K Lid Sa's Wolkenbote

K Lid Sa's Wolkenbote

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...Book II. 459: Tcov 8', coar dqvid'cav TtereTjvcuv i'd'vea noXXd, Xrjvcov, r yeqavcov, rj xvxvcav Soviioseiqcov, Idaitg iv Xei/icovi, Kavarqiov aiupl Qiefrqa. Not less their number than th' embodied cranes, Or milk-white swans in Asia's watery plains, That o'er the windings of Cayster's springs Stretch their long necks and clap their rustling wings. Pope. The translator has ommitted the geese. Milton also describes the flight of these birds: So steers the prudent Crane Her annual voyage, borne on winds. Paradise Lost, VII. 436. And again, line 442: Others on silver lakes and rivers bathed Their downy breast.----Yet oft they quit The dank, and, rising on stiff penons, tower The mid aerial sky. Pleased on thy left the Chataka, along Pursue thy path, and cheer it with his song; 72 And when thy thunders soothe the parching earth, And showers, expected, raise her mushroom birth; The Swans for mount Kailasa shall prepare, And track thy course attendant through the air. 76 71. The Chataka is a bird supposed to drink no water but rain-water: of course he always makes a prominent figure in the description of wet or cloudy weather. Thus in the rainy season of our author's, Ritu Sanhara, ' or Assemblage of Seasons: The thirsty Chataka impatient eyes The promised waters of the labouring skies; Where heavy Clouds, with low but pleasing song, In slow procession murmuring move along. The Chataka is the Cuculus Melanoleucus. The term vama is rendered by the Commentators in general, left, ' on the left side; but Ramanat'h Tarkalankara interprets it, beautiful'; and maintains that the cry of birds, to be auspicious, should be upon the right side, not upon the left. Bharata Mallika, however, cites astrological writers to prove...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877705
  • 9781236877703