Translation Of The Letters Of A Hindoo Rajah (volume 2); Written Previous To And During The Period Of His Residence In England To Which Is Prefixed A  by Elizabeth HamiltonTranslation Of The Letters Of A Hindoo Rajah (volume 2); Written Previous To And During The Period Of His Residence In England To Which Is Prefixed A  by Elizabeth Hamilton

Translation Of The Letters Of A Hindoo Rajah (volume 2); Written Previous To And During The Period…

byElizabeth Hamilton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1819. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... According to appointment, I went, a few evenings ago, to Lady Ardent's rout. Doctor Severan had the goodness to accompany me; a piece of condesension, which, now that I know what sort of a thing a rout is, I cannot but consider as a very distinguished compliment. A rout is a species of penance, of which the pious Yogees of Hindostan never conceived an idea; if these people were not the professors of a religion which prohibits the worship of the inferiour deities, I should say, it was a sacrifice to the Goddess of Fashion; a sacrifice not of the joint of a finger, or a toe, as we are here told it is the custom to present to that Goddess in some newly discovered countries,* but of every * It is supposed by the Translator, that the Rajah here alludes to a custom said to be practised in Otaheite. Sec Cook's Voyages. faculty of the soul that distinguishes the rational from the brute creation. These remain during the ceremony of the rout in an absolute state of suspension. You may imagine, my dear Maandaara, what a sacrifice this must be--to people possessed of so much wisdom, and who are so eminently qualified for the pleasures of conversation. What a sacrifice! to be deprived of the interchange of ideas, of every communication of sentiment and every advantage of understanding, and to be doomed to sit stiffling in a crowded room, during the length of an evening, with no other employment than that of turning over little bits of painted paper! It is not surprising, that in such circumstances the countenances of these votaries of fashion should so frequently be distinguished by the insipid stare of vacancy, or the lowering frown of discontent. For my part I could not help pitying them from my very soul; I was particularly concerned for a group of young females,...
Title:Translation Of The Letters Of A Hindoo Rajah (volume 2); Written Previous To And During The Period…Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217410537

ISBN - 13:9780217410533

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