Bernier, François, Travels in the Mogul Empire A.D. 1656-1668

(Westminster, Eng. :  Constable,  1891.)



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the Mogol marched from Aleck on the Indus to Kaboul; tor
the purpose of besieging Kandahar.^ By stopping the
supply of water from the mountains, and preventing its
descent into the fields contiguous to the public road, they
completely   arrested   the   army   on  its   march,   until  the

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' 'E would dot an' carry one.
Till the longest day was done,
An' 'e didn't seem to know the use o' fear.'

mountaineers received from the Mogol the presents which
they had solicited in the way of alms.

The   Patans also   are  an   intractable   race.    They   are
Mahometans,  who  formerly  inhabited  a country  in  the
vicinity of the  Ganges, toward  Bengale.    Before  the  iu-
1 In 1651-52.
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