The Mégha Dúta, Or, Cloud Messenger: A Poem, in the Sanscrit Language (Google eBook)

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Reprinted for Black, Parry, and Company, 1814 - 177 pages
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Page 71 - Sometime, we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapour, sometime, like a bear, or lion, A tower'd citadel, a pendant rock, A forked mountain, or blue promontory With trees upon't, that nod unto the world, And mock our eyes with air : thou hast seen these signs; They are black vesper's pageants.
Page 115 - In these two princely boys! They are as gentle As zephyrs, blowing below the violet, Not wagging his sweet head: and yet as rough, Their royal blood enchafd, as the rud'st wind, That by the top doth take the mountain pine, And make him stoop to the vale.
Page 91 - Seals of love, but seal'd in vain. Hide, oh, hide those hills of snow Which thy frozen bosom bears, On whose tops the pinks that grow, Are of those that April wears. But first set my poor heart free, Bound in those icy chains by thee.
Page 171 - How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure ! Still to ourselves in every place consigned, Our own felicity we make or find : With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.
Page 171 - Infernal World! and thou, profoundest Hell, Receive thy new possessor — one who brings A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
Page 148 - Imbrowned the noontide bowers : thus was this place A happy rural seat of various view ; Groves whose rich trees wept odorous gums and balm ; Others whose fruit, burnished with golden rind, • Hung amiable, Hesperian fables true, If true, here only, and of delicious taste...
Page 164 - Vorl.icellae are contracted together, so that a large mass, expanding over the whole field of the microscope, suddenly disappears, and, ' like the baseless fabric of a vision leaves not a wreck behind.
Page 105 - Muhammadan paradise. The degree and duration of the pleasures of this paradise are proportioned to the merits of those admitted to it ; and " they, who have enjoyed this lofty region of Swarga, but whose virtue is exhausted; revisit the habitation of mortals.
Page 108 - In the meantime Travat, a mighty elephant, arose, now kept by the god of thunder; and as they continued to churn the ocean more than enough, that deadly poison issued from its bed, burning like a raging fire, whose dreadful fumes in a moment spread throughout the world, confounding the three regions of the universe with...
Page 167 - For colour,' lips : for sweet perfumes, her breath; For jewels, eyes ; for threads of purest gold, Hair; for delicious choice of flowers, cheeks; Wonder in every portion of that throne. — Hear her but speak, and you will swear the spheres Make music to the citizens in heaven.

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