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IN TÉR ÉSTING
Relative to the
To the Honourable
EAST INDIA COMPANY. .
followers of the SHAST AH.
PYTHAGORE AN Doctrine.
By J. Z. HOLWELL, Efq;
TO THE MOST NOBLE
HUGH, DUKE AND EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND;
EARL PER CY;
BARON WARKWORTH OF WARKWORTH CASTLE;
LORD LIEUTENANT AND CUSTOS ROTULORUM OF THE COUNTIES OF MIDDLESEX 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 NORTHUMBERLAND; ONE OF THE LORDS OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONORABLE PRIVY COUN. CIL; KNIGHT OF THE MOST NOBLE O RDER OF THE GARTER; AND FELLOW OF
THE ROYAL SOCIETY.
MY LORD, TT is. with equal deference and I pleasure that I submit the following performance to your Grace's pe
rufal ; rufal ; 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 gross 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 theology of these people.