The H T P D S of V Shn -S Rm, in a Series of Connected Fables Interspersed with Moral Prudential and Political Maxims Translated from an Ancient Manus

The H T P D S of V Shn -S Rm, in a Series of Connected Fables Interspersed with Moral Prudential and Political Maxims Translated from an Ancient Manus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1787 edition. Excerpt: ...or else, having quitted him without pity, he is engaged by his people amongst vagabondsfsssi The tree is broken down by the abundance of its fruit, and walking groweth tiresome to Seekhandeesfss' The minister is like a beast of burthen, who is led by sweet words. Good qualities in a virtuous person, for the most part, are his enemiesf" Princes, in general, alas l turn away their faces from a man endued with good qualities. Women too, often delight in those who are fond of delight. This is a false position, that virtue leadeth to the society of men; for mankind, generally, do not reckon this a noble principle." It is better that the vulture should be followed by geese, as ministers and attendants; than that the goose should be pursued by the birds of prey which attend the offerings made to the manes of the dead. An attendant being angry may use even a hundred harsh expreffions; but a virtuous man ' is not to be deprived of any of his good qualities by his feeble assistantsff" The bull having again considered a while, continued saying, -I know not by what fault of mine the Raja has been injured, that he should be at variance with me! It is best therefore to be for ever jealous of a prince. If ever the mind of a king, which is like a bracelet of solid crystal, is injured by his minister, who is the artist that can repair it?"' A thunderbolt, and the power of kings, are both dreadful! But the former expendeth its fury at once, whilst the latter is con-stantly falling upon our heads. Having pondered for a while, he said to DZmZnakL-It behoveth thee, my dear friend, M to Strong even without vigour, who may not experience the situation of being defeated? Observe how fearlesly people put their feet upon a heap of ashes! 'But it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584686
  • 9781236584687