Researches Into the Nature and Affinity of Ancient and Hindu Mythology (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831 - Hindu mythology - 494 pages
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Page 187 - Shine not in vain ; nor think, though men were none, That heaven would want spectators, God want praise. Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep. All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night : how often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator...
Page 270 - HE, whom the mind alone can perceive, whose essence eludes the external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from eternity, even HE, the soul of all beings, whom no being can comprehend, shone forth in person.
Page 135 - And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
Page 13 - We have the ideas of Matter and thinking, but possibly shall never be able to know whether any mere material being thinks or no; it being impossible for us, by the contemplation of our own ideas, without revelation, to discover whether Omnipotency has not given to some Systems of matter, fitly disposed, a power to perceive and think...
Page 402 - Bellum, quod pugnat utroque, sanguineaque manu crepitantia concutit arma, vivitur ex rapto : non hospes ab hospite tutus, non socer a genero ; fratrum quoque gratia rara est. imminet exitio vir conjugis, illa mariti ; lurida terribiles miscent aconita novercae ; filius ante diem patrios inquirit in annos.
Page 359 - Ethereal Sky With hideous ruin and combustion down To bottomless perdition, there to dwell In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire, Who durst defy th
Page 174 - That changed through all, and yet in all the same, Great in the earth as in the ethereal frame, Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees : Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Page 3 - God. —Though God has given us no innate ideas of himself; though he has stamped no original characters on our minds, wherein we may read his being; yet having furnished us with those faculties our minds are endowed with, he hath not left himself without witness: since we have sense, perception, and reason, and cannot want a clear proof of him, as long as we carry ourselves about us.
Page 84 - Sanctius his animal mentisque capacius altae deerat adhuc et quod dominari in cetera posset: natus homo est, sive hunc divino semine fecit ille opifex rerum, mundi melioris origo, sive recens tellus seductaque nuper ab alto aethere cognati retinebat semina caeli. quam satus lapeto, mixtam pluvialibus undis, finxit in effigiem moderantum cuncta deorum...
Page 83 - Amphitrite. utque erat et tellus illic et pontus et aer, sic erat instabilis tellus, innabilis unda, lucis egens aer: nulli sua forma manebat, obstabatque aliis aliud, quia corpore in uno frigida pugnabant calidis, umentia siccis, mollia cum duris, sine pondere habentia pondus.

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