Campaigning Experiences in Rajpootana and Central India; During the Suppression of the Mutiny, 1857-1858

Campaigning Experiences in Rajpootana and Central India; During the Suppression of the Mutiny, 1857-1858

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...knows how to appreciate and how to reward a woman's fortitude. I have seldom seen a man of greater intelligence and refinement of manners, or one who impressed me so favourably as did the Prime Minister of Gwalior. There was that in his serene, half sad, yet intellectual countenance, which would have made a noble study for Fra Angelica. The face was as spiritual as those of his confreres were sensual and earthly. The morning after these visits, Major Macpherson changed his residence from the Palace, in the Lushkar, to the Phool Bagh, in order to be near Sir Robert Hamilton. Here we had purer air, and a fresh breeze blowing across an open plain through long, wide corridors, shaded by crimson satin purdahs, and cooled by camel-thorn tatties. This residence is more princely than the town palace; it has such wealth of space, with handsome lofty rooms, pillars, fountains, terraces, and gardens of flowers. During the afternoon the Maharajah hearing of my love for horses, with great consideration, sent down his state horses, fully caparisoned for me to see. The one which he rides on grand occasions is a magnificent specimen of the Cattawar breed, but so overloaded with flesh as to appear almost incapable of motion. He is a deep sorrel chesnut, with two white legs; his trappings were magnificent. On his head was a tall plume of white cock's feathers, fastened into a jewelled head-stall. The saddle-cloth was of green velvet, bound with silver lace. He had a crimson velvet crupper, to which were fastened long pendent draperies falling on either side, and flowing, much as a habit-skirt would do; these, with a martingale of crimson silk, tied as tightly as possible to the noseband and saddle-girths, completed his gorgeous costume. The bit is one of the most...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593588
  • 9781236593580