Twenty-five Tales of a Demon

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Stephen Austin, 1855 - Tales - 369 pages
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Page i - OR TWENTY-FIVE TALES OF A DEMON. A New Edition of the Hindi text, with each word expressed in the Hindustani character immediately under the corresponding word in the Nagari ; and with a perfectly literal English interlinear translation, accompanied by a free translation • in English at the foot of each page, and explanatory notes.
Page 371 - PRAKRITA-PRAKASA ; or, The Prakrit Grammar of Vararuchi, with the Commentary (Manorama) of Bhamaha; the first complete Edition of the Original Text, with various Readings from a collection of Six MSS. in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and the Libraries of the Royal Asiatic Society and the East India House ; with Copious Notes, an English Translation, and Index of Prakrit Words, to which is prefixed an Easy...
Page 175 - Be pleased not to do this,' she replied ; ' it will be sinful, and it will involve me in the guilt and punishment of shedding blood ; hence I shall be miserable in this world and in that to be.' ' Thy blandishments,' he replied, ' have pierced my heart, and the consuming thought of parting from thee has burnt up my body, and memory and understanding have been destroyed by this pain ; and from excess of love I have no sense of right or wrong. But if thou wilt make me a promise, I will live again.
Page 181 - Somdatt in a melancholy voice, "is like pearls without a suitable dress, or food without clarified butter, 1 or singing without melody; they are all alike unnatural. In the same way, unclean clothes will mar beauty, bad food will undermine strength, a wicked wife will worry her husband to death, a disreputable son will ruin his family, an enraged demon will kill, and a woman, whether she love or hate, will be a source of pain. For there are few things which a woman will not do. She never brings to...
Page 372 - Kalidasa; the Devanagari Recension of the Text, now for the first time edited in England, with literal English Translations of all the Metrical passages, schemes of the Metres, and copious Critical and Explanatory Notes, By...
Page vii - In fine, we are strongly persuaded, that the time being given, this system will make better scholars; and the degree of scholarship being given, a much shorter time will be needed. If there is any truth in this, it will make Mr Hamilton one of the most useful men of his age; for if there is any...
Page 69 - One who has been bitten on a Saturday or a Tuesday does not survive." The third opined, " Poison infused during certain six lunar mansions cannot be got under.
Page vii - We yesterday were present at an examination of eight lads who have been under Mr Hamilton since some time in the month of May last, with a view to ascertain the efficacy of his system in communicating a knowledge of languages. These eight lads, all of them between the ages of twelve and fourteen, are the children of poor people, who, when they were first placed under Mr Hamilton, possessed no other instruction than common reading and writing. They were obtained from a common country school, through...
Page 162 - My daughter is too fair to remain a maiden; to which of these shall I give her?" So saying, Hiranyadatt went to his daughter, explained the qualities of the four suitors, and asked, "To which shall I give thee?" On hearing these words she was abashed; and, hanging down her head, knew not what to reply. Then the Baniya, having reflected, said to himself, "He who is acquainted with the Shastras is a Brahman, he who could shoot an arrow at the sound was a Kshatriya or warrior, and he who made the cloth...
Page 96 - O King ! there was a city called Bhogwati, whose king was named Rupsen, and he had a parrot named Churaman. One day the king asked that parrot : ' What dost thou know ? ' The parrot replied : * Great king ! I know everything.' The king said : ' If thou knowest everything, tell me where there is a beautiful damsel, my equal in rank.

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