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Page 572 - The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all...
Page 784 - And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row. And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond. And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst. And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.
Page 758 - ... where were white, green, and blue hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black marble.
Page 785 - With the work of an engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel: thou shalt make them to be set in ouches of gold.
Page 683 - The breaker of a foot-bridge, of a public flag, ' of a palisade, and of idols made of clay, shall repair ' what he has broken, and pay a mulct of five hundred 'panas. 286. ' For mixing impure with pure commodities, for 'piercing fine gems, as diamonds or rubies, and for 'boring pearls or inferior gems improperly, the fine ' is the lowest of the three ; but damages must always
Page 641 - Bhairava, who assume my shape, are pleased a thousand years. An oblation of blood which has been rendered pure by holy texts, is equal to ambrosia ; the head and flesh also afford much delight to Chandika. Blood drawn from the offerer's own body is looked upon as a proper oblation to the goddess Chandika.
Page 572 - Gothic and Celtic, though blended with a very different idiom, had the same origin with the Sanskrit: and the Old Persian might be added to the same family.
Page 853 - Let him chuse for his wife a girl, whose form has no defect ; who has an agreeable name ; who walks gracefully like a phenicopteros, or like a young elephant ; whose hair and teeth are moderate respectively in quantity and in size ; whose body has exquisite softness.
Page 583 - ... in the names of numbers, and the appellations of " fuch things as would be firft difcriminated on the immediate
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