This stupendous task was reserved for a general congress, and it was agreed to meet at Vienna.
An even more complete and minutely detailed view of the sacrificial system is no doubt obtained from the ceremonial manuals, the Kalpa-sutras; but it is just by the speculative discussions of the Brahmanasthe mystic significance and symbolical colouring with which they invest single rites - that we gain a real insight into the nature and gradual development of this truly stupendous system of ritual worship.
In a year after she first went to Helen Keller, Miss Sullivan found herself and her pupil the centre of a stupendous fiction.
The emperor made stupendous efforts to secure for Victor and then for his successor, Paschal III., recognition by the sovereigns of Europe, but in vain; and almost the only support which the anti-pope received came from the German clergy.
That which distinguishes Herat from all other Oriental cities, and at the same time constitutes its main defence, is the stupendous character of the earthwork upon which the city wall is built.
That the two stupendous gifts should in some degree neutralize each other was inevitable.
The first of the three regions is the Himalaya mountains and their off-shoots to the southward, comprising a system of stupendous ranges, the loftiest in the world.
In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat-Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial; and I doubt if that philosophy is not to be referred to a previous state of existence, so remote is its sublimity from our conceptions.
But the primary sense of touch perceives one bodily member causing pressure on another, reciprocally, within the organism, from which we infer similar particular pressures caused between the organism and the external world; but without needing the supposed stupendous belief and assumption of the uniformity of Nature, which is altogether ignored in the inferences of the ordinary man.
The Ramesseum contains the remains of a stupendous seated colossus, in black granite, of its builder Rameses II., thrown on its face.
Here, as elsewhere, the laws of evolution hold, permitting no sudden stupendous leaps.
The stupendous growth of the population of Berlin during the last century is best illustrated by the following figures.
The effect of the revolution in Vienna, involving the fall of Metternich (May 13) and followed by the nationalist movements in Hungary and Bohemia, was stupendous in Germany.
It flows eastward until it has passed through the stupendous Kazan defile, in which its waters (at Semlin 1700 yds.
mundi, describes a stupendous erection of several storeys; but his other descriptions are so fantastic that no credence can 060 7080go To Ground plan of the 6th Century ("Croesus") Temple at Ephesus, conjecturally restored by A.
Thus was ushered in the series of stupendous events which were to change the face of Europe and profoundly to affect the destinies of Austria.
It is doubtful whether even the genius of Valdemar would have proved equal to such a stupendous task.
For many centuries Jainism was so overshadowed by that stupendous movement, born at the same time and in the same place, which we call Buddhism, that it remained almost unnoticed by the side of its powerful rival.
Although they surrendered transubstantiation, the loss of one mystery was amply compensated by the stupendous doctrines of original sin, redemption, faith, grace and predestination upon which they founded their theory of salvation.
With this great mass of material collected, sifted and edited by scholars of the highest standing it is not surprising that modern works on the history of Germany are stupendous in number and are generally of profound learning, and this in spite of the fact that some German historian.sGregorovius, Pauli and Lappenberg, for examplehave devoted their time to researches into the history of foreign lands.
The Greeks and Romans generally accepted the view that Herodotus supplies of his character, and moralized on the uselessness of his stupendous work; but there is nothing else to prove that the Egyptians themselves execrated his memory.
Notwithstanding subsequent discoveries of stupendous paintings in the gardens of the Villa Farnesina on the banks of the Tiber, the monochromes of Herculaneum remain among the finest specimens of the exquisite taste and consummate skill displayed by the ancient artists.
It contains stupendous chains of mountains, elevated plains and table-lands, warm and fertile valleys and ravines.
Probably in no country in the world are there gathered together within comparatively narrow limits so many clean-cut waterways, measuring thousands of feet in depth, affording such a stupendous system of narrow roadways through the hills.
Farther south are the stupendous ruins of Thebes on both sides of the river, the temple of Esna, the ruins and tombs of El Kab, the temple of Edfu, the quarries of Silsila and the temple of Ombos, followed by the inscribed rocks of the First Cataract, the tombs and quarries of Assuan and the temples of Philae.
29 a no notion of arrangement, no measure of proportion, and no criterion of discrimination between the important and the trivial; they are equally destitute of critical and of historical insight, unable to sift the authorities on which they rely, and unsuspicious of the stupendous social revolution comprised within the period which they undertake to describe.
No personal wrongs, but the deliberate determination of a strong-minded, capable woman to snatch the reins of government from the hands of a semi-imbecile, was the cause of Peter's overthrow, and his stupendous blunders supplied Catherine with her opportunity.
A programme so stupendous awoke in Alexander's impressionable mind an ambition to which he had hitherto been a stranger.
At each end the tableland is rent by gorges which deepen, amidst stupendous precipices, to the channel of the Draband or " Gat " on the north, and of the Dhana on the south.
It is but lately, however, that any adequate conception of the magnitude and majesty of the most stupendous of the mountain groups which mass themselves about the upper tributaries and reaches of the Indus has been presented to us in the works of Sir F.
The scene presents to a European eye a panorama of singular novelty and interest - rice fields covered with water to a great depth; the ears of grain floating on the surface; the stupendous embankments, which restrain without altogether preventing the excesses of the inundations; and peasants going out to their daily work with their cattle in canoes or on rafts.
simurgh), a stupendous bird like the roc (rukh) of Marco Polo and the Arabian Nights, also borrows some features of the phoenix.
His colonizing system was exposed to very severe criticism, yet it is impossible not to admire the results of his stupendous activity.
- Bessemer had no very wide knowledge of metallurgy, and after overcoming many stupendous ' The length of the blow varies very greatly, in general increasing with the proportion of silicon and with the size of charge.
Society at large was hardly aware that an intellectual force of stupendous magnitude and incalculable explosive power had been created by the new learning.
They have stupendous quality and they hold their resale value, and everyone loves them.
In America and elsewhere the stupendous character of the British performances and sacrifices has been inadequately appreciated because they were not made known at the time.
Deyverdun: from the garden a rich scenery of meadows and vineyards descends to the Leman Lake, and the prospect far beyond the lake is crowned by the stupendous mountains of Savoy."
The drums are simply stupendous, so powerful all of a sudden.
The menu features a full line of pastas as well as numerous daily specials, including fish, chicken, steak, liver, veal and calamari main courses, fresh seasonal vegetables and salads and a stupendous antipasto platter.
masked man ' is just stupendous.
stupendous view and lovely colors.
Has any other animal, or any insect, or even any bird, reached that stupendous height?
This stupendous achievement ought to fill British hearts with pride, and most foreign ones with admiration and gratitude.
Nordstrom: Make no mistake about it, the prices here are steep, but the quality is also stupendous.
Sure it wasn't stupendous, but it was helping.
psychedelic trance, the decoration was stupendous.
stupendous amount of utter bollocks.
The belly dancers were better looking than the previous ones we'd encountered and the food was quite stupendous.
stupendous scenery - a Shangri La of tranquility beyond the normal frantic pace of modern life.
stupendous achievement ought to fill British hearts with pride, and most foreign ones with admiration and gratitude.
stupendous task or the Irish Government to provide for their subjects deported from Britain.
The truly stupendous, stop dead in your tracks sound of ' Marbles ' .
How strangely calm and brief this record of so stupendous an event?
Taken from an antique model of a heroic charger, this is a really stupendous piece.
The soul of the Van Morrison vocal all through ' Who Was That Masked Man ' is just stupendous.
As to be expected from a night of psychedelic trance, the decoration was stupendous.
The Bibans or Portes de fer (Iron Gates) consist of two defiles with stupendous walls of rock, which by erosion have assumed the most fantastic shapes.
In 1904 a commission of cardinals was appointed to undertake the stupendous task of codifying the canon law (see Canon Law), and in 1908 an extensive reorganization of the Curia was x s of carried out, in order to conform its machinery more nearly to present-day needs (see Curia Romana).
Borrowdale: Truly stupendous scenery - a Shangri La of tranquility beyond the normal frantic pace of modern life.
In operations for diseases of the pelvis, ovarian dropsy, cancer of the uterus, and other grave diseases of the region, success has been stupendous.
The encounter, which lasted from the 18th to the 10th of February and ranged from Plymouth to Calais, is commonly named the "Three Days' Battle" and was described by Clarendon as "stupendous."
enmeshed in a conspiracy of stupendous scope.
Just sit a while over a drink and absorb the stupendous view and lovely colors.
It would be a stupendous task or the Irish Government to provide for their subjects deported from Britain.
But it 's also bogged down with a fairly stupendous amount of utter bollocks.
The truly stupendous, stop dead in your tracks sound of ' Marbles '.
The belly dancers were better looking than the previous ones we 'd encountered and the food was quite stupendous.
The city design in stupendous, give you that constant eerie feeling, even though it's New York.
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