Journal of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Volume 2
Colombo Apothecaries Company, 1887 - Archaeology
Contains the Society's Proceedings.
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Page 265 - AND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Page 264 - When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray ; What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom — is to die.
Page 251 - The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists...
Page 297 - Yet empty of all good, wherein consists Woman's domestic honour and chief praise; Bred only and completed to the taste Of lustful appetence, to sing, to dance, To dress, and troll the tongue, and roll the eye...
Page 139 - return to the world ". To test the qualifications of every candidate for receiving the ordination, Gautama therefore inaugurated eleven questions 1 : — Are you afflicted with the following diseases : leprosy, boils, dry leprosy, consumption, or fits ? Are you a human being ? Are you a male ? Are you a freeman ? Have you no debts ? Are you not in the royal (military) service ? Have your father and mother given their consent ? Are you full twenty years old ? Are your alms-bowl and your robes in...
Page cvii - The President, and in his absence the Vice-President, shall take the Chair at all meetings of the Society and of the Committee, maintain order, collect the votes, and cause the laws of the Society to be observed and enforced.
Page 279 - ... 3. The eloped wife glistened with (her) streaming tears; 4. The jungle was bent with (the weight of) the dew upon the tender leaves." The same elegant writer has given us several puns of this kind: of which the reader will observe, the following stanza, consisting of 10 letters in each line, when divided into two, may be read without the second half, by supplying its place with the first half read from the last letter; or, from the end to the beginning, and from the beginning to end, as in the...
Page lxxv - Nupalese say that any of their books now existent, which is made of Palmira leaves, may be safely pronounced, on that account, to be 500 years old : whence we may, perhaps, infer that the paper manufacture was founded about that time.
Page 212 - Hills near Madras, where it rests on granite, and its interstratified beds of lignite and silicified wood, militate strongly against this theory. Besides, nothing is more common in lateritic tracts than to see a hill of granite, trap, or hypogene rock, capped with a thick crust of laterite; while the adjacent hills, composed of an exactly similar rock, and forming a continuation of the same bed, equally exposed to the action of the weather, are quite bare of laterite.