The works of William Robertson, D.D. To which is prefixed, an account of his life and writings, by D. Stewart, Volume 12

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Page 187 - 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 366 - 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 371 - Instruction, in a series of connected fables, interspersed with moral, prudential, and political maxims.
Page 244 - 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. Depend upon application, perform thy duty, abandon all thought of the consequence, and make the event equal, whether it terminate in good or in evil ; for such an equality is called Yog [ie attention to what is spiritual}.
Page 236 - Why dost thou weep, tender fawn, for me who must leave our common dwelling-place ? As thou wast reared by me when thou hadst lost thy mother, who died soon after thy birth, so will my fosterfather attend thee, when we are separated, with anxious care. Return, poor thing, return we must part.
Page 4 - SECT, productions of one country to another by land, the inconveniences which attended it were obvious and unavoidable. It was often dangerous; always expensive, and tedious, and fatiguing.
Page 198 - Nor is it between the four different tribes alone that such insuperable barriers are fixed ; the members of each cast adhere invariably to the profession of their forefathers. From generation to generation, the same families have followed, and will always continue to follow, one uniform line of life.
Page 10 - India by sea ; and if, from deference to the sentiments of some respectable authors, their claim were to be admitted, we know with certainty, that the commercial effort which they made in the reign of Solomon was merely a transient one, and that they quickly returned to their former state of unsocial seclusion from the rest of mankind.
Page 370 - Greek ; and those not in technical and metaphorical terms, which the mutuation 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.
Page 365 - If your majesty places any faith in those books, by distinction called divine, you will there be instructed that God is the God of all mankind, not the God of Mahomedans alone.

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