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Page 189 - 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 366 - In your temples, to His name the voice is raised in prayer ; in a house of images, where the bell is shaken, still He is the object of adoration. To vilify the religion or customs of other men, is to set at naught the pleasure of the Almighty.
Page 371 - Veeshnoo-Sarma, in a Series of connected Fables, interspersed with moral, prudential, and political Maxims; translated from an ancient Manuscript in the Sanskreet Language, with explanatory Notes, by Charles Wilkins.
Page 239 - Thy tears, my child, ill suit the occasion ; we shall all meet again ; be firm ; see the direct road before thee, and follow it. When the big tear lurks beneath thy beautiful eyelashes, let thy resolution check its first efforts to disengage itself. In thy passage over this earth, where the paths are now high, now low, and the true path seldom distinguished, the traces of thy feet must needs be unequal ; but virtue will press thee right onward a.
Page 4 - From the raft or canoe, which first served to carry a savage over the river that obstructed him in the chase, to the construction of a vessel capable of conveying a numerous crew with safety to a distant coast, the progress in improvement is immense.
Page 264 - Fasts, mortifications, and penances, all rigid, and many of them excruciating to an extreme degree, were the means employed to appease the wrath of their gods, and the Mexicans never approached their altars without sprinkling them with blood drawn from their own bodies.
Page 200 - Nor is it between the four different tribes alone that such insuperable barriers are fixed ; the members of each cast adhere invariably to the profession of their forefathers. From generation to generation, the same families have followed, and will always continue to follow, one uniform line of life.
Page 10 - India by sea ; and if, from deference to* the sentiments of some respectable authors, their claim were to be admitted, we know with certainty, that the commercial effort which they made in the reign of Solomon was merely a transient one, and that they quickly returned to their former state of unsocial seclusion from the rest of mankind.
Page 370 - Greek ; and those not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the mutuation 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.