An Historical Relation of Ceylon: Together with Somewhat Concerning Severall Remarkeable Passages of My Life that Hath Hapned Since My Deliverance Out of My Capitivity

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James MacLehose and Sons, 1911 - Ceyton - 459 pages
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Page 399 - I command thee this day, thou, and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul ; that then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return, and gather thee from all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the utmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee.
Page 442 - And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.
Page 436 - Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches : but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth : for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Page 10 - The best are those that do belong to their idols, wherein stand their Dewals or temples. They do not care to make streets by building their houses together in rows, but each man lives by himself in his own plantation ; having a hedge, it may be, and a ditch round about him to keep out cattle.
Page 49 - Teeth, and Cotton, of which there is good plenty, growing in their own Grounds, sufficient to make them good and strong cloth for their own use, and also to sell to the People of the Uplands, where Cotton is not so plenty.
Page 263 - Here and there, by the side of this river, there is a world of hewn stone pillars, standing upright ; and other heaps of hewn stones, which I suppose formerly were buildings. And in three or four places, are the ruins of bridges, built of stone ; some remains of them yet standing upon stone pillars.
Page 135 - Carpenters, or house-builders, unless some few noble-men, but each one buildeth his own dwelling. In building whereof there is not so much as a nail used; but instead of them every thing which might be nailed, is tyed with rattans and other strings, which grow in the woods in abundance ; whence the builder hath his Timber for cutting. The Country being warm, many of them will not take pains to clay their walls, but make them of boughs and leaves of Trees. The poorest sort have not above one room...
Page 208 - Neither was it fitting for me," they said. " to employ myself in such an inferior office as to dress my own meat, being a man that the King had notice of by name; and very suddenly before I should be aware of it, would send for me into his presence ; where I should be highly promoted to some place of honour.
Page 445 - Thou hast spared me. Wherefore with my utmost art I will sing Thee, And the cream of all my heart I will bring Thee.

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