Asiatic Researches; Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal,: For Inquiring Into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. ... Printed Verbatim from the Calcutta Edition..
J. Sewell; Vernor and Hood; J. Cuthell; J. Walker; R. Lea; Lackington, Allen, and Company; Otridge and son; R. Faulder; and J. Scatcherd., 1807 - Archaeology
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Page 334 - ... at the time fixed upon ; and the laugh is always in proportion to the trouble given.
Page 58 - A firm belief that one supreme God made the world by his " power, and continually governed it by his providence ; a pious " fear, love and adoration of him ; a due reverence for parents ''* and aged persons ; a fraternal affection for the whole human " species, and a compassionate tenderness even for the brute
Page 54 - ... exotic animals, commodities, or arts, but those of material elements, parts of the body, natural objects and relations, affections of the mind, and other ideas common to the whole race of man.
Page 80 - ... the world was given us for our own edification, not for the purpose of raising sumptuous buildings ; life, for the discharge of moral and religious duties, not for pleasurable indulgences ; wealth, to be liberally bestowed, not avariciously hoarded ; and learning, to produce good actions, not empty disputes.
Page 5 - ... in the number of its words and the precision of its phrases; but it is equally true and wonderful, that it bears not the least resemblance, either in words or the structure of them, to the...
Page 112 - In the three successive ages, together with their limits at the beginning and end of them, are thousands and hundreds diminished by one. This aggregate of four ages, amounting to twelve thousand divine...
Page 366 - By some they have been extolled as the oldest and the wisest, as the most learned and most ingenious of nations; whilst others have derided their pretensions to antiquity, condemned their government as abominable, and arraigned their manners as inhuman, without allowing them an element of science, or a single art for which they have not been indebted to some more ancient and more civilized race of men.
Page 64 - Indraprestha; that the language of the first Persian empire was the mother of the Sanscrit, and consequently of the Zend, and Parsi, as well as of Greek, Latin, and Gothic ; that the language of the Assyrians was the parent of Chaldaic and Pahlavi, and that the primary Tartarean language also had been current in the same empire ; although, as the Tartars had no books, or even letters, we cannot with certainty trace their unpolished and variable idioms.
Page 118 - In seven days all creatures who have offended me shall be destroyed by a deluge, but thou shalt be secured in a capacious vessel miraculously formed. Take, therefore, all kinds of medicinal herbs, and esculent grain for food, and together with the seven holy men, your respective wives, and pairs of all animals, enter the ark without fear...