A Mission to the Mysore: With Scenes and Facts Illustrative of India, Its People, and Its Religion

Partridge and Oakey, 1847 - 560 pages
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Page 358 - ... each other, and above all, a treatment of the female sex full of confidence, respect and delicacy, are among the signs which denote a...
Page 88 - He bowed the he.avens and came down : And darkness was under his feet ! And he rode upon a cherub and did fly ; Yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind ! He made darkness his secret place ; His pavilion round about him Were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies...
Page 124 - To say that the heathen would be damned because they did not believe the gospel would be preposterous; and to say that the Jews would all be damned that do not believe in Jesus, would be equally absurd; for "how can they believe on Him of whom they have not heard; and how can they hear without a preacher...
Page 365 - Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life ; that your prayers be not hindered.
Page 358 - who wishes to perform sacred ablution, wash the feet of her lord, and drink the water ; for a husband is to a wife greater than Shankara or Vishnu. The husband is her god, and guru, and religion, and its services ; wherefore, abandoning everything else, she ought chiefly to worship her husband.
Page 379 - ... disease, the same name, the same limits, the same interests, and even the same families, have continued for ages. The inhabitants give themselves no trouble about the breaking up and the division of kingdoms, while the village remains entire. They care not to what power it is transferred, or to what sovereign it devolves ; its internal economy remains unchanged...
Page 12 - Tis midnight: on the mountains brown The cold round moon shines deeply down ; Blue roll the waters, blue the sky Spreads like an ocean hung on high, Bespangled with those isles of light, So wildly, spiritually bright; ' * Who ever gazed upon them shining, And turned to earth without repining, Nor wished for wings to flee away, And mix with their eternal ray?
Page 179 - At the change of government, the whole Mysore became open to Christian missionaries ; and it may be fairly asserted, that there is no country on the face of the earth where their labours are more free. By the way-side or in the public street, at the temple-door or in the tradesman's shop, in the thickest of a feast or the busiest of a market, the minister of Christ may open the Bible, preach the Gospel, and offer prayer to God.
Page 300 - He was innocent of argument as a bomb-shell of etiquette ; yet his magnificent passion carried away the crowd. At the next pause, I made another attempt, and had got a few words uttered, when, fiercer than before, his thunder-and-lightning invectives came pealing about our ears. It was quite obvious that it would be impossible to preach in the presence of this Nabal, " such a son of Belial that a man could not speak to him ! " And knowing that a congregation could be obtained in the pettah, I resolved...
Page 499 - ... pictures of their gods. Some of their officers take the lead, singing odes in their praise, or admonishing the spectators to be prepared to pay the mighty Guru, as he comes up, the honour and reverence which are due to him. Incense and other perfumes are burnt in profusion ; new cloths are spread before him on the road. Boughs of trees, forming triumphal arches, are expanded in many places on the way through which he passes. Bands of young women...

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