Sanskrit and Its Kindred Literatures: Studies in Comparative Mythology

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Roberts, 1880 - Literature - 468 pages
 

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Page 24 - Where life is free, in the third heaven of heavens, where the worlds are radiant, there make me immortal!
Page 337 - ... 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 330 - 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-clouds 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 335 - 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 32 - Absolve us from the sins of our fathers, and from those which we committed with our own bodies. Release VasishlAa. O King, like a thief who has feasted on stolen cattle ; release him like a calf from the rope.
Page 132 - I know not the secret thy bosom conceals, Thy form is not near me to gladden my sight; But sad is the tale that my fever reveals, Of the love that consumes me by day and by night. KING [advancing hastily towards her] : Nay, Love does but warm thee, fair maiden — thy frame Only droops like the bud in the glare of the noon; But me he consumes with a pitiless flame, As the beams of the day-star destroy the pale moon.
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 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.

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