Memoirs of India

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Сторінка 27 - Who without bloodshed or the terror of authority, Employing only the means of conciliation, confidence, and benevolence, Attempted and accomplished The entire subjection of the lawless and savage inhabitants of the...
Сторінка 475 - Distinctions of colour 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.
Сторінка 474 - ... now in heaven, conducted the affairs of this empire in equity and firm security for the space of fifty-two years, preserving every tribe of men in ease and happiness; whether they were followers of Jesus, or of Moses, of David, or...
Сторінка 436 - 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...
Сторінка 127 - I have regularly and attentively perused these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
Сторінка 474 - Akbar, whose throne is now in heaven, conducted the affairs of this empire in equity and firm security for the space of fifty-two years, preserving every tribe of men in ease and happiness...
Сторінка 394 - As soon as they arrive at this place, the condemned prisoners are asked in what religion they choose to die ; and the moment they have replied to this question, the executioner seizes them, and binds them to a stake in the midst of the faggots. The day after the execution, the portraits of the dead are carried to the church of the Dominicans. The heads only are represented (which are...
Сторінка 393 - Dominican friars, who have this honour because St. Dominic founded the Inquisition. These are followed by the prisoners, who walk one after the other, each having his godfather by his side, and a lighted taper in his hand. The least guilty go foremost ; and as I did not pass for one of them, there were many who took precedence of me. The women were mixed promiscuously with the men. We all walked barefoot, and the sharp stones of the streets of Goa wounded my tender feet, and caused the blood to stream...
Сторінка 437 - ... two thousand feet in circumference, measured round the principal stems ; the overhanging branches, not yet struck down, cover a much larger space ; and under it grow a number of custard-apple and other fruit trees.
Сторінка 391 - F£ was generally celebrated on the first Sunday in Advent, because on that day is read in the Churches that part of the Gospel in which mention is made of the LAST JUDGMENT ; and the Inquisitors pretend by this ceremony to exhibit a lively emblem of that awful event.

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