The Works of Sir William Jones: With the Life of the Author, Volume 7

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J. Stockdale and J. Walker, 1807
 

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Page 92 - From THAT WHICH is, the first cause, not the object of sense, existing everywhere in substance, not existing to our perception, without beginning or end, was produced the divine male, famed in all worlds under the appellation of BRAHMA'.
Page 77 - ... system of duties, religious and civil, and of law in all its branches, which the Hindus firmly believe to have been promulged in the beginning of time by MENU, son or grandson of BRAHMA', or, in plain language, the first of created beings, and not the oldest only, but the holiest, of legislators...
Page 112 - ... 14. But, when there are two sacred texts, apparently inconsistent, both are held to be law ; for both are pronounced by the wise to be valid and reconcilable ; 15. Thus in the Veda are these texts : " let the sacrifice be when the sun has arisen...
Page 87 - The work, now presented to the European world, contains abundance of curious matter extremely interesting both to speculative lawyers and antiquaries, with many beauties, which need not be pointed out, and with many blemishes, which cannot be justified or palliated. It is a system of despotism and priestcraft, both indeed limited by law, but artfully conspiring to give mutual support...
Page 292 - A king, even though a child, must not be treated lightly, from an idea that he is a mere mortal: no, he is a powerful divinity, who appears in a human shape.
Page 82 - Apis; and, though we should be constantly on our guard against the delusion of etymological conjecture, yet we cannot but admit that MINOS and MNEUES, or Mneuis, have only Greek terminations, but that the crude noun is composed of the same radical letters both in Greek and in Sanscrit. ' That APIS and MNEUIS, ' says the Analyst of ancient Mythology, ' were both representations of some per...
Page 124 - The act of repeating his Holy Name is ten times better than the appointed sacrifice ; an hundred times better when it is heard by no man ; and a thousand times better when it is purely mental : 86.
Page 107 - The Brahman who studies this book, having performed sacred rites, is perpetually free from offence in thought, in word and in deed. " He confers purity on his living family, on his ancestors, and on his descendants as far as the seventh person, and he alone deserves to possess this whole earth.
Page 397 - Three persons, a wife, a son, and a slave, are declared by law to have in general no wealth exclusively their own : the wealth, which they may earn, is regularly acquired for the man, to whom they belong.
Page 389 - SHOULD a wife, proud of her family and the great qualities of her kinsmen, actually violate the duty, which she owes to her lord, let the king condemn her to be devoured by dogs in a place much frequented ; 372.

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