WILLIAM HODGES, R. A.
THE natives first seen in India by an European voyager, are Hindoos, the original inhabitants of the Peninsula. In this part of India they are delicately framed, their hands in particular are more like those of tender females ; and do not appear to be, what is considered a proper proportion to the rest of the person, which is usually above the middle size. Correspondent to this delicacy of appearance are their manners, mild, tranquil, and sedulously attentive : in this last respect they are indeed remarkable, as they never interrupt any person who is speaking, but wait patiently till he has concluded ; and then answer with the most perfect respect and composure.
the gripe of the sabre is too small for most European hands.