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- n. Plural form of faquir.
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"I am told," added he, "that you have, in your country, faquirs not less insane, not less cruel to themselves."
Such is the conduct of the faquirs of India, who condemn themselves to the most melancholy privations, and to the most severe sufferings.
This opinion will, doubtless, appear to you much more rational than that of the faquirs of India, who pass their lives in thwarting nature, and who inflict upon themselves the most melancholy privations and the most severe sufferings.
The mixture of European and Asiatic manners observed in Calcutta is wonderful; coaches, phaetons, hackeries, two-wheeled carriages drawn by bullocks, palanquins carried by the natives, and the passing ceremonies of Hindoos, and the different appearance of the faquirs, form a diversified and curious appearance.
_Zelimas_; they have the alcoran in Arabic, and have faquirs who teach them to read and write; they are circumcised, eat no bacon, and some of them have several wives.
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