On The Way-Side Is A Spacious Moholl, Intended By The King For
His Father's Women To Remain And End Their Days, Deploring For Their
Deceased Lord, Each Enjoying The Lands They Formerly Held, The Chief
Having The Pay Or Rents Of 5000 Horse.
In the centre of this garden is
the tomb, a square of about three quarters of a mile in circuit.
first inclosure is a curious rail, to which you ascend by six steps into
a small square garden, divided into quarters, having fine tanks; the
whole garden being planted with a variety of sweet-smelling flowers and
shrubs. Adjoining to this is the tomb, likewise square, all of hewn
stone, with spacious galleries on each side, having a small beautiful
turret at each corner, arched over head, and covered with fine marble.
Between corner and corner are four other turrets at equal distances.
Here, within a golden coffin, reposes the body of the late monarch, who
sometimes thought the world too small for him. It is nothing near
finished, after ten years labour, although there are continually
employed on the mausoleum and other buildings, as the moholl and gates,
more than 3000 men. The stone is brought from an excellent quarry near
Futtipoor, formerly mentioned, and may be cut like timber by means of
saws, so that planks for ceilings are made from it, almost of any size.
Voyage of Captain David Middleton, in 1607, to Bantam and the
Captain David Middleton in the Consent, appears to have been intended to
accompany the fleet under Captain Keeling.
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