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Oriental Memoirs: a Narrative of Seventeen Years Residence in India
Vista completa - 1834
Ahmedabad ancient animals appearance arrived attendants banks Baroche beautiful body Bombay Brahmins brought called caste cause ceremonies character containing court covered death delightful Dhuboy districts effect English entered equally especially female five flowers four frequently garden gates give Gracias Guzerat hand happy head heart Hindoo Hindostan human hundred India inhabitants journey kind known land leaving letter light lived Mahomedan Mahratta manner means mentioned miles Mogul natives nature never observed occasion officers oriental passed performed Persian person possession present princes principal produced provinces purgunna received religion religious remains residence respective river sacred says season sent side similar situation stone Surat surrounding temples thing thousand tion town travellers trees usual variety various villages walls whole women
Página 98 - The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists...
Página 516 - How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Página 386 - Behold, fond man : See here thy pictured life ; pass some few years, Thy flowering Spring, thy Summer's ardent strength. Thy sober autumn fading into age, And pale concluding Winter comes at last, And shuts the scene. Ah ! whither now are fled Those dreams of greatness ? those unsolid hopes Of happiness ? those longings after fame ? Those restless cares? those busy bustling days? Those gay-spent, festive nights? those veering thoughts Lost between good and ill, that shared thy life?
Página 513 - I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
Página 241 - Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
Página 332 - That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.
Página 516 - ... and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us ; for in him we live, and move, and have our being ; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Página 150 - Well done, good and faithful servants, enter ye into the joy of your Lord.