A Classical Dictionary of India: Illustrative of the Mythology, Philosophy, Literature, Antiquities, Arts, Manners, Customs &c. of the Hindus

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Higginbotham and Company, 1871 - Hindus - 793 pages

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Page 752 - They sin who tell us Love can die, With life all other passions fly, All others are but vanity. In Heaven Ambition cannot dwell, Nor Avarice in the vaults of Hell ; Earthly these passions of the Earth, They perish where they have their birth ; But Love is indestructible. Its holy flame for ever burneth, From Heaven it came, to Heaven returneth...
Page 753 - Oh ! when a Mother meets on high The Babe she lost in infancy, Hath she not then, for pains and fears, The day of woe, the watchful night, For all her sorrow, all her tears, An over-payment of delight...
Page 53 - Hindoos of every class, one subject of diversion is to send people on errands and expeditions that are to end in disappointment, and raise a laugh at the expense of the person sent.
Page 310 - Bessent, or Spring. He is represented as a beautiful youth, sometimes conversing with his mother and consort, in the midst of his gardens and temples ; sometimes riding by moonlight on a parrot or lory, and attended by dancing girls, or nymphs ; the foremost of whom bears his colours, which are a fish, on a red ground.
Page 684 - The mighty Lord on high, our deeds, as if at hand, espies : The gods know all men do, though men would fain their deeds disguise. Whoever stand?., whoever moves, or steals from place to place, Or hides him in his secret cell,— the gods his movements trace, Wherever two together plot, and deem they are alone, King Varuna is there, a third, and all their schemes are known. This earth is his, to him belong those vast and boundless skies ; Both seas within him rest, and yet in that small pool he lies....
Page 499 - The seizure of a maiden by force from her house, while she weeps and calls for assistance, after her kinsmen and friends have been ,slain in battle or wounded, and their houses broken open, is the marriage styled Rakshasa.
Page 624 - She who follows her husband (to another world) shall dwell in a region of joy for so many years as there are hairs on the human body, or 35 millions.
Page 50 - The evidence of language is irrefragable, and it is the only evidence worth listening to with regard to ante-historical periods. It would have been next to impossible to discover any traces of relationship between the swarthy natives of India and their conquerors, whether Alexander or Clive, but for the testimony borne by language.
Page 701 - Lord of the universe, and whose work is the universe, is the Supreme Being." Injunctions also repeatedly occur to worship Him, and Him only. " Adore God alone, know God alone, give up all other discourse ;" and the Vedant says, " it is found in the Vedas that none but the Supreme Being is to be worshipped, nothing excepting Him should be adored by a wise man.
Page 113 - Then betraying for the first time his intentions, the young prince said, " Let us turn back, I must think how to accomplish deliverance." ' A last meeting put an end to his hesitation. He was driving through the northern gate on the way to his...

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