A Peep into Toorkisthhan eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 130 pages of information about A Peep into Toorkisthhan.

BY CAPTAIN ROLLO BURSLEM,

Thirteenth prince ALBERT’S light infantry.

1846.

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[Transcriber’s Note:  [=a] is representing a-macron, unicode character U0101, and [=A] is representing A-macron, unicode character U0100.  This is usually pronounced as a long a.  There are around 240 instances of vowels accented with macrons (straight line above), mostly A-macron or a-macron, with one instance of e-macron, and five instances of u-macron, and one u that should be u-macron(Dao[=u]b) and isn’t (Daoub).

Use of the macron is not consistent throughout the text...

...and the spelling of some place names is not consistent either:  e.g.  Toorkisth[=an]; Toorkisthan; Toorkistan.

(There are also a number of words with ‘unusual’ spellings.

These spellings I have corrected: 

territories for territorities; retrograde for retrogade; amongst for amonst.

These ‘period’ spellings I have left intact: 

befel, chace, surprized, loth, gallopped, gallopping, secresy, shew, shewed, shewing, preeminence, handfull, negociation, threshhold, trellice, picketted, barricadoed, compaign.

I have also retained M’Naghten for the modern McNaghten.)]

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[Illustration:  Drawn by Mr Gompertz Pelham Richardson Litho.  View of the Outer Cave of Yeermallik, shewing the Entrance Hole to the larger Cavern]

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[Illustration:  Map of Cabul and the Kohistan with the route for Koollum]

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A PEEP INTO TOORKISTHAN.

By Captain Rollo Burslem, thirteenth prince ALBERT’S light infantry.

1846.

TO THE

Right HonThe Earl of Carnarvon, HIGHCLERE castle.

MY LORD,

Having received your Lordship’s permission to dedicate to you this my first essay as an Author, I beg to tender my best acknowledgements for the honour, and for the interest you have so kindly expressed in the success of the following pages.  Under such favourable auspices a successful result may be confidently anticipated by

Your Lordship’s Obliged and obedient servant,

Rollo Burslem.

Harewood Lodge, Hampshire.

TO THE READER.

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