Journal of the American Oriental Society, Volume 33
American Oriental Society, 1913
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Page 367 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, "Here we are?" Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Page 353 - The Caspian is a sea by itself, having no communication with any other sea ; for the whole of that which the Grecians navigate, and that beyond the Pillars, called the Atlantic, and the Red Sea, are all one. 203. But the Caspian is a separate sea of itself ; being in length a fifteen days' voyage for a rowing boat ; and in breadth, where it is widest, an eight days
Page 359 - Once again thou flamest heavenward, once again we see thee rise. Every morning is thy birthday gladdening human hearts and eyes. Every morning here we greet it, bowing lowly down before thee, Thee the Godlike, thee the changeless in thine ever-changing skies.
Page 351 - A great part of Asia was explored under the direction of Darius. He being desirous to know in what part the Indus, which is the second river that produces crocodiles, discharges itself into the sea, sent in ships both others on whom he could rely to make a true report, and also Scylax of Caryanda. They accordingly, setting out from the city of Caspatyrus and the country of Pactyice, sailed down the river towards the east and sunrise to the sea...
Page 376 - horn,' Ved. Stud. \. 130. 3. What [witchcraft] they have made for thee in the one-hoofed, in the one with teeth in both jaws, among cattle; in a donkey what witchcraft they have made — I take that back again.
Page 325 - ... temple was erected over their tomb, and when a merchant vessel arrives, it must kill a cow or roast fowls, and offer at the same time melati and other flowers ; if any man in the ship does not worship he becomes ill. When the people of the country go out trading, they make an offering of flowers, and when they come back, having made profit, they take two cocks, to whose feet they attach knives, and let them fight before the tomb ; if one of these fowls is killed they thank the deities for it,...
Page 357 - The British Government agree to help in the formation of an Arab Empire completely independent in its internal and foreign affairs, bounded on the east by the Persian Gulf, on the west by the Red Sea, the Egyptian frontier and the Mediterranean, on the north by boundary lines of the vilayets of Aleppo and Mosul to the Euphrates and the Tigris and down to the Persian Gulf.
Page 360 - To produce the Tyrian hue the wool is soaked in the juice of the pelagiae while the mixture is in an uncooked and raw state; after which its tint is changed by being dipped in the juice of the buccinum. It is considered of the best quality when it has...
Page 51 - ... appears to them perfectly logical from a metaphysical standpoint. "The arguments of the Buddhists regarding the unreality of the objects of perception may thus be summarized. Our perceptions in dreams do not, in principle, differ from those in the waking state, and consequently the latter must be just as void and as independent of something existing beside them (their object) as the dream impressions: further examples of impressions void of really existing objects are fata morgana and mirage....