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The Wonders of Elora: Or, the Narrative of a Journey to the Temples and ...
John Benjamin Seely
No preview available - 2014
apartment appearance arrived beautiful believe better Brahmans British called character Christian court deity distance Elora England entrance excavation eyes face feelings feet figures fine five floor former four friends front gallery give gods ground half hand head height Hindoo houses hundred idea inches India interesting journey Keylas kind known labour late latter living look Mahratta means ment mentioned miles mind mountain native nature nearly never notice object observed officers once opinion original pass Persian persons pillars poor possessing present probably recess remains remarks residing respect rock roof sculptured seen side Society speak square stands steps stone story temple thing tion travellers usual village Vishnu visited wall whole wish wonder
Page 343 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known; In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
Page 470 - Lord, thou hast searched me out, and known me : thou knowest my down-sitting, and mine up-rising; thou understandest my thoughts long before. Thou art about my path, and about my bed : and spiest out all my ways. For lo, there is not a word in my tongue : but thou, O Lord, knowest it altogether.
Page 29 - As you are now so once was I; As I am now, so you must be Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 343 - He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image that shall not be moved.
Page 250 - Distinctions of colours are of his ordination. It is he who gives existence* In your temples, to his name, the voice is raised in prayer; in a house of images where the bell is shaken, still he is the object of adoration.
Page 423 - Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till, by broad spreading, it disperse to nought.
Page 243 - And what is friendship but a name, A charm that lulls to sleep ; A shade that follows wealth or fame, And leaves the wretch to weep...
Page 456 - Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.