A Grammar of the Puk̲h̲to, Pus̲h̲to, Or Language of the Afg̲h̲ans: Together with Translations from the Articles of War, and Remarks on the Language, Literature, and Descent of the Afg̲h̲ān Tribes

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Williams and Norgate, 1867 - Pushto language - 204 pages

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Page 6 - And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
Page 6 - So Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, and against the children of Ammon, and against Edom, and against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines : and whithersoever he turned himself, he vexed them. 48 And he gathered an host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel out of the hands of them that spoiled them.
Page 1 - I am not very willing that any language should be totally extinguished. The similitude and derivation of languages afford the most indubitable proof of the traduction of nations, and the genealogy of mankind. They add often physical certainty to historical evidence; and often supply the only evidence of ancient migrations, and of the revolutions of ages which left no written monuments behind them.
Page 6 - And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him...
Page 6 - And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly : and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he : from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
Page 7 - Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith.
Page 7 - And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron. And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.
Page 6 - And when they went forth to battle against Jalut and his forces, they said, O Lord, pour on us patience, and confirm our feet, and help us against the unbelieving people. Therefore they discomfited...
Page 179 - For action being the great business of mankind, and the whole matter about which all taws are conversant, it is no wonder. that the several modes of thinking and motion should be taken notice of, the ideas of them observed, and laid up in the memory, and have names assigned to them ; without which, laws could be but ill made, or vice and disorder repressed. Nor could any communication...
Page 21 - This is a principle dictated alike by common sense and by that precision acquired by the habit of scientific research. I do not mean to say, that, if we are unable to attain a profound knowledge of each idiom, we should on this account entirely suspend our judgment: I only insist on it that we should not prescribe...

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