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Page 273 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
Page 300 - This Pagoda is situated about a mile from the western extremity of the island of Seringham, formed by the division of the great river Caveri into two channels. " It is composed of seven square enclosures, one within the other, the walls of which are twenty-five feet high, and four thick.
Page 336 - THIS is the idea which Abul Fazel, who examined the opinions of the Brahmins with the greatest attention and candour, gives of their theology. " They all," says he, " believe in the unity of the Godhead ; and although they hold images in high veneration, it is only because they represent celestial beings, and prevent the thoughts of , those who worship them from...
Page 54 - If your majesty places any faith in those books, by distinction called divine, you will there be instructed that God is the God of all mankind, not the God of mahomedans alone.
Page 57 - Instruction,' in a series of connected fables, interspersed with moral, prudential, and political maxims.
Page 315 - Wise men, who have abandoned all thought of the fruit which is produced from their actions, are freed from the chains of birth, and go to the regions of eternal happiness k.
Page 57 - Greek ; and those not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the mutation of refined arts and improved manners might have occasionally introduced, but in the groundwork of language, in monosyllables, in the names of numbers, and the appellations of such things as would be first discriminated on the immediate dawn of civilization.