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Asiatick Researches: Or, Transactions of the Society Instituted in ..., Volumen4
Vista completa - 1798
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Página vii - And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Página vii - And GOD created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind : and GOD saw that it was good.
Página vii - HE gave being to time and the divisions of time, to the stars also, and to the planets, to rivers, oceans, and mountains, to level plains, and uneven valleys.
Página x - Veda, prove the author to have adored (not the visible material sun, but) that divine and incomparably greater light, to use the words of the most venerable text in the Indian scripture, which illumines all, delights all, from which all proceed to which all must return, and which alone can irradiate (not our visual organs merely, but our souls and) our intellects.
Página 161 - I made experiments, nankeen, from the ftrength and quality of its fabric, appeared the beft calculated for coating with the gum. The method I followed in performing this, was, to lay the cloth fmooth upon a table, pour the milk upon it, and with a ruler to fpread it equally. But fhould this ever be attempted on a...
Página 399 - The diver, putting the toes of his right foot on the hair rope of the diving stone, and those of his left on the net, seizes the two cords with one hand, and shutting his nostrils with the other, plunges into the water. On reaching the bottom, he hangs the net round his neck, and collects into it the pearl...
Página 384 - A prince may facrifae his enemy, having firft invoked the ax with holy texts, by fubitituting a buffalo or goat, calling the victim by the name of the enemy throughout the whole ceremony.
Página 159 - I did not find my ftockings in the leaft damp. Indeed, from the nature of the gum, had it been for a period of as many months, the fame refult was to have been expected. ' After being thus far fuccefsful, I was greatly difappointed in my expectations with regard to their retaining their original fhape; for, on wearing them but a few times, they loft much of their firft neatnefs, the contractions of the gum being only equal to about feven eighths of its extenfion.