The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies

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Side 16 - Alfred commanded long ships to be built to oppose the BBSCS ; they were fullnigh twice as long as the others ; some had sixty oars, and some had more ; they were both swifter and steadier, and also higher than the others. They were shapen neither like the Frisian nor the Danish, but so as it seemed to him that they would be most efficient.
Side 161 - Brahmin springs to light, he is borne above the world, the chief of all creatures, assigned to guard the treasury of duties, religious and civil.
Side 117 - ... take and eat : heretofore you have eaten and drank with us : you can do so no more : you were one of us : you can be so no longer : we come no more to you : come you not to us.
Side 160 - To defend the people, to give alms, to sacrifice, to read the Veda, to shun the allurements of sensual gratification, are, in a few words, the duties of a Cshatriya.
Side 165 - 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.
Side 160 - Brahmans he assigned the duties of reading the Veda, of teaching it, of sacrificing, of assisting others to sacrifice, of giving alms, if they be rich, and, if indigent, of receiving gifts: 89.
Side 165 - The Maruts who are going forth decorate themselves like females : they are (gliders through the air), the sons of Rudra, and the doers of good works, by which they promote the welfare of earth and heaven : heroes, who grind (the solid rocks), they delight in sacrifices ! 2.
Side 160 - To keep herds of cattle, to bestow largesses, to sacrifice, to read the scripture, to carry on trade, to lend at interest, and to cultivate land, are prescribed or permitted to a Vaisya. 5. One prineiple duty the Supreme Ruler assigns to a Sudra ; namely, to serve the before-mentioned classes, without depreciating their worth.
Side 166 - GOTAMA :° the variously-radiant (MARUTS) come to his succour, gratifying the desire of the sage with life-sustaining (waters). 12. Whatever blessings (are diffused) through the three worlds, and are in your gift, do you bestow upon the donor (of the...

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