Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 121, No. 2, 1977)

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Page 169 - As to the natives of this country, I find them entirely savage and wild, strangers to all decency, yea, uncivil and stupid as posts, proficient in all wickedness and godlessness ; devilish men, who serve nobody but the devil...
Page 183 - What the sun and light are to this visible world, that are the supreme good and truth, to the intellectual and invisible universe ; and, as our corporeal eyes have a distinct perception of objects enlightened by the sun, thus our souls acquire 1 Essays and Lectures, &c., vol. II. pp. 50-2. London, 1862. certain knowledge, by meditating on the light of truth, which emanates from the Being of beings ; that is the light by which alone our minds can be directed in the path to beatitude.
Page 182 - This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
Page 180 - Lyceum; nor is it possible to read the Vedanta, or the many fine compositions in illustration of it, without believing, that Pythagoras and Plato derived their sublime theories from the same fountain with the sages of India.
Page 183 - Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the god-head who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress towards his holy seat.
Page 161 - Vol. 2, pp. 49-55. 1959. A study of the deciduous teeth of the fossil Shanidar infant. A comparative study of the milk teeth of fossil men.
Page 169 - ... under which title they comprehend everything that is subtle and crafty, and beyond human skill and power. They have so much witchcraft, divination, sorcery and wicked tricks, that they cannot be held in by any bands or locks.
Page 181 - ... and puissant. It was at this moment that the eternal mind of ancient Hellas, clad in the toga of imperial Rome, and allying itself with the .spirit of eighteenth-century Europe, came to our country in the personality of a thought-leader and a constructive worker like Sir William Jones, and acted as the golden wand that slowly made us shake off the sleep of ages.
Page 169 - They are as thievish and treacherous as they are tall, and in cruelty they are altogether inhuman, more than barbarous, far exceeding the Africans...
Page 181 - It was through his writings and translations that Europe first had a glimpse of some of the treasures of Sanskrit literature. . . . To Jones and to many other European scholars India owes a deep debt of gratitude for the rediscovery of her past literature

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