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IN TÉR ÉSTING
HISTORICAL EVENTS,

Relative to the
PROVINCES OF. BENGAL,

AND 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 MYTHOLOG Y and COSMOGONY, Fasts
and FESTIVALS of the Gentoo's,

followers of the SHAST AH.

AND
A DISSERTATION on the METEM PSYCHOSIS,
commonly, though erroneously, called the

PYTHAGORE AN Doctrine.

By J. Z. HOLWELL, Efq;

PART II.

LONDON:
Printed for T. Becker and P. A. De Hondt, near
Surry-Street, in the Strand. MDCCLXVII.

!767

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.

Hence

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