A History of Civilisation in Ancient India, Volume 2

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Company, Limited, 1893 - India
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Page 319 - ... the Hindus believe that there is no country but theirs, no nation like theirs, no kings like theirs, no religion like theirs, no science like theirs. They are haughty, foolishly vain, self-conceited, and stolid. They are by nature niggardly in communicating that which they know, and they take the greatest possible care to withhold it from men of another caste among their own people, still much more, of course, from any foreigner.
Page 278 - Merciful heaven! What, man! ne'er pull your hat upon your brows; Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak Whispers the o'erfraught heart, and bids it break.
Page 99 - In childhood, a female must be subject to her father, in youth, to her husband, when her lord is dead, to her sons ; a woman must never be independent.
Page 323 - If a wife loses her husband by death, she cannot marry another man. She has only to choose between two things — either to remain a widow as long as she lives...
Page 107 - Partnership, (5) Resumption of gifts, (6) Non-payment of wages, (7) Non-performance of agreements, (8) Rescission of sale and purchase, (9) Disputes between...
Page 98 - Women must be honoured and adorned by their fathers, brothers, husbands, and brothers-in-law, who desire their own welfare." "Where women are honoured, there the gods are pleased; but where they are not honoured, no sacred rite yields rewards.
Page 106 - Naked and shorn, tormented with hunger and thirst, and deprived of sight, shall the man who gives false evidence, go with a potsherd to beg food at the door of his enemy.
Page 295 - And o'er his brow with roses blown she fans a fragrance rare, That falls on the enchanted sense like rain in thirsty air ; While the company of damsels wave many an odorous spray, And Krishna laughing, toying, sighs the soft spring away.
Page 236 - Brahma occurs three or four times, and every great god of the Hindu Pantheon finds his place. Some of these are carved with a minute elaboration of detail which can only be reproduced by photography, and may probably be considered as one of the most marvellous exhibitions of human labour to be found even in the patient East.
Page 159 - With respect to the ordinary people, although they are naturally light-minded, yet they are upright and honourable. In money matters they are without craft, and in administering justice they are considerate. They dread the retribution of another state of existence, and make light of the things of the present world. They are not deceitful or treacherous in their conduct, and are faithful to their oaths and promises. In their rules of government there is remarkable rectitude, whilst in their behaviour...

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