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Page 117 - Indian philosophers, who derive their name from Brahma, one of the three beings whom God, according to their theology, created, and with whose assistance he formed the world. They devoted themselves totally to the worship of the gods, and were accustomed from their youth to endure labours, and to live with frugality and abstinence.
Page 91 - Rosary (a series of 15 large and 150 small beads), in honour of the Blessed Virgin, about 1202. Beads soon after were in general use. The Bead-roll was a list of deceased persons, for the repose of whose souls a certain number of prayers was recited. Beads have been found in British barrows. BEAM AND SCALES. The apparatus for •weighing goods was so called, '' as it weighs so much at the king's beam...
Page 182 - Clogher takes its name from a golden stone, from which, in times of paganism, the devil used to pronounce juggling answers, like the oracles of Apollo Py&iits.
Page 180 - Clarendon was completed in 1712, partly from the profits arising from the sale of Lord Chancellor Clarendon's ' History of the Rebellion,' the copyright of which was given to the University.
Page 268 - Days (twelve annually), about the beginning of the four seasons, are the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, in Spring; after the feast of the Pentecost (Whitsunday), Summer; after the festival of the Holy Cross.
Page 174 - Subahdar of Oude and Governor Hastings ; by which the Nabob was relieved of all his debts to the Company, on condition of his seizing the property of the Begums, his mother and grandmother, and delivering it up to the English : this treaty also enabled the Subahdar to take possession of the lands...
Page 68 - BACHELORS. The Roman censors frequently imposed fines on unmarried men ; and men of full age were obliged to marry. The Spartan women at certain games laid hold of old bachelors, dragged them round their altars, and inflicted on them various marks of infamy and disgrace.—• Vossius.
Page 186 - Coffins of marble and stone were used by the Romans. Alexander is said to have been buried in one of gold : and glass coffins have been found in England. — Gough. The earliest record of wooden coffins amongst us, is that of the burial of king Arthur, who was buried in an entire trunk of oak, hollowed, AD 642.