Asiatic Journal

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Parbury, Allen, and Company, 1841 - Asia
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Page 219 - ... too much under the influence of the drug to care for passing events, and fast merging to the wished-for consummation. The last scene in this tragic play is generally a room in the rear of the building, a species of dead-house, where lie stretched those who have passed into the state of bliss the opium-smoker madly seeks — an emblem of the long sleep to which he is blindly hurrying."* 360.
Page 265 - I say unto you, Swear not at all : neither by heaven ; for it is God's throne : nor by the earth ; for it is his footstool...
Page 265 - And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates : that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
Page 219 - ... day ; others laughing and talking wildly under the effects of a first pipe; whilst the couches around are filled with their different occupants, who lie languid, with an idiot smile upon their countenance, too much under the influence of the drug to care for passing events, and fast verging to the wished-for consummation.
Page 219 - The rooms where they sit and smoke, are surrounded by wooden couches, with places for the head to rest upon, and generally a side room is devoted to gambling.
Page 265 - The Lord liveth," in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness ; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
Page 80 - Her chest should be capacious; her breasts, firm and conical, like the yellow cocoa-nut, and her waist small — almost small enough to be clasped by the hand. Her hips should be wide; her limbs tapering; the soles of her feet, without any hollow, and the surface of her body in general soft, delicate, smooth, and rounded, 'without the asperities of projecting bones and sinews.
Page 170 - But how severely with themselves proceed The men, who write such verse as we can read? Their own strict judges, not a word they spare That wants, or force, or light, or weight, or care...
Page 111 - Troward, or yourself, the general merits of this transaction, you will erect a cenotaph most grateful to my shade, and will clear my memory from that load, which the East India Company, king, lords, and commons, and in a manner the whole British nation, (God forgive them) have been pleased to lay as a monument upon my ashes. I am as conscious as any person can be of the little value of the good or evil opinion of mankind to the part of me that shall remain, but I believe it is of some moment not...
Page 164 - And the wind, full of wantonness, woos like a lover The young aspen-trees till they tremble all over. When the east is as warm as the light of first hopes, And day, with...

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