Selections from the Mahábhárata

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W.H. Allen and Company, 1842 - Epic literature, Sanskrit - 265 pages
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Page xi - Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no Angel's wing, no Seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
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Page xi - Averni,' where he encounters all sorts of disgusting and terrific objects. His first impression is, to turn back; but he is arrested by the wailings of wellremembered voices, imploring him to remain, as his presence has already alleviated their tortures. He overcomes his repugnance, and resolves to share the fate of his friends in hell, rather than abide with their enemies in heaven. This is his crowning trial. The gods come, and applaud his disinterested virtue. All the horrors that had formerly...
Page 171 - Naga or demi-god so called, having a human face with the tail of a serpent and the expanded neck of the Coluber Naga.
Page 234 - It is a fretted instrument of the guitar kind, usually having seven wires or strings, and a large gourd at each end of the finger board.
Page xiii - Mahâbhârata are becoming more extensively known : but in the amplitude of its extent, in the numerous traditions, legends, and tales, which it contains, and in its many didactic and philosophical passages, it offers an accumulation of materials adapted to different tastes, and auxiliary to diverging researches, which must long advantageously engage the attention, and reward the industry, of Sanscrit scholars.
Page 221 - Another enumeration calls the Seven worlds — earth, sky, heaven, middle region, place of birth, mansion of the blest, and abode of truth ; placing the ' Sons of Brahma ' in the sixth division, and stating the fifth, or Jana Loka, to be that where animals destroyed in the general conflagration are born again.
Page 210 - Still more alarmed by their want of i "ifuni — a holy sage, a pious and learned person, endowed with more or less of a divine nature, or having attained to it by rigid abstraction and mortification.
Page 214 - Faicona, s. country, most probably Bactria, or it may be extended from that colony to Ionia (to which word it bears some resemblance...
Page xv - Fiery arms or rockets were possibly employed by the Hindus in remote antiquity, as well as in recent times: whence came the notion of certain mysterious weapons framed of the elements, and to be wielded only by deities and demigods. These make a great figure in the battlescenes of the Mahabharata.

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