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HISTORICAL EVENTS,

Relative to the

PROVINCES OF BENGAL,

A N D THE

EMPIRE of INDOSTAN.

WITH
A Seasonable Hint and PERSWASIVE

To the Honourable

The COURT of DIRECTORS of the

EAST INDIA COMPANY.

AS ALSO
The MYTHOLOGY and COSMOGONY, Fasts
and FESTIVALS of the Gentoo's,

followers of the SHASTAH.

A N D

A DISSERTATION on the METEM İSYCHOSIS,
commonly, though erroneously, called the

PYTHAGOREAN Doctrine.

By J. Z. HOLWELL, Esq;

PART II.

LONDON:
Printed for T. BECKET and P. A. DE HONDT, near
Surry-Street, in the Strand. MDCCLXVII.

9707

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TO THE MOST NOBLE

H U G

H,

DUKE AND EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND;

EARL PER CY; BARON WARK WORTH OF WARKWORTH CASTLE;

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LORD LIEUTENANT AND CUSTOS RO.
TULORUM OF THE COUNTIES OF MIDDLE-
SEX AND NORTHUMBERLAND, OF THE
CITY AND LIBERTY OF WESTMINSTER,
AND OF THE TOWN AND COUNTY OF
THE TOWN OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE;
VICE ADMIRAL OF ALL AMERICA, AND
OF THE COUNTY OF NORTHUMBER-
LAND; ONE OF THE LORDS OF HIS MA-
JESTY'S MOST HONORABLE PRIVY COUN.
CIL; KNIGHT OF THE MOST NOBLE O R-
DER OF THE GARTER; AND FELLOW OF

THE ROYAL SOCIETY.

MY LORD,
Tis. with equal deference and

pleasure that I submit the following performance to your Grace's pe

rusal ;

rusal ; being persuaded you will not think it altogether unworthy of your notice from the important, but uncommon subject it treats upon.

Neither do I apprehend you will think my inducement to this work an unbecoming one, when I tell your Grace my intention was to rescue the originally untainted manners, and religious worship of a very ancient people from grofs misrepresentation.

I thought it most unjust that the wisdom and tenets of BRAMAH and the ancient BrAMINS should be longer disgraced by the strange innovations and practices of their modern brethren ;. for from these unworthy successors alone have been disseminated the general accounts which we are hitherto made acquainted with of the thcology of these people.

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