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TRANSACTIONS


OF THE


ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY


OF


GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

VOL. I.





LONDON:

Printed by J. L. Cox, Printer to the Royal Asiatic Society, Great Queen Street,

FOR

PARBURY, ALLEN, & Co, PUBLISHERS TO THE SOCIETY, LEADENHALL STREET;

TO BE HAD ALSO AT

MESSRS, DONDEY DUPRÉ AND SON'S, PARIS,

Booksellers to the Society on the Continent.


1827.

ADVERTISEMENT.

 
 

The Council of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland takes this opportunity of informing the Members of the Society and the Public, that in selecting, from the communications read at the General Meetings, papers for publication in the Society's Transactions, it is guided by the importance or singularity of the subjects treated on, or by the advantageous manner of treating them; but that it does not guarantee the certainty of the facts or the propriety of the reasonings contained in the papers so published, which must still rest on the credit or judgment of their respective authors.

CONTENTS.

 
 
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Report of the Proceedings of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, at its first General Meeting, on the 15th of March 1823 vii
The Charter of the Society xi
A Discourse delivered by Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., at the first General Meeting of the Society, March 15, 1823 xvii
 

 
PAPERS READ BEFORE THE SOCIETY.
I. Memoir concerning the Chinese. By John Francis Davis, Esq., M.R.A.S. 1
II. On the Philosophy of the Hindús. Part I. By Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., Director R.A.S. 19
III. Singular Proclamation, issued by the Foo-yuen, or Sub-Viceroy, of Canton. Translated from the Chinese by the Rev. Robert Morrison, D.D., M.R.A.S.

Communicated by Sir George Thomas Staunton, Bart., V.P.R.A.S.

44
IV. On the Párik Sheep of Ladakh, and some other Animals, principally of the Sheep and Goat kind; with general Observations on the Country of Ladakh, &c. By William Moorcroft, Esq. Communicated by John Fleming, Esq., M.R.A.S. 49
V. Memoir on Sirmór. By the late Capt. George Rodney Blane, Engineers, Bengal. Communicated by Sir Gilbert Blane, Bart., M.R.A.S. 56
VI. Essay on the Bhills. By Major Gen. Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B. and V.P.R.A.S. 65
VII. On the Philosophy of the Hindús. Part II. By Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., Director R.A.S. 92
VIII. Account of the Banyan Tree, or Ficus Indica, as found in the ancient Greek and Roman Authors. By George Henry Noehden, LL.D. Secretary R.A.S. 119
IX. Translation of a Sanscrit Inscription, relative to the last Hindú Monarch of Dehli, with Comments thereon. By Capt. James Tod, M.R.A.S 133
X. Analytical Account of the Pancha Tantra, illustrated with occasional Translations. By Horace Hayman Wilson, Esq., M.R.A.S., Secretary to the Asiatic Society of Bengal 155
XI. Inscriptions upon Rocks in South Bihár. Described by Dr. Buchanan Hamilton, M.R.A.S., and explained by Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., Director R.A.S. 201
XII. Comments on an Inscription upon Marble, at Madhucarghar; and on three Grants inscribed on Copper, found at Ujjayani. By Major James Tod, M.R.A.S. 207
XIII. Three Grants of Land, inscribed on Copper, found at Ujjayani, and presented by Major James Tod to the Royal Asiatic Society. Translated by Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., Director R.A.S. With Fac-simile Copies of the Grants 230
A Transcription of these Grants in the Modern Sanscrit character is given 463
XIV. Some Account of a Secret Association in China, entitled the Triad Society. By the late Dr. Milne, Principal of the Anglo-Chinese College, Malacca. Communicated by the Rev. Robert Morrison, D.D., M.R.A.S. With a Copy of the Triad Society's Seal 240
XV. A short Account of the Sauds. By William Henry Trant, Esq., M.P., M.R.A.S. 251
XVI. Extracts from Peking Gazettes. Translated by John Francis Davis, Esq., M.R.A.S. Communicated by Sir George Thomas Staunton, Bart., V.P.R.A.S. 254
XVII. Memoir on Bundelkhund. By Captain James Franklin, of the Bengal Cavalry, M.R.A.S. 259
XVIII. Observations on the Lepra Arabum, or Elephantiasis of the Greeks, as it appears in India. By Whitelaw Ainslie, M.D., M.R.A.S. 282
Notes A, B, C, D, to this Paper 381
XIX. Eugraphia Sinensis; or, the Art of Writing the Chinese Character with Correctness: contained in Ninety-Two Rules and Examples. To which are prefixed, Some Observations on Chinese Writing. By John Francis Davis, Esq., M.R.A.S. With Eight Plates of Chinese Examples 304
XX. An Account of Greek, Parthian, and Hindu Medals, found in. India. By Major James Tod, M.R.A.S., with a Plate of Medals. 313
XXI. On the Valley of the Setlej River, in the Himalaya Mountains, from the Journal

of Captain A. Gerard; with Remarks by Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., Director R.A.S.

343
XXII. Extracts from the Peking Gazette for 1824. By John Francis Davis, Esq., M.R.A.S. 383
XXIII. On the Sráwacs or Jains. By Major James Delamaine, Bengal Army. Communicated by Major General Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B., V.P.R.A.S. 418
XXIV. On the Philosophy of the Hindús, Part III. By Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., Director R.A.S. 439
XXV. Enumeration of the various Classes of Population, and of Trades and Handicrafts, in the Town of Bareilly, in Rohilkhand, formerly the Capital of the Rohilla Government. By Robert Thomas John Glyn, Esq., M.R.A.S. 467
XXVI. Report of a Journey into the Batak Country, in the interior of Sumatra. By Messrs. Burton and Ward, Baptist Missionaries. Communicated by the late Sir Stamford Raffles, Kt., M.R.A.S. 485
XXVII. Extract from the Akhlak & Nāseri, a Work written by Nāser ud Din, about the middle of the Thirteenth Century. Communicated by Col. Mark Wilks, V.P.R.A.S. 514
XXVIII. On Inscriptions at Temples of the Jaina Sect in South Bihár. By Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., Director R.A.S. With a Fac-simile of an Inscription. 520
—— Description of Temples of the Jainas in South Bihár and Bhaghalpur. By Dr. Francis Buchanan Hamilton, M.R.A.S. 523
—— Description of the Temple of Párs'wanát'ha, at Samét Sikhar. By Lieut. Col. William Francklin, M.R.A.S. 527
XXIX. On the Srawacs or Jains. By Dr. Francis Buchanan Hamilton, M.R.A.S. 531
XXX. An Account of an Inscription found near Trincomalee, in the Island of Ceylon. By Sir Alexander Johnston, Knt., V.P.R.A.S. With a reduced Fac-simile of the Inscription. 537*
XXXI. Two Edicts from the Hoppo of Canton to the Hong Merchants. Translated by John Francis Davis, Esq., M.R.A.S. 541
XXXII. A Cufic Inscription found in Ceylon. Communicated by Sir Alexander Johnston, Knt., V.P.R.A.S.; with a Transcription in modern Arabic, and a Translation by the Reverend Samuel Lee, A.M., M.R.A.S. With a reduced Fac-simile of the Inscription 545
XXXII*. A Letter to the Secretary relating to the preceding Inscription. By Sir Alexander Johnston, Knt., W.P.R.A.S. 537
XXXIII. On the Philosophy of the Hindús, Part IV. By Henry Thomas Colebrooke, Esq., Director R.A.S. 549
XXXIV. On the Dialects of the Arabic Language. By the late Professor Carlyle. Communicated by William Marsden, Esq., M.R.A.S. 580
 

APPENDIX.

 
I. Thermometrical and Barometrical Tables. Communicated by Lieut. Col. William Farquhar, M.R.A.S. 585
Abstract of the Register of the Thermometer at Malacca during the year 1809.
Abstract of the Register of the Thermometer and Barometer at Singapore during the years 1822-23.
II. Thermometrical Registers, communicated by Lieut. Col. John Monckton Coombs, M.R.A.S. 586
Thermometrical Report from June 17, 1815, to June 30, 1816, at Prince of Wales' Island.
Abstract of the Meteorological Register kept at the Library in George Town, Prince of Wales' Island, 1820–1821.
Meteorological Register kept at the Library in George Town, Prince of Wales' Island, 1823.
III. Donations to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, from its Institution, March 15, 1823, to March 15, 1827. 600
1. Donations of Money.
2. Donations of Books, &c.
3. Donations of Articles for the Museum.