Hitopadesa: A New Literal Translation from the Sanskrit Text of F. Johnson, for the Use of Students

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W.H. Allen and Company, 1880 - Didactic literature, Sanskrit - 99 pages
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Page 28 - ... mire. O my friend ! cried the elephant, what is to be done in this disaster ? I am sinking in a deep mire ! The jackal laughed, and said, — Please your divine Highness, take hold of my tail with your trunk, and get out ! This is the fruit of those words which thou didst place confidence in. They say, 'As often as thou shalt be deprived of the society of the good, so often shalt thou fall into the company of knaves.
Page 36 - A man by his own acts goes down and down, (or) moves upwards ; just as the digger of a well, or the builder of a wall.
Page 13 - ... whatever (shall) be suggested by thee that (will) be done by me. Having spoken thus he remained silently waiting in [the cover] of a thin bush. Meanwhile the crow, in the evening, finding the deer had not returned, searching hither and thither, having seen him in above-described condition, said : O friend, what (is) this ? The deer replied : This (is) the result of despising a friend's counsel. As it has been said : 76. Misfortune (is) near him who hearkens not to the voice of well - wishing...
Page 89 - Then, while they were speaking Wonderful-ear also desired to speak ; whereupon the tiger remained in readiness. Then Wonderful-ear also, (his) confidence excited (by) looking at the jackal, crow, and tiger, volunteered his own body. While he was in the act of speaking, the tiger ripping up his flank killed (him), and he was eaten by them all. Hence I say, " Surely the mind wavers,
Page 73 - ... (antagonistic) warriors, — is known (as) an enemy easy to be cut up. Therefore as long as he is not blockading my fort, let the Heron and other generals be appointed to destroy his forces in the rivers, mountains, forests, and roads. Thus it has been said : — 112. Fatigued by long marches, perplexed by rivers, mountains, and forests, terrified by the fear of dreadful fires, enfeebled by hunger and thirst, — 113. the furious, straitened for provisions, wasted with sickness and famine, scattered,...
Page 65 - Siro ! as to the fort, that truly for a long time has been prepared. (It is) a great lake. But let a store of eatable things be collected in the island in its midst. For : — 58. A store of grain, O king ! (is) better than every (other) store. A jewel thrown into the mouth would not effectuate the sustaining of life. 59. Of all flavours salt is renowned (as) the best flavour ; without that, 0 king ! sauce is as cow-dung.
Page 25 - ... falls and risings of men are like those of a ball tossed by the hand. Again : — 187 — The shadow of a cloud, the friendship of the deceitful, new corn, women, youth and riches, are to be enjoyed but a short time. Moreover : — 188 — One should not strive over-much for a subsistence, since it is provided by the Creator. As soon as a living being has dropped from the womb, both teats of the mother stream . Listen, my friend : — 189 — He, by whom swans were formed white, parrots made...
Page 22 - A man should leave a single person for the sake of a family ; for the sake of a village he should abandon a family ; a village he should renounce for the sake of a country ; and the whole world for the sake of his soul.5 1 I think it is so.

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