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・マや惣**。 חי יהויווייני au and in usati."-erisai appaat is the ðæristian Bohlis: i reface, ' st 糕 --- 蠟 There is a battle going on between reason, scripture. and common sense; and wealth, power and prejudise, These three have been struggling with the other threeSpeech at the meeting of the Unitarian Association, London. 寧 岑 The Vedas (or properly speaking, the spiritual parts of them) uniformly declare, that man is prone by nature, or by habit, to reduce the object or objects of his venera” tion and worship (though admitted to be unknown) to tangible forms, ascribing to such objects attributes, . supposed excellent according to his own notions: whence idolatry, gross or refined, takes its origin, and perverts the true course of the intellect to vain fancies. These authorities, therefore, hold out precautions against framing a doity after human imagination, and recommend mankind to direct all researches towards the surrounding objects, viewed either collectively or individually, bearing in mind their regular, wise and wonderful combinations and arrangements, since such researches cannot fail, they affirm, to lead an unbiassed mind to a notion of a Supreme, Existence, who so sublimely designs and disposes of them, r as is everywhere traced through the universe. The sams' Vedas represent rites and external worship addressed to the planets and elementary objects, or personified abstract notions, as well as to deified heroes, as intended for