affinity alliteration amongst amphibrach anapaest ancient Asiatic Atthakatha bears beautiful blank verse Budha Budhistical called Ceylon common composed composition compound conquerors consonants correct derived dialect doctrines elegant English equivalent European example expression family of languages ghalese Grammar guru Hindu India inflected inquired Island king lagu Lanka letters literature Magadha Mahawanso means molossus moon Nagari native origin oviparous Pali and Sanscrit Pali language Pandit Parakkrama passage peculiar perceive perhaps period poem poet poetical possessed present priest pronouns prose Prosody reader reference reign remarkable respect Royal Royal Asiatic Society Sangarawa Sanscrit and Pali says Sidath Singha Singhalese alphabet Singhalese language Singhalese poetry Singhalese scholars Sinhala Sinhala language species specimen Sree stanza style suppose syllabic instants Tamil temple thou tongue translation Tripitaka Turnour unto Upasampada Veddas verb verse vide vowels whilst Wijeya words writer written Yakhos
Page ccxx - Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
Page ccxx - I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes ; for I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean ; from all your filthiness, and from all your idols will I cleanse you.
Page lxxxv - AND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain : and •when he was set, his disciples came unto him. 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit : for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Page lxxxii - When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds, too late, that men betray, What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom, is— to die.
Page lxxvii - I know there are figures for this kind of speech, that some of the greatest ancients have been guilty of it, and that Aristotle himself has given it a place in his Rhetoric among the beauties of that art. But as it is in itself poor and trifling, it is I think at present universally exploded by all the masters of polite writing. The last fault which I shall take notice of in Milton's style, is the frequent use of what the learned call technical words, or terms of art.
Page xliv - The Sanscrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bearing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in the roots of verbs and in the forms of grammar, than could possibly have been produced by accident; so strong indeed, that no philologer could examine them all three, without believing them to have sprung from some common source, which, perhaps, no longer exists...
Page ccl - He that has long cultivated another language, will find its words and combinations crowd upon his memory; and haste and negligence, refinement and affectation, will obtrude borrowed terms and exotic expressions.
Page ciii - ... discriminations of character, and the tendency of the passions, either single or combined ; and physiology must supply him with illustrations and images. To put these materials to poetical use, is required an imagination capable of painting nature, and realizing fiction.
Page lxxxiii - The glitt'ring species here and there divide, And cast their dubious beams from side to side. Now on the walls, now on the pavement play, And to the ceiling flash the glaring day.
Page cxli - Sakya was contemporary with both the latter, dying in the eighth year of Ajatasatru's reign. The Mahawanso says he reigned twenty-four years afterwards ; but the Vayu makes his whole reign but twenty-five years, which would place the close of it B. c. 526. The rest of the Saisunaga dynasty, according to the Vayu and Matsya, reigned 143 or 140 years ; bringing their close to B. c. 383, Another century being deducted for the duration of the Nandas, would place the accession of Chandragupta B, c.