Sanskrit and Its Kindred Literatures: Studies in Comparative Mythology

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Roberts Bros., 1880 - Literature, Ancient - 468 pages

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Page 332 - Deliverer ! Come thou to me ; Soothe thou my voyaging Over Life's sea ! Thou, when the storm of death Roars, sweeping by, Whisper, O Truth of Truth,
Page 34 - Wherever the mighty water cloud went, where they placed the seed and lit the fire, thence arose He who is the only life of the bright gods : who is the God to whom we shall offer our sacrifice ? " He who by his might looked even over the water clouds, the clouds which gave strength and lit the sacrifice, He who is God above all gods...
Page 339 - ... they are sung with a clear voice and modulation most suitable, I acknowledge the great use of this institution. Thus I fluctuate between peril of pleasure, and approved wholesomeness ; inclined the rather (though not as pronouncing an irrevocable opinion) to approve of the usage of singing in the church; that so by the delight of the ears, the weaker minds may rise to the feeling of devotion.
Page 24 - Where life is free, in the third heaven of heavens, where the worlds are radiant, there make me immortal...
Page 27 - She, the fortunate, who brings the eye of the god, who leads the white and lovely steed (of the sun), the Dawn was seen, revealed by her rays ; with brilliant treasures she follows every one.
Page 123 - And men shall detest and avoid you from this very time." (And that is why the Wind in the hot weather is still so disagreeable.) But to the Moon she said : " Daughter, because you remembered your mother, and kept for her a share in your own enjoyment, from henceforth you shall be ever cool and calm and bright. No noxious glare shall accompany your pure rays, and men shall always call you
Page 337 - Thy secret ways so ordering it, that she and I stood alone, leaning in a certain window, which looked into the garden of the house where we now lay, at Ostia; where removed from the din of men, we were recruiting from the fatigues of a long journey, for the voyage. We were discoursing then together, alone, very sweetly; and forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before...
Page 293 - Light of the Branstock, and the blade that frighted death, Betwixt my side and Sigurd's, as it lay that while agone, When once in one bed together we twain were laid alone: How then when the flames flare upward may I be left behind? How then may the road he wendeth be hard for my feet to find? How then in the gates of Valhall may the door of the gleaming ring Clash to on the heel of Sigurd, as I follow on my king?
Page 84 - No sacrifice is allowed to women apart from their husbands, no religious rite, no fasting : as far only as a wife honours her lord, so far she is exalted in heaven.
Page 27 - Yes, even the daughter of Dyaus, the magnified, the Dawn, thou, O Indra, a great hero, hast ground to pieces. The Dawn rushed off from her crushed car, fearing that Indra, the bull, might strike her. This her car lay there well ground to pieces; she went far away.

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