Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, Volume 6
Cambridge University Press for the Royal Asiatic Society, 1841 - Asia
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Page 370 - And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves : because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews ; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Page 242 - It is difficult to comprehend how men, not assisted by revelation, could have soared so high, and approached so near to the truth.' ' Besides the five great commandments not to kill, not to steal, not to commit adultery, not to lie, not to get drunk, every shade of vice, hypocrisy, anger, pride, suspicion, greediness, gossiping, cruelty to animals, is guarded against by special precepts.
Page 147 - It is not to be supposed, however, that any reduction can be effected in the transport duties. The Chinese are unlikely to grant privileges to foreigners, which necessarily entail a loss on themselves ; and if no saving be made in the duties, then the carriage of the same quantity of woollens (five-sixths) would not amount to one-third of the carriage of tea from Fo-kien1.
Page 44 - Elizabeth, who said, that as a virtuous woman ought to look on none but her husband, so a subject ought not to cast his eyes on any other sovereign than him God had set over him. " I will not," said she, " have my sheep marked with a strange brand ; nor suffer them to follow the pipe of a strange shepherd*.
Page 56 - Turkic ; and then he asked me if I would serve him ; I answered him in regard I was a subject in his countrey I must be at his command, yett I was loth to leave my ould master in regard he lov'd me well ; at which wordes the Kinge did take me about the necke and kissed me three or four times, and sayd, I doe highly commend thy constancie ; neverthelesse I will intreat my brother thy lord...
Page 374 - giver of poison," and a "suborner of perjury," that Brahmans would have gone to sea. May not the interdict be fairly considered the consequence of the practice? and this would date the Institutes of Menu after the fourth century ! The last indication of modernism that occurs to me is the mention of the Puranas; and in the same verse, the heroic poems (although not by name) are referred to, which would give a date to Menu 1 From his high birth alone a Brahman is an object of veneration, EVEN TO DEITIES;...
Page 383 - It is highly probable that, of the present popular forms of the Hindu religion, none assumed their actual state earlier than the time of Sankara Acharya, the great Saiva reformer, who flourished, in all likelihood, in the eighth or ninth century.
Page 60 - I do hold him to be a great prophet, yea, the greatest that ever was; and I do think, verily, that if any man could forgive sins, it was he; for I have read that he did great miracles when he was upon...
Page 120 - ... unchanging outer cover of long, coarse hair, between the roots of which comes in winter an undercoat of downy wool that is naturally thrown off in spring or is carefully combed out for use. A remarkably fine species of this breed exists throughout the area to which the white-haired goat...
Page 275 - I will perspicuously set forth the visits of Buddho to Ceylon; the arrival of the relic and of the Bo-tree; the histories of the convocations; and of the sophisms of the Theros; the introduction of the religion [of Buddho] into the island ; and the settlement and pedigree of the sovereign [Wijayo]. It will be evident from the substance of the quotations here made, that the numerical extent of the dynasties [in my work] is exclusively derived from that source — [it is no invention of mine]. " Thus...