Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah: Written Previous To, and During the Period of His Residence in England. To which is Prefixed a Preliminary Dissertation on the History, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos

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G. G. and J. Robinson, 1796 - England - 343 pages

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Page 51 - When even at last the solemn hour shall come, And wing my mystic flight to future worlds, I cheerful will obey ; there, with new powers, Will rising wonders sing. I cannot go Where universal love not smiles around...
Page 171 - ... induced many of the wisest among the ancients, and some of the most enlightened among the moderns, to believe that the whole creation was rather an energy than a work, by which the Infinite Being who is present at all times and in all places, exhibits to the minds of his creatures a set of perceptions, like a wonderful picture or piece of music, always varied, yet always uniform...
Page 51 - tis nought to me : Since GOD is ever prefent, ever felt, In the void wafte as in the city full ; And where HE vital breathes there muft be joy.
Page 170 - Of ev'ry bird, that hails the bloomy spring. Or tells his love in many a liquid note, Whilst envious artists touch the rival string. Till rocks and forests ring: Breathes in rich fragrance from the sandal grove. Or where the precious musk-deer playful rove: In dulcet juice from clust'ring fruit distills.
Page xxxii - Bessent, and gay Spring on earth, Weaves thy green robe and flaunting bow'rs, And from thy clouds draws balmy...
Page xxxii - And wave them in the scented air, Each with pearls her neck adorning, Brighter than the tears of morning. Thy crimson ensign, which before them flies, Decks with new stars the sapphire skies.
Page xxxii - Affection ever true, Graces thy side, her vest of glowing hue, And in her train twelve blooming girls advance, Touch golden strings and knit the mirthful dance.
Page xxx - Poem is addressed, appears evidently the same with the Grecian Eros and the Roman Cupido; but the Indian description of his person and arms, his family, attendants, and attributes, has new and peculiar beauties.
Page xx - He appointed to each tribe its own faith, and to every sect its own religion ; and having introduced a numerous variety of castes, and a multiplicity of different customs, He views in each particular place the mode of worship respectively appointed to it...
Page 19 - The principles of the Christian religion as professed by the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches, are recognized as teaching men to do good, and to do to others as they would have others do to them.

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