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পৌষ ১২৮২। ] | first ; new cities flourish on the site of the old , but time and ruin united sail to obliterate the ever. legible stamp of origin. Science now admits, as a truth needing no farther demonstration, that all the idioms of antiquity were derived from the far East; and thanks to the labours of | Indian philologists, our modern languages have there found their derivation and their roots. It was but yesterday that the lamented Burnouf drew the atten of his class “to our much better comprehension of the Greek and Latin, since we have commenced the study of Sanscrit. And do we not now assign the same origin to Sclavonic and i Germanie languages } Manou inspired Egyptian, He brew, Greek and Roman legisla. tion, and his spirit still permeates the whole economy of our European laws. Cousin has somewhere said, “The history of Indian philosophy is the abridged history of the philo. sophy of the world.” But this is not all. -
The emigrant tribes, together with their laws, their usages, their customs, and their language, carried with them equally their religion—their pious memories of the Gods of that home which they were to see no more—of those domestic gods whom they had burnt before leaving for ever, So, in returning to the fountain- | head, do we find in India all the poetic and religious traditions of ancient and modern peoples. The worship of Zoroaster, the symbols of Egypt, the mysteries of Eleusis and the priestesses of Westa, the Genesis and prophecies of the Bible, the morale of the Samian sage, and the sublime teaching of the philosopher of Bethlehem.
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humanity, hail I Hail, venerable || and efficient nurse, whom centu ries of brutal invasions have not yet buried under the dust of oblivion! hail, father land of faith, of love, of poetry and of science. May we hail a revival of thy past in our Western future Jacoleiot's Bible in India. SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSiSiS