The Damathat, Or, The Laws of Menoo

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American Baptist Mission Press, 1847 - Hindu law - 376 pages
 

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Page 101 - ... for a wife, shall have left the house, and for three years shall not have given her one leaf of vegetables, or one stick of firewood, at the expiration of three years, let each have the right to take another wife and husband. If the wife not having affection for the husband, shall leave (the house) where they were living together, and if during one year he does not give her one leaf of vegetables, or one stick of firewood, let each have the right of taking another husband and wife ; they shall...
Page 101 - Any husband and wife living together, if the husband, saying he does not wish her for a wife, shall have left the house, and for three years shall not have given her one leaf of vegetables or one stick of firewood, at the expiration of three years, let each have the right to take another wife or husband.
Page 192 - ... marriage, and shall die, leaving no legitimate offspring, the relations of the deceased shall not say this is not the child of a marriage sanctioned of the parents, he is a child of their own desires, we will take the property ; they shall not have it, let the child of the deceased have the whole. In another case ; if the deceased were in reach of their parents...
Page 108 - If a woman be a widow, or divorced from her husband, and she marry the man of her choice...
Page 35 - Laws of Menoo, book iii., sect. 19. ' Oh king ! if any one shall call ' a doctor to prescribe for a sick person, and the doctor, for the sake ' of the pay, or to relieve the sick person, shall administer medicine ' to him ; or if the doctor is called to wash the patient's head or ' avert the evil influence of the stars, and shall go where he is ' called, and holding a small knife or stile for writing, shall only lay ' hold of the bannisters or ascend the stairs, and if the sick man ' before his arrival...
Page 202 - ... 5th. Children, male or female, of a wife by a former husband, or of a husband by a former wife ; these are called dwe-poppa-ka-ra.
Page 250 - ... both saw it : the king, maintaining his dignity, did not wipe it up, and the bramin, it being more immediately before the king, would not venture to stretch out his arm to do so : a fly came and ate it; but neither would move to drive it away : then a spider came and swallowed the fly; still, though both saw it, neither would drive it away : and after this a lizard seized and swallowed the spider : and, even then, neither drove it away : next a rat came and swallowed the lizard ; still, though...
Page 5 - The lineal descendant of the sun, who habitually performs works of the purest benevolence, who is the possessor of power, glory and authority, King Maha...
Page 250 - ... swallowed the spider: and, even then, neither drove it away : next a rat came and swallowed the lizard; still, though both saw it, neither would interfere: then a cat came and ate up the rat; then a dog attacked the cat, and the owner of the cat and dog quarrelled, and still the king and the "braniin did not interfere to put a stop to it, but continued thoughtlessly to enjoy themselves.
Page 250 - ... king and the bramin did not interfere to put a stop to it, but continued thoughtlessly to enjoy themselves. The owner of the dog went to one of the princes, and the owner of the cat to another, and when both had collected a strong party they came to blows ; and then, though the king, and the bramin...

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