Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet (Google eBook)

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R. Bentley, 1863 - Jammu and Kashmir (India) - 385 pages
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Page 309 - Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the god-head who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress towards his holy seat.
Page 2 - WHO has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere, With its roses the brightest that earth ever gave, Its temples, and grottos, and fountains as clear As the love-lighted eyes that hang over their wave...
Page 389 - CARTHAGE. Carthage and her Remains: being an Account of the Excavations and Researches on the Site of the Phoenician Metropolis in Africa and other adjacent Places. Conducted under the Auspices of Her Majesty's Government.
Page 340 - Praise be to God, the Lord of Creation , The All-merciful, the All-compassionate ! Ruler of the day of Reckoning ! Thee we worship, and Thee we invoke for help. Lead us in the straight path ; The path of those upon whom Thou hast been gracious, Not of those that are the objects of Wrath, or that are in Error...
Page 309 - What the sun and light are to this visible world, that are the supreme good and truth, to the intellectual and invisible universe ; and, as our corporeal eyes have a distinct perception of objects enlightened by the sun, thus our souls acquire 1 Essays and Lectures, &c., vol.
Page 345 - All that tread The globe are but a handful to the tribes That slumber in its bosom.
Page 185 - Here we find a practice equally strange, that of polyandry, if I may so call it, universally prevailing ; and see one female, associating her fate and fortune with all the brothers of a family, without any restriction of age, or of numbers...
Page 357 - ... that over the inner chamber must have been the loftiest, the height of its pinnacle above the ground being about 7,5 feet. 'The interior must have been as imposing as the exterior. On ascending the flight of steps, now covered by ruins, the votary of the sun entered a highly decorated chamber, with a doorway on each side covered by a pediment, with a trefoil-headed niche containing a bust of the Hindu triad, and on the flanks of the main entrance, as well as on those of the side doorways, were...
Page 370 - The affairs of this quarter in every respect flourish. I am, night and day, employed in prayers for the increase of your happiness and prosperity. Having been informed, by travellers from your country, of your exalted fame and reputation, my heart, like the blossoms of spring, abounds with satisfaction, gladness, and joy.
Page 358 - I can almost fancy that the creation of this 'Sun Temple' "was suggested by the magnificent sunny prospect which its "position commands. It overlooks the finest view in Cashmere, " and, perhaps, in the known world. Beneath it lies the Para"dise of the East, with its sacred streams and cedarn glens, its "brown orchards and green fields surrounded on all sides by "vast snowy mountains, whose lofty peaks seem to smile upon

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