Western India in 1838, Volume 2

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Saunders and Otley, 1839 - India

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Page 178 - And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook ; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
Page 134 - Out upon Time ! who for ever will leave But enough of the past for the future to grieve O'er that which hath been, and o'er that which must be : What we have seen, our sons shall see ; Remnants of things...
Page 33 - Where'er we gaze, around, above, below, What rainbow tints, what magic charms are found : Rock, river, forest, mountain, all abound, And bluest skies that harmonize the whole : Beneath, the distant torrent's rushing sound Tells where the volumed cataract doth roll Between those hanging rocks, that shock yet please the soul.
Page 81 - Uprear'd of human hands. Come and compare Columns and idol-dwellings, Goth or Greek, With Nature's realms of worship, earth and air, Nor fix on fond abodes to circumscribe thy prayer.
Page 1 - Look on its broken arch, its ruined wall, Its chambers desolate, and portals foul : Yes, this was once Ambition's airy hall, The dome of Thought, the palace of the Soul...
Page 18 - ... place. Such was the popularity of this obscene worship ; such the fanaticism of its followers, that the princes of Hindustan devoted their daughters to the service of the temple f; and, at the occurrence of an eclipse, sometimes as many as a thousand individuals came to perform their devotions. The religion was of old common to Arabia and India ; and there is reason for believing, what the early Mohammedan authorities assert, that Lat, worshipped by the idolaters of Mekka, was a similar deity...
Page 94 - Mohammedan husbands' generosity, and the weighty affair of pin money.' The Rahit Buckte (the principal wife) she is talking to, sets her mind quite at ease by explaining that she has her own financial resources at her disposal: 'The Rahit Buckte proved herself during our conversation, to be a good woman of business, quite...
Page 240 - The description of such natural and varied grandeur can be limited only by each indivictual's power of graphic portraiture, all however, far below the truth, and weak to the imagination of the poetic reader.
Page 44 - ... very different from that followed twenty centuries later by ourselves ; for we too have our judge, and our magistrates, and further, our missionaries are spread abroad among the people to drown them with the overflowing truths of our dharma, to release them from the fetters of sin and bring them unto the salvation which
Page 92 - There was an air of privacy and quietness, about this little Mohammedan boudoir, particularly inviting; and while its arrangement promised an unusual degree of comfort, a free circulation of air was insured by its height. Numerous windows of wrought stonework which surrounded it, afforded the fair inmate a charming view

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