The History of British India, Volume 2

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Page 61 - To the guest who enters your dwelling with frozen knees, give the warmth of your fire ; he who hath travelled over the mountains, hath need of food and well-dried garments.
Page 137 - Brachmans persuaded him that it was necessary he should be born anew : this ceremony consisted in putting the prince into the body of a golden cow of immense value, where, after he had lain the time prescribed, he came out regenerated, and freed from all the crimes of his former life. The cow was afterwards cut up, and divided amongst the seers who had invented this extraordinary method for the remission of his sins.
Page 120 - Brahmin, who wished very much to become emperor of India ; and the only practicable way for him was to die first, and be born again. For this purpose he made a desperate tapasya, wishing to remember then every thing he knew in his present generation.
Page 106 - Pythagoras, and another version is that he sacrificed a hekatomb on discovering that the square on the hypothenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides (Euklid I.
Page 155 - Both nations are to nearly an equal degree tainted with the vices of insincerity; dissembling, treacherous, mendacious, to an excess which surpasses even the usual measure of uncultivated society.
Page 105 - Exactly in proportion as Utility is the object of every pursuit, may we regard a nation as civilized.
Page 106 - Indeed, before an author could think of embodying a treatise. of algebra in the heart of a system of astronomy, and turning the researches of the one science to the purposes of the other, both must be in such a state of advancement, as the lapse of several ages and many repeated efforts of invention were required to produce.
Page 365 - A few lines further on he remarks: "In the still more important qualities, which constitute what we call the moral character, the Hindu ranks very low.
Page 99 - ... calculus was more easy and natural where arithmetic was best handled. No such marked identity of the Hindu and Diophantine systems is observed, as to demonstrate communication. They are sufficiently distinct to justify the presumption, that both might be invented independently of each other. If, however, it be insisted, that a hint or suggestion, the seed of their knowledge, may have reached the Hindu mathematicians immediately from the Greeks of Alexandria, or mediately through those of Bactria,...
Page 43 - I know a Song, useful to all mankind, for as soon as hatred inflames the sons of men, the moment I sing it they are appeased. I know a Song of such virtue, that were I caught in a storm, I can hush the winds and render the air perfectly calm.

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