The Works of Wm. Robertson, D.D.: History of America, booksIX-X. An historical disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India
Talboys and Wheeler; and W. Pickering, London., 1825
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Page 269 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
Page 310 - Let the motive be in the deed, and not in the event. Be not one whose motive for action is the hope of reward. Let not thy life be spent in inaction.
Page 296 - This Pagoda is situated about a mile from the western extremity of the island of Seringham, formed by the division of the great river Caveri into two channels. " It is composed of seven square enclosures, one within the other, the walls of which are twenty-five feet high, and four thick.
Page 71 - From those various causes, which in a greater or lesser degree affected every individual in the colony, the indignation of the people became general, and was worked up to such a pitch, that nothing was wanting to precipitate them into the most desperate acts but some leader qualified to unite and to direct their operations.
Page 49 - ... 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; whether they were followers of Jesus, or of Moses, of David, or...
Page 332 - THIS is the idea which Abul Fazel, who examined the opinions of the Brahmins with the greatest attention and candour, gives of their theology. " They all," says he, " believe in the unity of the Godhead ; and although they hold images in high veneration, it is only because they represent celestial beings, and prevent the thoughts of , those who worship them from...
Page 50 - Mussulman are equally in his presence. 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. To vilify the religion or customs of other men, is to set at naught the pleasure of the Almighty.
Page 53 - Instruction,' in a series of connected fables, interspersed with moral, prudential, and political maxims.
Page 53 - Greek ; and those not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the mutation of refined arts and improved manners might have occasionally introduced, but in the groundwork of language, in monosyllables, in the names of numbers, and the appellations of such things as would be first discriminated on the immediate dawn of civilization.