A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1890 - Burma - 484 pages

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Page 71 - When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glist'ring with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers ; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild...
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