Prospectus of a dictionary of the language of the Aire Coti, or ancient Irish, compared with the language of the ... ancient Persians, with the Hindoostanee, the Arabic, and Chaldean languages. With a preface, containing an epitome of the ancient history of Ireland, corroborated by late discoveries in the puranas of the Brahmins, Volum 26

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Pàgina viii - And Cush begat Nimrod : he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord. Wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
Pàgina iv - Nimrod began his reign : fome date it before the difperfion ; but fuch a conjeture does not feem to fuit with the Mofaical hiftory, for before the difperfion, we read of no city but Babel, nor could there well be more...
Pàgina 24 - The book was then clofed, and reftored to its place at the altar; and the people being feated as before, two men entered, bearing a large iron caldron, called a curray, juft taken from the fire, and placed it in the center of the hall upon a low ftool.
Pàgina xlvii - Jannat, or the garden ; and sometimes they call it, with an addition, Jannat al Ferdaws, the garden of paradise ; Jannat Aden, the garden of Eden, (though they generally interpret the word Eden, not according to its acceptation in Hebrew, but according to its meaning in their own tongue, wherein it signifies a settled or perpetual habitation...
Pàgina xl - Zeratujht to have been loft, and its place fupplied by a recent compilation) I had no inducement, though I had an opportunity, to learn what remains of thofe ancient languages; but I often converfed on them with my friend Rahman; and both of us were convinced after full confideration, that the...
Pàgina xl - TUSHT to have been loft, and its place fupplied by a recent compilation) I had no inducement, though I had an opportunity, to learn what remains of thofe ancient languages ; but I often converfed on them with my friend BAHMAN, and both of us were convinced after full confideration, that the Zend bore a ftrong refemblance to Sanfcrit, and the Pablavi to Arabick.
Pàgina lxviii - Neither is the genius of the commonalty confined to this kind of learning alone, for I saw a poor man near Blackstones, who had a tolerable notion of calculating the epacts, golden number, dominical letter, the moon's phases, and even eclipses, altho' he had never been taught to read english.
Pàgina 25 - Nau-band/ia, with a cable of prodigious length. During the flood, BRAHMA' or the creating power was asleep at the bottom of the abyss : the generative power of nature, both male and female, were reduced to their simplest elements, the Linga and the Yoni...

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