Great Mogul


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Great Mogul

n
(Historical Terms) any of the Muslim emperors of India (1526–1857)

Great′ Mo′gul


n.
1. any of the former Mogul emperors of India.
2. (l.c.) an important or distinguished person.
References in classic literature ?
I nodded; she treated me like the great Mogul; so I became the great Mogul as far as she was concerned.
I was now alone in a most remote part of the world, for I was near three thousand leagues by sea farther off from England than I was at my island; only, it is true, I might travel here by land over the Great Mogul's country to Surat, might go from thence to Bassora by sea, up the Gulf of Persia, and take the way of the caravans, over the desert of Arabia, to Aleppo and Scanderoon; from thence by sea again to Italy, and so overland into France.
He had roused himself once, when the horse stopped until the turnpike gate was opened, and had cried a lusty 'good night!' to the toll- keeper; but then he awoke out of a dream about picking a lock in the stomach of the Great Mogul, and even when he did wake, mixed up the turnpike man with his mother-in-law who had been dead twenty years.
"Now, as touching this Great Carbuncle, I am free to own that I have never had a glimpse of it; but be it only the hundredth part so bright as people tell, it will surely outvalue the Great Mogul's best diamond, which he holds at an incalculable sum.
How Mr Chuckster, entranced by this monstrous fact, stood for some time rooted to the earth, protesting within himself that Kit was the Prince of felonious characters, and very Emperor or Great Mogul of Snobs, and how he clearly traced this revolting circumstance back to that old villany of the shilling, are matters foreign to our purpose; which is to track the rolling wheels, and bear the travellers company on their cold, bleak journey.
There were one hundred and forty-three diamonds of the first water, including one which has been called, I believe, 'the Great Mogul' and is said to be the second largest stone in existence.
The lame foreigner with the stick represented that you sent him; but he could represent (as far as that goes) that the Great Mogul sent him.
Susan held the investiture of The Great Mogul in the Baker Street Irregulars (BSI) and The Lone Star in the Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes (ASH).
The Mughal architecture and the historic city of Lahore have made their mark across the globe and the great English poet John Milton (1607-80) 'known for his grand style in the epic poem' alludes to the Agra and Lahore to emphasize expansive landscape, 'His eyes might there command whatever stood City of old or modern fame, the seat/ Of mightiest empire, from the destined walls / Of Cambalu, seat of Cathian Can,/ And Samarcand by Oxus, Temir's throne, /To Paquin of Sinaen Kings, and thence To Agra and Lahore of Great Mogul...' The grandeur of the Mughal architecture and advancements was well-known across the seven seas and by the time John Milton penned down his paradise lost in 1667.
Renowned as great builders, Mughals gave Lahore some of its finest architectural monuments, many of these extant today.Such was Lahore's splendor that in his epic poem 'Paradise Lost', the Cromwell era poet John Milton, mentions it in the same breath as some of the most renowned cities:His eyes might there command whatever stood/City of old or modern fame, the seat/Of mightiest empire, from the destined walls/Of Cambalu, seat of Cathian Can/And Samarcand by Oxus, Temir's throne/To Paquin of Sinaen Kings, and thence/To Agra and Lahore of Great Mogul"During this period, the massiveLahore Fort was built.
This empire remained in a mutated form until the last great Mogul of India was deposed in 1857.
Nicola's Birmingham concert also features the sextet version of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and the same composer's concerto The Great Mogul, "which has an enormous and very difficult cadenza just towards the end of the piece, which really puts my skills to the test!" says Nicola.