A Grammar, of the Hindoostanee Language,: Or Part Third of Volume First, of a System of Hindoostanee Philology, Volume 2

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printed at the Chronicle Press, 1796 - 336 pages
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Page 281 - O ! how wretched Is that poor man that hangs on princes' favours. There is, betwixt that smile we would aspire to, That sweet aspect of princes, and their ruin, More pangs and fears than wars or women have ; And when he falls, he falls like Lucifer, Never to hope again.
Page 281 - This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth: my high blown pride At length broke under me; and now has left me Weary, and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream, that must for ever hide me.
Page 283 - No traveller returns) puzzles the will ; And makes us rather bear thofe ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of. Thus confcience does make cowards of us all : And thus the native hue of refolution Is ficklied o'er with the pale caft of thought; And enterprizes of -great pith, and moment, With this regard their currents turn awry, And lofe the name of aftion— — Soft you, now ! [Seeing Ophelia, The fair Ophelia ? Nymph, in thy orifons Be all my fins remembred.
Page 270 - She shall a lover find me ; And that my faith is firm and pure, Tho" I left her behind me. Then Hymen's sacred bonds shall chain My heart to her fair bosom, There, while my being does remain, My love more fresh shall blossom.
Page 283 - When we have muffled off this mortal coil, Muft give us paufe. There's the refpeft, That makes calamity of fo long life : For who would bear the whips and fcorns of time...
Page 281 - And bears his blufhing honours thick upon him : The third day, comes a froft, a killing froft ; And, — when he thinks, good eafy man, full furely His greatnefs is a ripening, — nips his root, And then he falls, as I do. I have...
Page 308 - ... and rank, which is convenient enough for the other inhabitants, who would have nothing of this fort to confult, as (thofe being excepted which are attached to their armies) I imagine there are no other public clocks in all India.
Page 282 - tis nobler in the mind, to fuffer The flings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms againft a fea of troubles, And by oppofing end them ? — To die, — to fleep — No more ; and by a...
Page 302 - Indian horomciry,«thcir fpurtes are unequally diftributed among the day and night watches • the former vary ing from 6 to 9 in the latter, which are thus prevented from any definite coincidence with our time, except about the Equinoctial periods only, when one puhur nearly correfponds to 3 Englifh hours.
Page 302 - ... each. For nations under or near the equator, this horological arrangement -will prove convenient enough, and may yet be adduced as one argument for afcertaining with more precifion the country whence the Hindus originally came, provided they are, as is generally fuppofed, the inventors of the fyftem under confideration here. The farther we recede from the Line, the more difficult and troublefome •will the prefent plan appear. And as in this country the artificial day commences with the dawn,...

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