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ity! thirty-one of these creatures are sure to be inhumanly destroyed for the sport and pleasure (amid noise and nonsense, blended with the horrid blasphemy and profaneness) of those, who will yet assume to themselves the name of Christians! Without running into all the extravagance and superstition of Pythagoreans and Bra. minis, yet certainly they have no right, no power or authority to abuse and torment any of God's creatures, or needlessly to sport with their lives ; but on the contrary ought to use them with all possible tenderness and moderation.
EXTRACT FROM THE OBITUARY or THE GENTLEMAN'S
MAGAZINE FOR APRIL 1789. . Died, April 4th, at , John A , Esq. a young man of large fortune; and in the splendour of his carriages and horses rivalled by few country gentlemen. His table was that of hospitality, where it may be said he sacrificed too much to conviviality: But if he had his foibles he had his merits also, that far outweighed them. Mr. A was very fond of Cock-fighting, and had a favourite cock upon which he had won many profitable matches. The last bet he laid on this cock was lost; which so enraged him, that he had the bird tied to a spit, and roasted alive before a large fire. The screams of the miserable animal were so affecting, that some gentlemen who were present attempted to interfere, which so enraged Mr.
A t that he seized a poker, and with the most furious vehemence, declared that he would kill the first man who interposed: but in the midst of his passionate asseverations he fell down dead upon the spot! Such we are assured were the circumstances that attended the death of this great pillar of humanity: 4
THE CONTRAST. 1...,:! IT is a just observation, « that we cannot sufficiently ascertain the true value of, any blessing, unless wę experience the reverse, and know its luss." . God forbid that ever we should know in this manner the unspeakable blessings we enjoy under the benigu influence of CHRISTIANITY.. We cannot, however, fail to be made more sensible of the benefit, and more grate ful to the Great Parent of the Universe, for casting our lot in these highly favoured lands, by tarning our eyes to the East, and contrasting our situation with the unhappy state of that degraded portion of the human race, whose fanaticism leads them to pay homage to the idol at Juggernaut; and to leave their miserable remaios to feed the dogs, jackals, and vultures on the plans of Hindostan. . .
Many of our readers, no doubt, are ignorant of the circumstance of such horrid enormities being prevalent jn our day.--we shall, therefore, give them the dreadful detail in the following : :. .: ^
Extracts. ; , , india .,.
l . - * . FROM DR BUCHANAN'S JOURNAL IN HIS TOUR TO THE TEMPLE OF JUGGERNAUT IN ORISSA,
IN THE YEAR 1806. si riesc!
,*** No THE APPROACH..: :: Imi es conse'';;*** " Buddruck in Orissa, May 30, 1806.
WE know that we are approaching Juggernaut (and yet we are more than 6fty miles from it) by the human bones which we have seen for some days stiewed by the way. At this place we have been joined by several large bodies of pilgrims, perhaps 2000 in number, who have
come from various parts of Northern India.wo Some of them, with whom I have conversed, say that they have been two months on their march, travelling slowly in the hottest season of the year, with their wives and children. Some old persons are among them, who wish to die at Juggernaut. Numbers of pilgrims die on the road; and their bodies generally remain unburied. On a plain by the river, near the pilgrim's Caravansera at this place, there are more than a hundred skulls. The dogssjack als, and vultures seem to live here on human prey. The vultures exhibit a shocking tameness. The obscene ani. mals will not leave the body sometimes till we come close to them. This Buddruck is a horrid place. Wherever I turn my eyes I meet death in some shape or other. Surely Juggernaut cannot bez morse than Buddruck.ug na ang sit536324d sa bas
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B SIGHT OP JUGGERNAUT. 79tt.
tro a cid. A gieab 1. hod ovi Ersati il 19) $98fase be 12th June, 1806,
Many thousands of pilgrims have accompanied us for some days past. They cover the road before and behind as far as the eye can reach. At nine o'clock this morning, the Temple of Juggernaut appeared in view at @ great distance. When the multitude first saw it, they gave a shout, and fell to the grounds and worshipped. I have beard nothing to day, but shouts and acclamations by the successive bodies of pilgrims. From the place where I now stand I have a view of a host of people like an army, encamped at the outer gate of the town of Juggernaut': where a guard of soldiers is posted Có prevent their entering the town, until they have paid the pilgrim's tax. I passed a devotee, to-day who laid
himself down lát bevery step, measuring the road to Jag. gerhaut by the length of his body, as 'à penance of merit to please the goa... ***, info
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. i i .::gain. THE ARRIVAL.:) . .
si": Outer Gate of Fuggernaut, 12th Füncer exa A disaster has just occürted. As I approached the gate, the pilgritia's crowded from all quarters around the, and shoutea, as they dsdaily did when I passed them on the road, an expression of welcome and respect. 1 Was la little alarmed at their 'nuídber, and looked round for my guard. "A guard' f'soldiets had accompanied me Thom Cultáck, the fast"Hilitary Station; but they were hoto about a quarter of a 'tile bebind,' with my servants and the baggage. The pilgrims cried out that they were entitled to some indulgence, that they were poor, they could not pay the tax; but I was not aware of their design., At this moment, when I was within a few yards of the gate, an old Sanyassee (or holy man), who had Havinted some days by the side of mythorse," came up baharuia, labsir, you are in dafiger ; - the people are going 46 rush through the gate when it is opened for you. Timmediately dismounted, and endeavoured to escape to the side ; but it was too late. The mob was how in Habtion, and hoftha tümultuous shout pressed violenety towards the gate. Theguata within 'secing thay danger opeffea "it, avid the 'thukitude tushing through; dantiedemie forward in the tórfenitdortsiderable space fsb that I Was literally torne into Fuggernaut by the Minados Petterselves.bloa taistfussing scene tfitowed. tonis vele bumbler lanadstrength of the mhob micreased, the Matrol way was coated to by the "trats of people" ;riand I"ep
Arehended that many of them, would have been suffocate ed or bruised to death. My horse was yet angogg them.But suddenly one of the side posts of the gate, which was of: wood, gave way, and fell to the ground. And Berhaps thiş circumstance alone, prevented the loss of lives. :: Notice of the event was immediately communi. cated to the superintendant of the temple, who repairs ed to the spot, and sent an additional guard to the inner gate, lest the people should force that also;, for there is an outer and an inger gate to the town of Juggernaut, ja but both of them are slightly constructed. M. Hunter told me that similar accidents sometimes, oçcus, and that many have been crushed to death by the pressure of the mob. He added, that sometimes a body of pilgrims, (consisting chiefly of women and children and glamepr). trusting to the physical weight of their massa will maks, what he called, a charge on the armed guards, and qysawhelm bem the guards, not being willinge in suck isiccumstances, to oppose their bayonets.', ; imeon Pappm, 10"- A description of the Teens and toge in our neigt i puta. Revie
w er is in 13021
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:. OR: . M ildo tire, A Heresy Discovered.!!!
TO THE PRENTER OF THE CHEEP MAGAZINI.
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