A View of the History, Literature, and Mythology of the Hindoos: Including a Minute Description of Their Manners and Customs, and Translations from Their Principal Works ...

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Printed at the Mission Press, 1818
 

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Pàgina 127 - All the persons employed now lighted their lamps, and ran with them in their hands to fill up their stations in the procession. Some of them had lost their lights and were unprepared, but it was then too late to seek them, and the cavalcade moved forward to the house of the bride, at which place the company entered a large and splendidly illuminated area before the house, covered with an awning, where a great multitude of friends, dressed in their best apparel, were seated upon mats. The bridegroom...
Pàgina 145 - ... a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife ; and they shall be one flesh.
Pàgina 127 - The bridegroom was carried in the arms of a friend and placed on a superb seat in the midst of the company, where he sat a short time and then went into the house, the door of which was immediately shut and guarded by Sepoys. I and others expostulated with the doorkeepers, but in vain. Never was I so struck with our Lord's beautiful parable as at this moment : and the door was shut!
Pàgina 42 - A wife, a son, a servant, a pupil, and a 'younger whole brother, may be corrected, when they ' commit faults, with a rope or the small shoot of a ' cane ; • 300. 'But on the back part only of their bodies, and 'not on a noble part by any means...
Pàgina 105 - Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
Pàgina 98 - The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
Pàgina 528 - In childhood a woman must be subject to her father, in youth to her husband, and when her lord is dead, to her sons. A woman must never be independent.
Pàgina 582 - ... sometimes the mythological poems are studied ; and a third in which logic is made the principal object of attention. In all these colleges select works are read and their meaning explained ; but instruction is not conveyed in the form of lectures. In the first class of colleges, the pupils repeat assigned lessons from the grammar used in each college, and the teacher communicates the meaning of the lessons after they have been committed to memory. In the others the pupils are divided into classes...
Pàgina xxvi - Know, first, that heaven and earth's compacted frame, And flowing waters, and the starry flame, And both the radiant lights, one common soul Inspires and feeds, and animates the whole.
Pàgina 123 - ... her arms reached to her knees ; her throat was like that of a pigeon ; her loins narrow like those of a lion ; her hair hung in curls down to her feet ; her teeth were like the seeds of the pomegranate ; and her gait like that of a drunken elephant or a goose.

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