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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 456 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PAIGNTON, a seaside resort in the Torquay parliamentary division of Devonshire, England, on Tar Bay, 24 m. S.W. of Torquay, on the Great Western railway. Pop. of urban district (1901), 8385. The church of St John is mainly Perpendicular, 6 What the Fihrist (p. 13 seq.) has about various forms of Persian writing certainly refers in part at least to the species of Pahlavi. But the statements are hardly all reliable, and in the lack of trust• worthy specimens little can be made of them. This was finally proved by Olshausen, following earlier scholars; see J. Olshausen, Parthava and Pahlav, Mada and Mah (Berlin, 1877, and in the Monatsb. of the Academy). ' Translations ed. by F. Spiegel (186o), the Bundahish by N. L. Westergaard (Copenhagen, 1851) and F. justi (Leipzig, 1868) ; other Pahlavi books by Spiegel and Haug, by Hoshangji, and other Indian Parsecs. 3 One other book, the stories of Kalilag and Dainnag, in a Syriac version from the Pahlavi, the latter taken from the Sanskrit. but has a late Norman doorway, and contains a carved and painted pulpit, and in the Kirkham chapel several interesting monuments of the Kirkham family, and a beautiful though damaged stone screen. Among other buildings and institutions are a novitiate of Marist Fathers, a science and art school, a pier with pavilion and concert rooms, and a yacht club. Little remains of an old palace of the bishops of Exeter apart from the 14th-century Bible Tower. Its last tenant was Bishop Miles Coverdale, who in 1535 published the first English translation of the whole Bible. The town owes its popularity to a firm expanse of sand, good bathing facilities, and a temperate climate.
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