Hitopadesa. the Heetopades of Veeshnoo-Sarma in a Series of Connected Fables Transl. from the Sanskreet Language with Explanatory Notes by Charles Wilkins

Hitopadesa. the Heetopades of Veeshnoo-Sarma in a Series of Connected Fables Transl. from the Sanskreet Language with Explanatory Notes by Charles Wilkins

By (author) 

List price: US$14.14

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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: ... partridge, do not be alarmed; but wait and see what Iam capable of doing. So, upon saying this, he assembled all the other birds, and having informed them of what had happened, one of them said, -We are not powerful enough to contend with the mighty ocean; but I recommend, that at a proper time we should go in a body, and represent the affair to the eaglef" who will ease us of our troubles. Having considered this proposal, they all repaired into the presence of the king of birds, and laid their grievance before him; who, having heard it, considered for a mo ment to himself, state the case to the great and mighty lord, Nariyana, the author of creation, preservation, and destru5tion, '" and he will wipe away our-sorrows. Accordingly, the eagle, attended by the rest of the birds, addressed their complaint to Nariyana, saying, -O Lord! Even whilst thou art master, the sea hath dared thus to overwhelm us! The Deity having considered their complaint, commanded the ocean to surrender the eggs; and the king of waters placed the high decree upon his crown, and delivered up the eggs accordingly; and the birds having gained what they wanted, returned thanks, and retired to their own abodes. I repeat therefore, Not knowing C'fc. The enemy who commenceth hostilities, without having considered the transgression of the law, meeteth a defeat, like the sea from the partridge. shall behold him coming, with those weapons the tips of his horns pointed towards you, looking as if alarmed. Having said this, he went where sangjeevaka was; and being in fight of him, he advanced by flow degrees, and made himself appear as if agitated by something. Health and happiness attend thee! said S2"1ngjEEv5.ka, with great marks of politeness. Alas! replied Dinianaka, ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236497449
  • 9781236497444