The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany, Volume 5

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Wm. H. Allen & Company, 1818 - Asia
Contains "verbatim reports of Debates at the East-India house, taken in shorthand for these pages". -- cf. v. 1, p. iii.

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Page 495 - There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; the conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings
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Page 424 - ... under the delusion of conforming to sacred religious rites. I have never ceased, I repeat, to contemplate these practices with the strongest feelings of regret, and to, view in them the moral debasement of a race who, I cannot help thinking, are capable of better things ;. whose susceptibility, patience, and mildness of character, render them worthy of a better destiny. Under these impressions, therefore, I have been impelled to lay before them genuine translations of parts of their scripture,...
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