The Literary Miscellany

The Literary Miscellany : Or Selections and Extracts, Classical and Scientific, with Originals, in Prose and Verse (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Literary Miscellany, or Selections and Extracts, Classical and Scientific: With Originals, in Prose and Verse Lord, Iunderstand none of these disputes which are continually made concerning thee. I would serve thee according to thy will, but every person I consult would have me do so according to his will. When I pray to thee [know not what posture to use: one says that I ought to pray standing; another that I should kneel: some say that I ought to wash myself every morning with cold water; others tell me I must cut off a piece of my flesh. The other day at a cara vansary, I happened to eat a rabbit; three men who were present made me tremble. All agreed that I had offended thee - one, because this was an unclean ani mal; the other, because it was strangled; the third, because it was not fish: a Brachman passing by, said, they were all wrong, as I did not kill the creature my self. But] did, ' said I. Then, ' replied he, 'thou hast done a most abominable action: how do you know that the soul of your father has not passed into that animal?' - All these things, Lord, embarrass me greatly. I cannot move my head without being men aced with thy abhorrence. I desire to please and to serve thee. I believe, after all, the best means of oh taining thy favour will be, to prove myself a good cit izeu in the community wherein thou hast placed me, and a good father of the family thou hast given me. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 413g
  • English
  • 133 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243082142
  • 9780243082148