Europe, Africa, India

J. van Voorst, 1859

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第 313 頁 - Brahmin eats but his own food ; wears but his own apparel ; and bestows but his own in alms : through the benevolence of the Brahmin, indeed, other mortals enjoy life.
第 176 頁 - A large number of slaves had been caught this day, and in the course of the evening, after some skirmishing, in which three Bornu horsemen were killed, a great many more were brought in ; altogether they were said to have taken one thousand, and there were certainly not less than five hundred. To our utmost horror, not less than one hundred and seventy full-grown men were mercilessly slaughtered in cold blood, the greater part of them being allowed to bleed to death, a leg having been severed from...
第 307 頁 - I glorify Agni, the high priest of the Sacrifice, the divine, the ministrant, who presents the oblation [to the gods], and is the possessor of great wealth. 2. May that Agni who is to be celebrated by both ancient and modern Sages conduct the gods hither. 3. Through Agni the worshipper obtains that affluence which increases day by day, which is the source of fame and the multiplier of mankind.
第 163 頁 - All the Batoka tribes follow' the curious custom of knocking out the upper front teeth at the age of puberty. This is done by both sexes : and though the under teeth, being relieved from the attrition of the upper, grow long and somewhat bent out, and thereby cause the under lip to protrude in a most unsightly way, no young woman thinks herself accomplished until she has got rid of the upper incisors.
第 308 頁 - Through AGNI the worshipper obtains that affluence, which increases day by day, which is the source of fame and the multiplier of mankind. 4. AGNI, the unobstructed sacrifice of which thou art on every side the protector, assuredly reaches the gods. 5. May AGNI, the presenter of oblations, the attainer of knowledge ; he who is true, renowned, and divine, come hither with the gods ! 6.
第 154 頁 - As we go westward, we observe the light color predominating over the dark, and then again, when we come within the influence of damp from the sea air, we find the shade deepen into the general blackness of the coast population.
第 416 頁 - Rajmahal, who had long infested the neighbouring lands by their predatory incursions ; inspired them with a taste for the arts of civilized life, and attached them to the British government by a conquest over their minds, the most permanent as the most rational dominion.
第 444 頁 - ... parents — as shall be seen by their burned hands ; let our heads ever strike against brass pots innumerable hanging from our roofs ; let the rats form their nests of shreds of scarlet cloth and silk ; let all the kites in the country be seen in the trees of our village, from beasts...
第 309 頁 - They who are worthily worshipped shine with various weapons: incapable of being overthrown, they are the overthrowers (of mountains) : Maruts, swift as thought, intrusted with the duty of sending rain, yoke the spotted deer to your cars ! 5. When Maruts, urging on the cloud, for the sake of (providing) food, you have yoked the deer to your chariots, the drops fall from the radiant (sun), and moisten the earth, like a hide, with water ! 6.
第 444 頁 - We are ignorant of what it is good to ask for. You know what is good for us. Give it to us.