It may be that the primal source of all those pictorial delusions will be found among the oldest Hindoo
, Egyptian, and Grecian sculptures.
They had therefore sent a call to Brother Jowjeetum-Fallal, the World- Renowned Hindoo
Human Pin-Wheel, then holding forth in Hoopitup's circus.
At that date, the Mohammedan conqueror, Mahmoud of Ghizni, crossed India; seized on the holy city of Somnauth; and stripped of its treasures the famous temple, which had stood for centuries--the shrine of Hindoo
pilgrimage, and the wonder of the Eastern world.
All this portion of Bundelcund, which is little frequented by travellers, is inhabited by a fanatical population, hardened in the most horrible practices of the Hindoo
Or perhaps it belongs to that mild Hindoo
of his whom he keeps on a string."
woman in her long robe stands upon the funeral pile; the flames rise around her and her dead husband, but the Hindoo
woman thinks on the living one in the surrounding circle; on him whose eyes burn hotter than the flames--on him, the fire of whose eyes pierces her heart more than the flames which soon will burn her body to ashes.
As the muffins disappear, little by little, the black shelves and nooks and corners begin to appear, and Mr Wegg gradually acquires an imperfect notion that over against him on the chimney-piece is a Hindoo
baby in a bottle, curved up with his big head tucked under him, as he would instantly throw a summersault if the bottle were large enough.
It has an unspeakable, wild, Hindoo
odor about it, such as may lurk in the vicinity of funereal pyres.
He wrote several long poems, the two best known perhaps are The Curse of Kehama and Thalaba, the one a Hindoo
, the other a Mahometan story, but he is better remembered by his short poems, such as The Battle of Blenheim and The Inchcape Rock.
On our knocking, however, the door was instantly thrown open by a Hindoo
servant clad in a yellow turban, white loose- fitting clothes, and a yellow sash.
I have read in a Hindoo
book, that "there was a king's son, who, being expelled in infancy from his native city, was brought up by a forester, and, growing up to maturity in that state, imagined himself to belong to the barbarous race with which he lived.
They make one feel to what a degree architecture is a primitive thing, by demonstrating (what is also demonstrated by the cyclopean vestiges, the pyramids of Egypt, the gigantic Hindoo
pagodas) that the greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius; the deposit left by a whole people; the heaps accumulated by centuries; the residue of successive evaporations of human society,--in a word, species of formations.