A grammar of the Tamil language

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P.R. Hunt, American Mission Press, 1846 - Tamil language - 298 pages
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Page 291 - He has visited all Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or collate manuscripts : — but to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the...
Page 291 - Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces or the stateliness of temples, not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art, not to collect medals or collate manuscripts, — but to dive into the depths of dungeons, to plunge into the infection of hospitals, to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain, to take the...
Page 290 - What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob ; Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
Page 295 - After we have practised good actions a while, they become easy; and when they are easy, we begin to take pleasure in them ; and when they please us, we do them frequently ; and by frequency of acts, a thing grows into a habit ; and...
Page 289 - When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Judah was his sanctuary, And Israel his dominion. The sea saw it, and fled : Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams, And the little hills like lambs.
Page 269 - The only point where human bliss stands still, And tastes the good without the fall to ill ; Where only merit...
Page 295 - It is a crime to put a Roman citizen in bonds ; it is the height of guilt to scourge him ; little less than parricide to put him to death : what name then shall I give to the act of crucifying him...
Page 291 - ... and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt ; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Page 291 - Tho' deep, yet clear ; tho' gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. " If you wish to enrich a person, study not to increase his stores, but to diminish his desires." " If you regulate your desires according to the standard of nature, you will never be poor ; if according to the standard of opinion, you will never be rich.
Page 290 - O thou sword of the Lord, how long will it be ere thou be quiet ? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

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