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Biographical Sketches.

OF

DEKKAN POETS.


SANKARACHARI.

THE following Account of the Life, and Actions of this great Legislator, is principally taken from a book written in the Sancrit dialect called "Sankara Vejaya" or the Tour of Sankarachari.

All the wonderful, and supernatural performances related in the work above named, are as implicitly beleived by orthodox Hindus, as are the miracles of Moses, and of Christ, mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, by the generality of Christians—It would therefore be presumptuous, and perhaps impious in me to modify, or alter one particle of the materials from which I compile this biography, of a prophet, and sage, who flourished in an age, so remote, as to claim antiquity prior to the Christian Era. I have given