Travels at Home, and Voyages by the Fire-Side [By C. Lloyd]

Travels at Home, and Voyages by the Fire-Side [By C. Lloyd]

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...we are cut off from intercourse with God! Father. My dear friend! Adoration of God cannot be improper any where, though there would be an incongruity in paying it here, where those that are no gods usurp the right which is his due. Besides incongruity, which outrages our feelings, there is nothing to prevent us from laying open our hearts before Him who knoweth them. The sacrifice of the upright is every where acceptable to Him. Lucy. We never saw any thing of this sort among the Mahometans? Mother. No, my child; Mahometans are not idolaters. They acknowledge the Almighty only, and have no images whatever. Mahomet seems to have learned, from our Scriptures, so much of the truth, though he falsely pretended to be a prophet. The worship of his followers is very simple, and, as far as images go, is preferable to that of the Catholics, who have pictures and statues, by looking at which they fancy that their devotion is enlivened. We, as Protestants, see nothing in this. Indeed, we think that their devotions are not less cold and formal than that of others. Besides, the warmth of the passions may be more dangerous to religion than the coldness of reason. But I do not know VOL. III. N that Mahometans, with all the simplicity of their worship, are deficient in ardor for their faith. Nay, they are zealous, and even violent; the slaves of passion, and deaf to the dictates of sober reflection. Bombay is a large city, and defended by a strong fortress. It is not, we hear, favorable to health, and the heat is intense about Midsummer, when the sun is almost vertical, or over the heads of the inhabitants for a considerable time. The Hindoos live in a quarter separate from the Europeans, and their part is called the Black Town. Commerce here is very...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595998
  • 9781236595997