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Page 340 - Mussulman are equally in His presence. Distinctions of colour are of His ordination. It is He who gives existence. In your temples, to His name the voice is raised in prayer ; in a house of images, where the bell is shaken, still He is the object of adoration. To vilify the religion or customs of other men, is to set at naught the pleasure of the Almighty.
Page 220 - The tragedies, comedies, farces, and musical pieces of the Indian theatre, would fill as many volumes as that of any nation in ancient or modern Europe.
Page 214 - I want not dominion ; I want not pleasure : for what is dominion and the enjoyments of life, or even life itself, when those for whom dominion, pleasure, and enjoyment were to be coveted, have abandoned life and fortune, and stand here in the field ready for the battle.
Page 346 - Instruction, in a series of connected fables, interspersed with moral, prudential, and political maxims.
Page 340 - Dharians, which denies the eternity of matter, or of that which ascribes the existence of the world to chance, they all equally enjoyed his countenance and favour ; insomuch that his people, in gratitude for the indiscriminate protection which he afforded them, distinguished him by the appellation of Juggot Grow, Guardian of Mankind.
Page 183 - None of these can ever quit his own caste, or be admitted into another. The station of every individual is unalterably fixed ; his destiny is irrevocable ; and the walk of life is marked out, from which he must never deviate.
Page 217 - Sacontala is going to the pa" lace of her wedded Lord ; she who drank not, " though thirsty, before you were watered; she who " cropped not, through affection for you, one of " your fresh leaves, though she would have been " pleased with such an ornament for her locks ; she " whose chief delight was in the season when your " branches are spangled with flowers ! Chorus of Wood Nymphs.
Page 4 - From the raft or canoe, which first served to carry a savage over the river that obstructed him in the chase, to the construction of a vessel capable of conveying a numerous crew with safety to a distant coast, the progress in improvement is immense.
Page 183 - Nor is it between the four different tribes alone that such insuperable barriers are fixed ; the members of each cast adhere invariably to the profession of their forefathers. From generation to generation, the same families have followed, and will always continue to follow, one uniform line of life.