A Grammar of the Telugu Language

printed at the Christian Knowledge Society's Press, 1857 - 363 pages

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Page 293 - And (though no soldier) useful to the State. What will a child learn sooner than a song? What better teach a foreigner the tongue? What's long or short, each accent where to place, And speak in public with some sort of grace? I scarce can think him such a worthless thing, Unless he praise some monster of a king; Or virtue, or religion turn to sport, To please a lewd or unbelieving court.
Page 293 - His eyes, and thus he spake : " Both fires, my son, The temporal and eternal, thou hast seen; And art arrived, where of itself my ken No further reaches. I, with skill and art, Thus far have drawn thee. Now thy pleasure take For guide. Thou hast o'ercome the steeper way, O'ercome the straiter. Lo ! the sun that darts His beam upon thy forehead : lo ! the herb, The arborets and flowers, which of itself This land pours forth profuse. Till those bright eyes...
Page ii - Hindu Grammarians, like those of China, neglect the colloquial dialect, which they suppose is already known to the student, and teach only the poetical peculiarities. They are willing to aid our studies, either in Telugu poetry or in Sanscrit : they are reluctant to teach us the language of common business.
Page v - We ask for grain : they give it us on the condition that we will, with it, submit to eat the straw. Their memory is well exercised, their judgment is fettered; and they counsel us to learn, as they do, long vocabularies by rote, whereas by reading the poets we can easily acquire an ample stock of all the words that are in use.
Page 33 - Our native teachers would •willingly reject common Telugu altogether, and teach us the poetical dialect alone : which they themselves however cannot use in daily talking and writing. In ordinary sentences, as [?Co!psS»^)^8 grandhamu unnadi 'there is a book...
Page 243 - Contre qui des mesures de précaution? Je n'ai pas un seul vaisseau de ligne dans les ports de France; mais, si vous voulez armer, j'armerai aussi; si vous voulez vous battre, je me battrai aussi. Vous pourrez peut-être tuer la France, mais jamais l'intimider. — On ne voudrait, dit Whitworth, ni l'un ni l'autre; on voudrait vivre en bonne intelligence avec elle.

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