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Timur, Genealogy of, . . . . . . . . . . .. 378
Tinned Iron, Preservation 01",. . . . . . 367
Tirhut, Sulphate of Soda, from,. . . . 183

Translation of Sanscrit Inscription, 120
of Pall ditto, .. 194, 209, 245
of Burmese at Gya, 214, 301
of Allahabad Inscription, 257

-— of Carli Inscription, . . 495
of Bhaskar Acharya’s

treatise on astronom . . . . . . . . . . 416

Trebeck, M SS. of, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526

Extract from ditto,.. . -. .. 574

Tregear, V.’s Note on Coins, . . . . . . 411

-——, Discoveries by, . . . . . . 617

Trevelyan, C. E. on Alphabetical
system for Indian languages, 249, 414
Troyer, Capt. A., Translation of Al-

lahabad Inscription, No. 2. by, . . 118
Tufa Formations in Persia,...... 54 1
Usbeks, Memoir on, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

-, Pilgrimage of, . . . . . . . . . . 379
Ventura, Gen.’s Letter, . . . . . . . . . . 527
-—— , Coins of described, 313
Viziri, Country described . . . . . . . . . 176
Vulture, bearded, of the Himfilaya, 522
Varnishes proper for Iron, . . . . . . .. 191
Wade, Capt. C. M.’sNotes,143,3l4, 526
Warren, S., on Mysore Gold, . . . . . . 463
Wathen, W. H.. on Kokan, . . . . . . . . 369
—, Note on a Pilgrimage, .. 379
Watson, Col., on Chirra Pnnji,.. . . . 25
Willard’s Hindustani Music, . . . . .. 247
Wallich, Dr. N. Note by, . . . . . . . .. 48

Wellsted, Lt., on Aden Inscription, 554
Wilkinson, L., on the Siddhantas,, . 504
Wilson, H. H., Letters from,. .300, 303
Zoology, Indian, (sec Birds,) .. .. 305

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