The History of India, from the Earliest Ages to the Fall of the East India Company and the Proclamation of Queen Victoria in 1858

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T. Nelson and sons, 1863 - 284 Seiten
 

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Seite 57 - Oh ! woe to youth, which must be destroyed by old age ! Woe to health, which must be destroyed by so many diseases ! Woe to this life, where a man remains so short a time ! If there were no old age, no disease, no death ; if these could be made captive for ever ! " Then, betraying for the first time his intentions, the young prince said, " Let us turn back : I must think how to accomplish deliverance.
Seite 80 - Brahman eats but his own food ; wears ' but his own apparel : and bestows but his own in ' alms : through the benevolence of the Brahman, in' deed, other mortals enjoy life.
Seite 54 - I myself never was not, nor thou, nor all the princes of the earth; nor shall we ever hereafter cease to be.
Seite 57 - In every creature youth is defeated by old age. Your father, your mother, all your relations, all your friends, will come to the same state ; this is the appointed end of all creatures." "Alas!" replied the prince, "are creatures so ignorant, so weak and foolish, as to be proud of the youth by which they are intoxicated, not seeing the old age which awaits them! As for me, I go away. Coachman, turn my chariot quickly. What have I, the future prey of old age — what have I to do with pleasure?" And...
Seite 47 - Bacchus' blessings are a treasure, Drinking is the soldier's pleasure : Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain. Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain ; Fought all his battles o'er again, And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the...
Seite 87 - is the key of heaven and of hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months...
Seite 80 - A Sudra, though emancipated by his master, is not released from a state of servitude ; FOR OF A STATE WHICH is NATURAL TO HIM, by whom can he be divested?
Seite 216 - The English are the inhabitants of a small and remote island. What business have they to come in ships from so great a distance, to dethrone kings, and take possession of countries they have no right to ? They contrive to conquer and govern the black foreigners, the people of castes, who have puny frames, and no courage. They have never yet fought with so strong and brave a people as the Burmas, skilled in the use of the sword and spear.
Seite 103 - Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide ; Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest, Refuse his age the needful hours of rest?
Seite 81 - A once-born man, who insults the twice-born with gross invectives, ought to have his tongue slit ; for he sprang from the lowest part of BRAHMA

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