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Researches Concerning the Laws, Theology, Learning, Commerce, Etc. of ... - Page 130
by Quintin Craufurd - 1817
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 17

1825
...and unnatural senses, are disgusting. Sir William Jones has well remarked of the Hindoo race, that " it never seems to have entered the heads of the legislators or people, that anything natural could be offensively obscene ; a singularity which pervades all their writings and...
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Discourses delivered before the Asiatic society: and miscellaneous papers on ...

Sir William Jones - 1824
...(says Tacitus) in the dark." The reason appears too clearly in the temples and paintings of Hindustan, where it never seems to have entered the heads of...conversation, but is no proof of depravity in their morals. Both Plato and Cicero speak of Eros or the Heavenly Cupid, as the son of Venus and Jupiter; which proves,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 17

1825
...and unnatural senses, are disgusting. Sir William Jones has well remarked of the Hindoo race, that " it never seems to have entered the heads of the legislators or people, that anything natural could be offensively obscene ; a singularity which pervades all their writings and...
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Researches Into the Nature and Affinity of Ancient and Hindu Mythology

Vans Kennedy - 1831 - 494 pages
...(says Tacitus) in the dark. The reason appears too clearly in the temples and paintings of Hindustan, where it never seems to have entered the heads of...that any thing natural could be offensively obscene. * But the lingam is formed of stone, and consists of a base three or four feet high, the top of which...
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Dictionary of the Holy Bible

Augustin Calmet - 1832 - 1003 pages
...the dark.' — The reason, however, appears too clearly in the temples and paintings of Hindustan ; where it never seems to have entered the heads of the legislators or people that ni) y thing natural could be offensively obscene; a singularity which pervades all their writings and...
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The Serpent Symbol, and the Worship of the Reciprocal Principles of Nature ...

Ephraim George Squier - 1851 - 254 pages
...observes, " that it never seems to have entered the heads of the legislators or people, that anything natural could be offensively obscene ; a singularity...conversation, but is no proof of depravity in their morals."t Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, the sacred Trimurti of the Hindus, allegorically represent the...
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The Serpent Symbol, and the Worship of the Reciprocal Principles of Nature ...

Ephraim George Squier - 1851 - 254 pages
...them an impure origin.* Sir William Jones, alluding to the Phallic symbol of India, observes, " that it never seems to have entered the heads of the legislators or people, that anything natural could be offensively obscene ; a singularity which pervades all their writings and...
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Memoirs Read Before the Anthropological Society of London, Volumes 1-2

Anthropological Society of London - 1866
...says, "It seems never to have entered into the heads of the Hindu legislators and people, that anything natural could be offensively obscene, — a singularity which pervades all their writings, but is no proof of the depravity of their morals : hence the worship of the Linga by the followers...
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Monumental Christianity, Or, The Art and Symbolism of the Primitive Church ...

John Patterson Lundy - 1876 - 453 pages
...Tacitus, "in the dark;" the reason appears too clearly in the temples and paintings of Hindustan ; where it never seems to have entered the heads of the legislators or people that anything natural could be offensively obscene ; a singularity which pervades all their writings and...
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The Gods and Religions of Ancient and Modern Times ...

De Robigne Mortimer Bennett - 1880
...Jones remarks: 'It never seems to have entered the heads of Hindoo legislators or people that anything natural could be offensively obscene ; a singularity...their writings and conversation. but is no proof of the depravity of their morals.'" HINDOO CASTES. The division of society into castes in Hindostan is...
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