Lecture on the Religious Excavations of Western India, Buddhist, Brahmanical, and Jaina, Including the Details of Those of Elephanta and Karla: With Descriptive and Historical Remarks

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Education Society's Press, 1875 - Bombay (India) - 74 pages
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Page 73 - Five scymitars, wi' murder crusted ; A garter, which a babe had strangled ; A knife, a father's throat had mangled, Whom his ain son o' life bereft, The grey hairs yet stack to the heft ; Wi' mair o' horrible and awfu', Which ev"n to name wad be unlawfu'.
Page 9 - ... matchlocks to defend themselves against wild ' beasts, and some servants to carry the necessary ' provisions for the journey, viz. water, rice, ' biscuits, vegetables, etc., and some oil for the '. torches which were taken to light the place ' in order that they might see their way through ; '• and they also took three persons provided with ' bundles of strong ropes for the purpose of ' laying alongside of their way as they proceeded, ' as was done by those who entered the labyrinth
Page 47 - Dewananpiausso," composed equally for the delight and affliction of righteous men. CHAP. XII. The illuminator of the religion of the vanquisher, the th6ro son of Moggali, having terminated the third convocation, was reflecting on futurity. Perceiving ( that the time had arrived) for the establishment of the religion of Buddho in foreign countries, he dispatched severally, in the month of " kattiko," the following theros to those foreign parts.
Page 10 - ... the same way. The priest, seeing ' that they had expended seven days without being able to find any opening, and that the provisions and water had been almost consumed, thought it necessary to return, taking for his clue the rope, without knowing in these windings whether he was proceeding up or down, or what course they were steering, as they had no compass for their guidance. Having seen that these priests travelled through it seven days without takino...
Page 70 - ... of polished life, and human kind. But, when mysterious, superstition came, And, with her civil sister leagued, involved In studied darkness the desponding mind — Then tyrant power the righteous scourge unloosed : For yielded reason speaks the soul a slave. 60 Instead of useful works, like nature's great, Enormous cruel wonders crushed the land ; And round a tyrant's tomb, who none deserved, For one vile carcass perished countless lives.
Page 9 - Thus prepared, they entered the caves ' by an entrance about four fathoms in breadth, '. where they placed a large stone, to which they ' fastened the point of the ropes. They travelled ' through the caves for seven days, without any ' interruption, through places some of them wide, ' and others narrow, which were hollowed in the ' rock, and on each side they saw small chambers ' like those in the Pagoda above mentioned, each ' of which had at its entrance a cistern, but no ' one could say whether...
Page 48 - Maha-mahindo, together with his (Moggali's) disciples, Ittiyo, Uttiyo, Sambalo, Bhaddasalo (to this island), saying unto these five theros, " Establish ye in the delightful land of Lanka, the delightful religion of the vanquisher.
Page 65 - ... a screen with a gallery over it, occupying the place of the rood-loft, on which we now place our organs : in this there are three doors; one, the largest, opening to the nave, and one to each of the side aisles; over this screen the whole front of the cave is open to the air...
Page 44 - ... the late mutiny. We now see very clearly that the great trouble taken with the adjustment of the cave character would have been unnecessary if we had noticed sufficiently early its correspondence with the Phenician and Greek alphabets, from a combination of which it is manifestly derived...
Page 3 - But at length the road leads him to the heights above one more ravine, whence he discovers within his horizon the most singular spectacle, the most enchanting picture which nature has wrought in her grandest mood of creation, which men influenced by the vainest dreams of ambition have yet bequeathed to the generations that were to follow them. At Palmyra, nature renders the works of man insignificant by her own immensity and her boundless horizon, within which some hundreds of columns seem entirely...

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