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heities in Triple Groups copied from the Portal of a ancient temple at Alontmorillón in France

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THE ANCIENT GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISIONS,
THE PURE SYSTEM OF PRIMEVAL THEOLOGY,
THE GRAND CODE OF CIVIL LAWS,
THE ORIGINAL FORM OF GOVERNMENT, AND
THE VARIOUS AND PROFOUND LITERATURE,

OF HINDOSTAN.

COMPARED, THROUGHOUT, WITH THE
RELIGION, LAWS, GOVERNMENT, and LITERATURE,

OF

PERSIA, EGYPT, AND GREECE.

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Intended as Introductory to, and Illustrative of,

THE HISTORY

OF HINDOSTAN,

UPON A COMPREHENSIVE SCALE.

VOL V.
In which the Investigation of the ORIENTAL TRIADS OF DEITY

is continued; and the HORRIBLE PENANCES of the INDIAN
DEVOTEES are detailed.

L O N D ON:
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, AND SOLD BY W, RICHARDSON,

UNDER THE ROYAL-EXCHANGĘ.

M.DCC.XCIV.

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ROM the previous extensive survey of the

various systems of Eastern TheologÝ, it is evident that the notion of a Divine Triad governing the universe, however darkened and degraded through the prevalence of a long se. ries of gross superstitions, was a doctrine that immemorially prevailed in the schools of Asia. From whatever distant source derived, through successive generations, and amidst a thousand perversions, the GREAT TRUTH contended for beams forth with more or less splendor in every country of the ancient world, and darts conviction upon the mind not prejudiced against the reception of it by the suggestions of human pride and the dogmas of false philosophy. • To try

the merits of this great cause in the court of human reason, is evidently to bring

it

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