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Page xliii - Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us; because he hath given us of his Spirit.
Page x - It is not very long since the inhabitants of India were considered by many, as creatures scarce elevated above the degree of savage life ; nor, I fear, is that prejudice yet wholly eradicated, though surely abated. Every instance which brings their real character home to observation will impress us with a more generous sense of feeling for their natural rights, and teach us to estimate them by the measure of our own. But such instances can only be obtained in their writings : and these will survive...
Page 114 - Ne'er was the time when I was not, nor thou, nor yonder kings of earth : Hereafter, ne'er shall be the time, when one of us shall cease to be. The soul, within its mortal frame, glides on through childhood, youth, and age ; Then in another form renew'd, renews its stated course again.
Page 105 - Soodarsan, ready at the mind's call, flew down from heaven with direct and refulgent speed, beautiful, yet terrible to behold : And being arrived, glowing like the sacrificial flame, and spreading terror around...
Page 8 - It is not a thing of which a man may say, it hath been, it is about to be, or is to be hereafter ; for it is a thing without birth, it is ancient, constant, and eternal, and is not to be destroyed in this its mortal frame.
Page xxxix - As God is immaterial, he is above all conception ; as he is invisible, he can have no form ; but from what we behold of his works, we may conclude that he is eternal, omnipotent, knowing all things, and present every where.
Page 88 - A man's own calling, with all its faults, ought not to be forsaken. Every undertaking is involved in its faults, as the fire in its smoke.
Page xlvii - And lodges, where it lights, in man or beast ; Or hunts without, till ready limbs it find, And actuates those according to their kind ; From tenement to tenement is tossed ; The soul is still the same, the figure only lost...
Page 128 - Although I am not in my nature subject to birth or decay, and am the lord of all created beings; yet, having command over my own nature, I am made evident by my own power; and as often as there is a decline of virtue, and an insurrection of vice and injustice, in the world, I make myself evident ; and thus I appear, from age to age, for the preservation of the just, the destruction of the wicked, and the establishment of virtue.