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Page 441 - ... misfortunes can undeceive you. You will not accept of the uniform experience of your ancestors; and when once a man is determined to believe, the very absurdity of the doctrine confirms him in his faith.
Page 153 - Yet awhile ye can last; Joys of my age, In true wisdom delight; Eyes of my age, Be religion your light; Thoughts of my age, Dread ye not the cold sod; Hopes of my age, Be ye fixed on your God.
Page 505 - Regent's pleasure thereon, shall be entered in the general order book, and read at the head of every regiment in his Majesty's service. " By command of his royal highness the commander in chief. " H. CALVEBT, adjutant general.
Page 258 - Three persons — a wife, a son. and a slave — are declared by law to have in general no wealth exclusively their own; the wealth which they may earn is regularly acquired for the man to whom they belong.
Page 578 - I have never ceased, I repeat, to contemplate these practices with the strongest feelings of regret, and to view in them the moral debasement of a race who, I cannot help thinking, are capable of better things; whose susceptibility, patience, and mildness of character, render them worthy of a better destiny.
Page 577 - Hindoos of different sects and professions, I have had ample opportunity of observing the superstitious puerilities into which they have been thrown by their selfinterested guides, who, in defiance of the law as well as of common sense, have succeeded but too well in conducting them to the temple of idolatry; and while they hid .from their view the true substance of morality, have infused into their simple hearts av/eak attachment for its mere shadow.
Page 590 - That from and after the passing of this Act it shall not be lawful for the...
Page 577 - I (although born a Brahmin, and instructed in my youth in all the principles of that sect), being thoroughly convinced of the lamentable errors of my countrymen, have been stimulated to employ every means in my power to improve their minds, and lead them to the knowledge of a purer system of morality.
Page 577 - Brahmin, and instructed in my youth in all the principles of that sect), being thoroughly convinced of the lamentable errors of my countrymen, have been stimulated to employ every means in my power to improve their minds, and lead them to the knowledge of a purer system of morality. Living constantly...