The Indian Mirror; Or, Illustrations of Bible Truths Drawn from Life in India

The Indian Mirror; Or, Illustrations of Bible Truths Drawn from Life in India

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...religion is manifestly treated very much as a trade, in which their interest is proportionately enlisted according as it proves remunerative or otherwise. Lord Hastings mentions his observing, near Hurdwar, a little temple which, curiously enough, had an English flag flying on it. The muth, or temple, was conspicuously situated on the top of a hill; and an old priestess had officiated at the shrine for several years, when some fakirs came to know that she obtained a good deal of money, either out of curiosity or devotion, from those who visited the spot. They accordingly forcibly deposed her; whereupon she complained to the English magistrate of the district, who, considering that her right of preoccupation entitled her to the advantages of the situation, replaced her, and gave instructions to the native police-officers to see her righted, in case of future intrusion. It was owing to this circumstance that she placed an English flag on the top of her temple, which could not therefore be viewed as in any way connected with, in the sense of sanctioning, the idolatry of the place, but merely as a symbol of the triumph of justice; still, it is not without a feeling of reluctance that we see the English flag associated, in the most distant way, with a worship that is an outrage on the claims of the one universal Lord of the whole earth, and who is at the same time emphatically Britain's glory and defence. XXI. ke 3iriis mt the 6ake-meat0. THE SUDDEN RISE OF EASTERN FAVOURITES. HEN the chief baker of Phaxaoh heard in the prison how favourably Joseph had interpreted the chief butler's dream, he was thereby encouraged to tell his own dream to Joseph. "I also," said he, "was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236535251
  • 9781236535252