Biographical Essays

Longmans, Green, 1884 - 390 páginas

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Página 120 - The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
Página 112 - For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
Página 47 - After my father's death, I opposed the advocates of idolatry with still greater boldness ; availing myself of the art of printing, now established in India, I published various works and pamphlets against their errors in the native and foreign languages. This raised such a feeling against me, that I was at last deserted by every person except two or three Scotch friends, to whom and the nation to which they belong, I always feel grateful.
Página 48 - The ground which I took in all my controversies was, not that of opposition to Brahminism, but to a perversion of it ; and I endeavoured to show that the idolatry of the Brahmins was contrary to the practice of their ancestors, and the principles of the ancient books and authorities which they profess to revere and obey.
Página 27 - ... and that no sermon preaching, discourse, prayer, or hymn be delivered, made, or used in such worship, but such as have a tendency to the promotion of the contemplation of the Author and Preserver of the Universe, to the promotion of charity, morality, piety, benevolence, virtue, and the strengthening the bonds of union between men of all religious persuasions and creeds...
Página 27 - ... and that in conducting the said worship and adoration no object animate or inanimate that has been or is or shall hereafter become or be recognized as an object of worship by any man or set of men shall be reviled or slightingly or contemptuously spoken of or alluded to either in preaching praying or in the hymns or other mode of worship that may be delivered or used in the said Messuage or Building...
Página 25 - A Second Conference between an Advocate for, and an Opponent of, the practice of burning Widows alive.
Página 334 - Last night, at eleven, when I came from the Duke of Lucca, Gladstone's book was on my table, the second edition having come out at seven o'clock. It is the book of the time, a great event— the first book since Burke that goes to the bottom of the vital question; far above his party and his time. I sat up till after midnight, and this morning I continued until I had read the whole...

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