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The first couplet is illegible, but it is probably connected with the second. “The Lord of the world ! the great Shah Jehan Unequalled—a second Sahib Qiran, the king of Islam.— Such the dignity of this gun, that in the highest heaven The times assigned it a station in the most exalted place. From the report of its power, and omens dreadful and awe-striking, The fortifications of the enemy shook as by an earthquake.— In the time of the chief of noble qualities— By whom the kingdom of Bengal was organized, The cloud of beneficence, the famed Islam Khan, At whose door prosperity waited as the lowest menial,— When this gun of serpentime form was constructed, For the purpose of destroying the enemies of the king— I sought in the path of reflection the year of its completion, Came” the “top Jahan Koosha” by inspiration. The Gun Jahan Koosha was constructed at Jahangeer-muggur, otherwise called Dhaka, during the Darogaship of Sher Mahommad, and when Hur Bulleeah Das was Mashrif (Inspector), and Junar Jun Chief Blacksmith; in the month of Jumadee-oos-Sanee, in the year 11 + corresponding to the year 1047. Weight 212 maunds, the measure 36 dams til sumaree, charge of powder 28 seers.”

* A word here elligible on the inscription. # Of the reign of the Emperor.

Postscript on the Pigmy IIog of the Saul forest, by B. H. Hodgso N, Esq.

Since my account of this rare animal was written I have had the great and unexpected good fortune to procure another specimen, a fine old male, which exhibits in perfection the characters of the species. I am still of opinion that the Pigmy Hog cannot be properly classed with the true Hog, or genus Sus, though the disparity is not so great as I was led to suppose. The following generic and specific characters will, I hope, accurately pourtray our animal in his general and special relations.

Pachydermata. Suidae. Genus Porcula, mihi. Generic character.—Teeth 44, as in Sus; canines smaller and straighter. Facial bones contracted in length and void of the peculiar nasal bone and cartilage of Sus. Fourth toe small and unequal. Tail rudimental.

Type, Porcula Salvania, mihi.
Pigmy Hog of the Saul forest.
Sáno Banél and Chota Savar of the natives.
Habitat, the Saul forest.

Specific character.—Pigmy Hog, of a medial brown colour, resulting from an irregular mixture of bristles wholly or partially black and sordid amber colour, the black part being generally basal and rarer. Young darker hued and unstriped. Iris hazel. Nude skin, dirty flesh colour. Hoofs glossy brown. Pelage ordinary, abundant, consisting of bristles. No mane. Tail not so long as the hairs of the rump, straight, nude. Length from snout to vent 22 to 24 inches. Height 10 inches. Weight 10 lbs, rarely 12. The scull of the Pigmy as compared with that of the common Hog is distinguished by a very considerable contraction of the great length of jaws proper to Sus, by a total absence of the special nasal bone and cartilage of that genus, by molar teeth carried back under the orbits so far as to exceed their posteal margin, by greater compression of the facial bones and foramina, by zygomae much less oblique or more horizontal, by smaller straighter canines, of which those of the lower jaw are very noticeably less divergent or more erect, by orbits more nearly complete, there being distinct processes from the zygomae as well as from the frontals, and lastly, by incisors unchanmelled. The teeth are {, };}, {:} and agree with those of Sus save in the straightness and erectness of the camines of the lower jaw. The

following are the dimensions of a fine old male.

Snout to vent, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0

Head to occiput, ....'................ 0 74
Tail, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0}
Hind leg, heel to hoof, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 4}
Fore leg, elbow to hoof, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 6

Length of ear to lobe, ... . . . . . - - - - - --.. 0 li
Mean height,. . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 10
Snout to eye,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 3}
Eye to ear,. . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - ... 0 3%
Girth behind shoulder, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3}
Length of fore hoof... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0}
Width of the same, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0}
Weight, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10lbs.

Scull.

Length, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 6}
Width, greatest,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 3

Height, greatest, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 4;
Front teeth to fore angle of orbits, ...... 0 3}

Translation of the Inscription in the Nagarjuni Care, given in Plate A. of the present Polume.

In compliance with the wish of our indefatigable friend Capt. Kittoe, we had the inscription given in Plate X. of the last number transcribed in Devá Nāgārī and translated into English. It proves however to be no novelty; an English version having been published long ago by Wilkins in the second volume of the Asiatic Researches' As this work is inaccessible to many readers of the Journal, we think it right, having published a facsimile of the original, to reprint the English version, together with the Deva Nāgarī transcript prepared by the Society's librarian, Babú Rajendra Lal Mittra.

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invited, the emaciated Poulomit for a long time sullied the beauty of her cheeks with falling tears.

2. ANANTA WERMA by name, the friend of strangers; renowned in the world in the character of valour; by nature immaculate as the lunar beams, and who is the offspring of Sree Surdoola : By him this wonderful statue of BhootAPUT1 and of Deviš the maker of all things visible and invisible, and the granter of boons, which hath taken sanctuary in this cave, was caused to be made. May it protect the universe

* The first legislator of the Hindus.

+ Eendra, a deification of the Heavens.

# The wife of Eendra.

§ Siva, or Mahadev, and his consort in one image, as a type of the deities, Genitor and Genetrix.

3. The string of his expanded bow, charged with arrows and drawn to the extremity of the shoulder, bursteth the circle's centre. Of spacious brow, propitious distinction, and surpassing beauty, he is the image of the moon with an undiminished countenance. ANANTA VERMA to the end Of form like SMARA* in existence, he is seen with the constant and affectionate, standing with their tender and fascinated eyes constantly fixed upon him.

4. From the machine his bow, reproacher of the crying koorarat bent to the extreme he is endued with force; from his expanded virtue he is a provoker; by his good conduct his renown reacheth to afar; he is a hero by whose unerring steeds the elephant is disturbed, and a youth who is the seat of sorrow to the women of his foes. He is the director, and his name is ANANTA, t

Addendum to Capt. E. MADDEN's Notes of an excursion to the Pindree Glacier.

The subjoined note which came to hand some time after Capt. Madden's interesting article had been printed, should have appeared at foot of page 246. Speaking of the Thakil palm, Chamoerops Martiana, Capt. Madden adds,

“This Palm reaches the height of 30 feet, and is very abundant on the N. W. side of the Thakil mountain, where it flourishes from 6000 to about 7800 feet, along with Oaks, Maples, Rhododendrons, Yew, and Primula denticulata. I have also been informed that there are two tall specimens on the top of a mountain between Sutralee and Bagesur, to the right of the road, about three miles from the former place. Trewia nudiflora (“Toomree,”) is found in the Turrai as far to the N. W. as Jounlasal, half way between Bhumouree and Burmdeo : to which point also reaches a semi-scandent Dalbergia, with pinnate leaves, apparently unknown further north, but very common towards Burmdeo. In the passes near this place, we find Thunbergia coccimea, “Kuljoka,” in abundance; and Hardwickia binata, “ Kuchlora”— attaining the size of a large timber tree. The Clematis Nepalensis of De Candolle (with an involucre) is abundant on the S. side of the Gaugur Pass, at the head of the stream called Jurra-panee, and apparently does not extend much further north : it grows at about 6500 feet elevation, and blossoms in December and January.”

Capt. Madden further adds, that the kind of shark found in the Surjoo, called gonsh, is well know in the Ganges at Hurdwar.

* The Hindu Cupid. + A bird that is constantly making a noise before rain. † Eternal, infinite.

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