Akoontala; An Indian Drama

Akoontala; An Indian Drama

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...Sire. KING. Leann on the Jh0udTs of his anaiaam, and asceaas. Vetravati, what can possibly be the message that the venerable Kanwa has sent me by these hermits?--Pcrchancc their sacred rites have been disturbed By demons, or some evil has befallen The innocent herds, their favourites, that graze Within the precincts of the hermitage; Or haply, through my sins, some withering blight Has nipped the creeping plants that spread their arms Around the hallowed grove. Such troubled thoughts Crowd through my mind, and fill me with misgiving. WARDEB. If you ask my opinion, Sire, I think the hermits merely wish to take an opportunity of testifying their loyalty, and are therefore come to offer homage to your majesty. Enter the Hnnnrrs leading S'sKoonrALA, attended by Gsursni; and in advance of them, the CHAMBERLAIN and the Donnsr1c Pnrnsr. cnsnsnnmm. This way, reverend sirs, this way. slnnesnsvs. O Saradwata, 'Tis true the monarch lacks no royal grace, Nor ever swerves from justice; true, his people, Yea such as in life's humblest walks are found, Refrain from evil courses; still to me, A lonely hermit reared in solitude, This throng appears bewildering, and methinks I look upon a burning house, whose inmates Are running to and fro in wild dismay. It is natural that the first sight of the King's capital should affect you in this marmer; my own sensations are very similar. As one just bathed beholds the man polluted; As one awake looks on the yet unwakened; Or as the freeman gazes on the thrall, So I regard this crowd of pleasure-seekers. saxoonrsm. Feeling a quivering sensation in her right eye-lid," and suspecting a bad omen. Alas! what means this throbbing of my right eye-lid? esursni. Heaven avert the evil omen, my...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844270
  • 9781236844279