The Literature of Bengal: A Biographical and Critical History from the Earliest Times, Closing with a Review of Intellectual Progress Under British Rule in India (Google eBook)

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T. Spink & Company, 1895 - Bengali literature - 250 pages
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Page 142 - In the same manner the Sanskrit system of education would be the best calculated to keep this country in darkness, if such had been the policy of the British legislature. But as the improvement of the native population is the object of the government, it will consequently promote a more liberal and enlightened system of instruction; embracing mathematics, natural philosophy, chemistry, anatomy, with other useful sciences...
Page 142 - Government, it will consequently promote a more liberal and enlightened system of instruction; embracing mathematics, natural philosophy, chemistry, anatomy, with other useful sciences, which may be accomplished with the sum proposed by employing a few gentlemen of talent and learning educated in Europe, and providing a college furnished with necessary books, instruments, and other apparatus.
Page 24 - Oh ! golden red the mangoes, and glad the feasts of spring, And fair the flowers to lie upon and sweet the dancers sing. Sweetest of all that temptress who dances for him now With subtle feet which part and meet in the Ras measure slow, To the chime of silver bangles, and the beat of rose-leaf hands, And pipe and lute and cymbal played by the woodland bands ; So that wholly passion-laden eye, ear, sense, soul o'ercome Krishna is theirs in the forest ; his heart forgets its home.
Page 136 - This, together with my known sentiments on that subject, having produced a coolness between me and my immediate kindred, I proceeded on my travels...
Page 24 - Another, gazing in his face, sits wistfully apart, Searching it with those looks of love that leap from heart to heart; Her eyes afire with shy desire, veiled by their lashes black Speak so that Krishna cannot choose but send the message back, In the company of damsels whose bright eyes in a ring Shine round him with soft meanings in the merry light of Spring.
Page 24 - One, with star-blossomed champak wreathed, wooes him to rest his head On the dark pillow of her breast so tenderly outspread ; And o'er his brow with roses blown she fans a fragrance rare, That falls on the enchanted sense like rain in thirsty air, While the company of damsels wave many an odorous spray, And Krishna laughing, toying, sighs the soft Spring away. Another, gazing in his face, sits wistfully apart, Searching it with those looks of love that leap from heart to heart ; Her eyes ...
Page 137 - I can tranquilly bear ; trusting that a day will arive when my humble endeavours will be viewed with justice perhaps acknowledged with gratitude. At any rate, whatever men may say, I cannot be deprived of this consolation : my motives are acceptable to that Being, who beholds in secret, and compensates openly...
Page 142 - In representing this subject to your Lordship I conceive myself discharging a solemn duty which I owe to my countrymen...
Page 18 - I saw him in the grove with happier damsels, yet the sight of him delighted me. Soft is the gale which breathes over yon clear pool, and expands clustering blossoms of the voluble Asoka soft yet grievous to me in the absence of the foe of Madhu.
Page 137 - By taking the path which conscience and sincerity direct, I, born a Brahman, have exposed myself to the complainings and reproaches even of some of my relations, whose prejudices are strong, and whose temporal advantage depends upon the present system. But these, however accumulated, I can tranquilly bear, trusting that a day will arrive when my humble endeavours will be viewed with justice perhaps acknowledged with gratitude/) At any rate, whatever men may say, I cannot be deprived of this consolation...

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