Select Specimens of the Theatre of the Hindus, Volume 2

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Parbury, Allen, 1835 - English drama

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Page 45 - And he came near, and kissed him : and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed...
Page 55 - Now wake the terrors of the place, beset With crowding and malignant fiends ; the flames From funeral pyres scarce lend their sullen light, Clogged with their fleshly prey, to dissipate The fearful gloom that hems them in. Pale ghosts Sport with foul goblins, and their dissonant mirths In shrill respondent shrieks is echoed round.
Page 160 - Itemque in lustranda colonia ab eo qui earn deduceret, et cum imperator exercitum, censor populum, lustraret, bonis nominibus, qui hostias ducerent, eligebantur. Quod idem in dilectu consules observant, ut primus miles fiat 103 bono nomine.
Page 263 - Rishis or sages, he espoused to Siva, but he was never wholly reconciled to the uncouth figure and practices of his son-in-law. Having undertaken to celebrate a solemn sacrifice, he invited all the gods except Siva, which so offended Sati, that she threw herself into the sacrificial fire.
Page 174 - A snake-catcher, your honour ; my name is Jirnavisha. What say you, you would touch my snakes ? what may your profession be, pray? oh, I see, a servant of the prince, — you had better not meddle with snakes. A snake-catcher unskilled in charms and antidotes, a man mounted on a furious elephant without a goad, and a servant of the king appointed to a high station, and proud of his success ; these three are on the eve of destruction. Oh ! he is off.
Page 121 - Of a mere lifeless, violated form : While those whom love cements in holy faith, And equal transport, free as Nature live, Disdaining fear.
Page 131 - ... of accident, and we may therefore regard this monarch's reign as historical. Combining and comparing the different accounts given of Chan'draGup'ta it appears that about the time of Alexander the kingdom of Magad'ha was ruled by a monarch named Mahapad'ma Nan'da. He was a powerful and ambitious prince, but cruel and avaricious, by which defects, as well as by his inferiority of birth, he probably provoked the hostility of the Brahmins. By one wife he had eight...
Page 130 - Rdkshasa for various matters which it does not contain. Of these, the adventures of the king of Vikatpalli, and the employment of the Greek troops, are alone of any consequence, as they would mislead us into a supposition, that a much greater resemblance exists between the Grecian and Hindu histories than is actually the case. Discarding, therefore, these accounts, and laying aside the marvellous part of the story, I shall endeavour, from the...
Page 13 - How little do they know who speak of us with censure ? This entertainment is not for them. Possibly some one exists, or will exist, of similar tastes with myself, for time is boundless and the world is wide.
Page 184 - When I send A messenger of certain death to slay him, She wields the instrument against his rival, Who should have spoiled him of one-half his kingdom ; And arms, and drugs, and stratagems, are turned In his behalf, against my friends and servants, So that whate'er I plot against his power, Serves but to yield him unexpected profit.

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