Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Language, Art and Custom, Volume 2

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Murray, 1903 - Animism - 973 pages
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Page 389 - I desired mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.' ' I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats . . . Wash you, make you clean; put away
Page 76 - a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparell'd in celestial light, The glory and the
Page 376 - Through want of strength, thou strong and bright god, have I gone wrong; have mercy, almighty, have mercy! .... Whenever we men, O Varuna, commit an offence before the heavenly host, whenever we break the law through thoughtlessness, have mercy, almighty, have mercy!
Page 286 - O thou, that with surpassing glory crown'd, Look'st from thy sole dominion like the God Of this new world.' It is no exaggeration to say, with Sir William Jones, that one
Page 96 - I have not done fraud to men. I have not changed the measures of the country. I have not injured the images of the gods. I have not taken scraps of the bandages of the dead. I have not committed adultery. I have not withheld milk from the mouths of sucklings. I have not hunted wild animals
Page 253 - at finding, on a close examination, that the characters of all the Pagan deities, male and female, melt into each other and at last into one or two; for it seems a well-founded opinion, that the whole crowd of gods and goddesses in ancient Rome, and modern
Page 82 - all the great chiefs of the earth ; He maketh to rise up from their thrones, all the kings of the nations. All of them shall accost thee, and shall say unto thee : Art thou, even thou too, become weak as we ? Art thou made like unto us
Page 189 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth, Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.'* As
Page 328 - In the beginning there was a pair of twins, two spirits, each of a peculiar activity. These are the good and the base in thought, word, and deed. Choose one of these two spirits. Be good, not base
Page 152 - Mr. Darwin saw two Malay women in Keeling Island who held a wooden spoon dressed in clothes like a doll; this spoon had been carried to the grave of a dead man, and becoming inspired at full moon, in fact lunatic, it danced about convulsively like a table or a hat at a modern spirit-seance.

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