Fosteriana, consisting of thoughts, reflections, and criticisms, of John Foster: Selected from periodical papers not hitherto published in a collective form

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H. G. Bohn, 1858 - Всего страниц: 560
 

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Стр. 341 - ... the furious animal sprang up and ran open-mouthed upon them ; as he came near, the two hunters who had reserved their fire gave him two wounds, one of which breaking his shoulder, retarded his motion for a moment; but before they could reload he was so near that they were obliged to run to the river, and before they reached it he had almost overtaken them : two jumped into the canoe ; the other four separated, and concealing themselves in the willows, fired as fast as...
Стр. 242 - Well, well, Master Kingston," quoth he, "I see the matter against me how it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Стр. 144 - After the tower had proceeded some way, a pilgrim announced that he was ready to offer himself a sacrifice to the idol. He laid himself down in the road before the tower as it was moving along, lying on his face, with his arms stretched forward.
Стр. 140 - In sight of Juggernaut; 12th June. " Many thousands of pilgrims have accompanied us for some days past. They cover the road before and behind as far as the eye can reach. At nine o'clock this morning, the temple of Juggernaut appeared in' view at a great distance. When the multitude first saw it, they gave a shout, and fell to the ground and worshipped. I have heard nothing to-day but shouts and acclamations by the successive bodies of pilgrims. From the place where I...
Стр. 139 - We know that we are approaching Juggernaut (and yet we are more than fifty miles from it) by the human bones which we have seen for some days strewed by the way.
Стр. 145 - I beheld another distressing scene this morning at the Place of Skulls; a poor woman lying dead, or nearly dead, and her two children by her, looking at the dogs and vultures, which were near. The people passed by without noticing the children. I asked them where was their home. They said ' they had no home but where their mother was.
Стр. 194 - The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion ; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
Стр. 143 - The throne of the idol was placed on a stupendous car or tower about sixty feet in height, resting on wheels which indented the ground deeply, as they turned slowly under the ponderous machine. Attached to it were six cables of the size and length of a ship's cable, by which the people drew it along. Thousands of men, women, and children pulled by each cable, crowding so closely, that some could only use one hand.
Стр. 151 - The European priests were yet more alarmed, when they found that these Hindoo Christians maintained the order and discipline of a regular Church under Episcopal Jurisdiction : and that, for 1300 years past, they had enjoyed a succession of Bishops appointed by the Patriarch of Antioch. " We,'' said they, are of the true faith, whatever " you from the West may be ; for we come from the place where the followers of Christ were first called Christians.
Стр. 70 - Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to subdue to the dominion, use, and comfort of man, the strength and faculties of many useful animals, and to provide others for his food ; and/ whereas the abuse of that dominion, by cruel and oppressive treatment of such animals, is not only highly unjust and immoral, but most pernicious in its example, having an evident tendency to harden the heart against the natural feelings of humanity.

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