Memoir and Literary Remains of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, Bart

Memoir and Literary Remains of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, Bart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... of Moultan; and it is now to be feared that the hot season will meet him in the burning and sterile plains of the Lower Punjaub. General Avitabile lives here; and I obtain a good deal of information regarding the Seikhs and their country. Strong men, desperately brave, well armed and trained, but turbulent, lawless, and only to be kept in order by extreme severity. They have still an abundance of artillery and warlike stores. _ Yet Avitabile thinks that a (or another?) decisive victory over them would lead them to break up as an army, ' The present Earl of Derby. CHAP. though there might be difliculty afterwards in hunting down their dispersed corps. ' It is strange, but your vegetation in England seems to be as forward as ours is at Naples; yet our weather has been on the whole very fine. Our almond-trees are only now in blossom, the elms in flower, but scarce a leaf to be seen on any deciduous tree, save the willows and the like. Vesuvius continues its little eruption; and those who have gone up to the crater report that the overflow of the lava is very fine.' To Charles J. F. Bunbury. 'January 27, 1848..... 'There is a book lately published which will interest you: it gives an account of Sarawak and parts of Borneo; written by a Mr. Hugh Low, a gardening botanist, and otherwise somewhat of a naturalist. I have found also a good deal of interesting matter in Jukes's " Voyage of The Fly." The mountainous parts of Java seem to be the most delightful country in the world. Jukes also affords us a glimpse of that vast terra incognita, New Guinea.' To Charles J. F. Bunbury. 'Barton, April 22, 1848..... ' You will have seen how completely the grand " demonstration ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965558
  • 9781236965554