Native Life in Travancore

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W.H. Allen & Company, 1883 - Caste - 434 pages

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Page 365 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: And it shall be to the Lord for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Page 341 - Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.
Page 303 - Our attention should now be directed to a consideration, if possible, still more important, and one which has been hitherto, we are bound to admit, too much neglected ; namely, how useful and practical knowledge, suited to every station in life, may be best conveyed to the great mass of the people...
Page 270 - And it is hereby enacted, that any act which would be a penal offence if done to a free man shall be equally an offence if done to any person on the pretext of his being in a condition of slavery.
Page 274 - Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Page 365 - The captive to release, To God the lost to bring, To teach the way of life and peace, It is a Christ-like thing.
Page 270 - It is hereby enacted and declared that no public officer shall in execution of any decree or order of Court, or for the enforcement of any demand of rent or revenue, sell or cause to be sold any person, or the right to the compulsory labour or services of any person, on the ground that such person is in a state of Slavery.
Page 270 - That no person who may have acquired property by his own industry, or by the exercise of any art, calling, or profession, or by inheritance, assignment, gift or bequest, shall be...
Page 247 - Then shall the earth yield her increase ; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.
Page 73 - The general and natural course of migration would doubtless be from the mainland to the island ; but there may occasionally have been reflex waves of migration even in the earliest times, as there certainly were later on, traces of which survive in the existence in Tinnevelly and the western coast of castes whose traditions, and even in some instances, whose names, connect them with Ceylon.

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