A View of the Agricultural, Commercial, and Financial Interests of Ceylon: With an Appendix, Containing Some of the Principal Laws and Usages of the Canadians; Port and Custom-house Regulations, &c

Black, Parbury and Allen, 1817 - 577페이지
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10 페이지 - ... and, in height, from eight to twelve feet. This gives us the idea of a very populous country, and of a flourishing nation. The town of Mantotte, above mentioned, is said to have been the capital of a kingdom founded by the Brahmans, who had possession of almost all the northern parts of Ceylon, including Jaffnapatam.
237 페이지 - The selling or giving away the smallest quantity of cinnamon (even were it but a single stick), the exporting, of it, the peeling of the bark, extracting the oil either from that or the leaves, or the camphor from the roots, except by the servants of...
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241 페이지 - ... cinnamon, are sent into the Candian territory with a supply of that necessary commodity: and, dispersing themselves in the interior, barter it for cinnamon, or obtain leave to peel the quantity they require. When the island was transferred from the English East-India Company to an immediate administration under the King's Government, (namely, on the first of January 1802,) it was thought that its interests in the sale of cinnamon would be better secured by entering into a contract with the Company,...
260 페이지 - All shells found to the northward of a line drawn from a point about midway from Manaar to the opposite coast (of India) are of the kind called patty, and are distinguished by a short flat head ; and all those found to the southward of that line are of the kind called pajel, and are known from having a longer and more pointed head than the former.
12 페이지 - ... inhabitants are far removed. That part of this majestic work particularly deserves attention, where, by a parapet of nearly 150 feet breadth in the base, and thirty in the summit, two hills are made to join, in order to encompass, and keep in, the water of this lake. In this part of the parapet, arches are to be seen; and over these, in the work which is under the level of the water, an opening is made, entirely resembling those used by the Romans in some of the Lakes in Italy; which openings...
360 페이지 - ... might collect salt in the salt-pans, without any expense, except what they were accustomed to give to the manufacturers ; and in return, the Court of Candy promised to permit the Dutch to cut cinnamon in the Candian territory, or to cause it to be cut and delivered to them at fixed prices. In 1791, Governor Vandergraff, being informed of hostile preparations made by the Candians, prohibited the supply of salt for their use; by which means, the Dutch believed that, in less than a year, the Candians...
139 페이지 - ... mirra, however, must be strained when it is placed in the boiling-pot, and the bark of the hall-gass taken off. To make the jagery, it only requires to boil the mirra upon a slow fire, until it acquires consistency, and turns of a whitish hue. It must, in the mean time, be kept constantly stirring, and have the scum taken from it. When it has acquired the consistency of cream, a small quantity of jagery, already hardened, is put into the pot, and melted with a spoon : the liquid is then poured...
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449 페이지 - ... protection to Prince Wijaya and his attendants, and to support the religion of Boodho, which was to endure for five thousand years. In obedience to the orders of Sakra, Wishnu immediately descended to Lakdiwa, which he protected in the manner above stated. Thus, by the appointment of Boodho, and with the assistance of the inferior deities, Prince Wijaya, descended from the family of the Sun, was the first King who reigned over Lakdiwa. Tambraparnim was the name of the city which he founded, and...

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