The Annual biography and obituary

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Page 85 - ... the Evidence that there is a Being, all-powerful, wise, and good, by whom every thing exists, and particularly to obviate difficulties regarding the Wisdom and Goodness of the Deity : in the first place, from considerations independent of written revelation ; and in the second place, from the revelation of the Lord Jesus ; and from the whole, to point out the inferences most necessary for, and useful to, mankind.
Page 368 - Then haste thee to thy sullen Isle, And gaze upon the sea ; That element may meet thy smile It ne'er was ruled by thee ! Or trace with thine all idle hand In loitering mood upon the sand That Earth is now as free ! That Corinth's pedagogue hath now Transferred his byword to thy brow. Thou Timour ! in his captive's cage What thoughts will there be thine, While brooding in thy prisoned rage ( But one —
Page 101 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; And when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me; Because I delivered the poor that cried, And the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 307 - This simple code of religion and morality," he says, at the close of his preface, " is so admirably calculated to elevate men's ideas to high and liberal notions of one God, who has equally subjected all living creatures, without distinction of caste, rank, or wealth, to change, disappointment, pain, and death, and has equally admitted all to be partakers of the bountiful mercies which he has lavished over nature; and is also so well fitted to regulate the conduct of the human race in the discharge...
Page 301 - I can tranquilly bear ; trusting that a day will arrive when my humble endeavours will be viewed with justice — perhaps acknowledged with gratitude. At any rate, whatever men may say, I cannot be deprived of this consolation — my motives are acceptable to that Being who beholds in secret and compensates openly.
Page 305 - Roy, a warm advocate for the abolition of sati and of all other superstitions and corruptions engrafted on the Hindu religion, which he considers originally to have been a pure Deism.
Page 178 - At about 6 PM, the rudder, which had already received some very heavy blows, rose, and broke up the after-lockers, and this was the last severe shock that the ship received. We found by the well that she made no water, and by dark she struck no more. God was merciful to us, and the tide, almost miraculously fell no lower.
Page 301 - The consequence of my long and uninterrupted researches into religious truth has been that I have found the doctrines of Christ more conducive to moral principles, and better adapted for the use of rational beings, than any other which have come to my knowledge.
Page 308 - These precepts separated from the mysterious dogmas and historical records appear, on the contrary, to the Compiler to contain not only the essence of all that is necessary to instruct mankind in their civil duties, but also the best and only means of obtaining the forgiveness of our sins, the favour of God, and strength to overcome our passions, and to keep his commandments.
Page 301 - Translation of an Abridgment of the Vedant, or Resolution of all the Veds ; the most celebrated and revered Work of Brahminical Theology, establishing the Unity of the Supreme Being, and that he alone is the Object of Propitiation and Worship.

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