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The Wonders of Elora: Or, the Narrative of a Journey to the Temples and ...
John Benjamin Seely
No preview available - 2014
afford apartment appearance arrived beautiful believe better Bombay Brahman British called court deity distance Elora England entrance excavation eyes face feelings feet figures fine five floor former four friends front gallery give gods ground half hand head height Hindoo hour houses hundred idea inches India interesting journey Keylas kind known labour late latter look Mahratta means ment mentioned miles mind mountain native nature nearly never object observed officers once opinion original party pass period Persian persons pillars poor possessing present probably recess remains remarks residence respect rock roof sculptured seen servants side speak square stands steps stone story temple thing tion travellers usual village Vishnu visited wall whole wish wonder
Page 233 - And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep ; A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep...
Page 459 - Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me : thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising; thou understandest my thoughts long before. Thou art about my path, and about my bed : and spiest out all my ways.
Page 241 - Distinctions of colours 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.
Page 588 - The instant which has passed in power hath left only sorrow behind it. I have not been the guardian and protector of the empire. My valuable time has been passed vainly. I had a patron in my own dwelling (conscience), but his glorious light was unseen by my dim sight. Life is not lasting ; there is no vestige of departed breath, and all hopes from futurity are lost. The fever has left me ; but nothing remains of me but skin and bone.
Page 412 - Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.
Page 445 - 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.
Page 14 - With song and prospect, which abound From birds, and woods, and waters round. But when the sun, with noon-tide ray, Flames forth intolerable day; While heat sits fervent on the plain, With thirst and languor in his train : All nature...
Page 588 - I brought nothing into this world, and, except the infirmities of man, carry nothing out. I have a dread for my salvation, and with what torments I may be punished. Though I have strong reliance on the mercies and bounty of God, yet, regarding my actions, fear will not quit me ; but when I am gone, reflection will not remain. Come then what may, I have launched my vessel to the waves. Though Providence will protect the camp, yet, regarding appearances, the endeavours of my sons are indispensably...