Naganada; Or, the Joy of the Snake-World a Buddhist Drama in Five Acts

Naganada; Or, the Joy of the Snake-World a Buddhist Drama in Five Acts

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...with these pieces of red cloth, which I have brought from Malayavati, I will go on, using the upper garment as a veil. We will see what these villanous bees will then do. He does so. Parasite (observing him, joyfully). Halloa! slave. (Pointing laughingly with his finger.) Here is surely Navamalika. She has seen me, and, in a rage at my long delay, puts on her veil and turns away. So I will appease her with caresses. Both these names are significant. Sekharaka properly means a garland, and Navarndlika the double-jasmine. Going up, with a lavgh, and embracing the Vidushaka, he fries to put some betel nut in his mouth. ViDfiSHAKA (perceiving the smell of wine, holds his nose, and turns away his face). How now? Having but just escaped the attack of bees of one sort, I am assailed by an odious bee of a different nature.' Parasite. Why do you turn away your face in anger? (Prostrating himself, and placing the Vidushaka's foot on his head.) Be appeased, 0 Navamalikd! Then enters a Servant Girl. Girl. I am bidden by the queen--" 0 Navamalika, go to the flower-garden, and say to the keeper, Pallavika, ' To-day, prepare the tamala-bower with especial care, for the bridegroom and Malayavati are going thither.'" I have given the message to Pallavikd; and I will now seek my dear friend, S'ekharaka, whose passion will be increased by my night's absence. (Seeing him.) Here he is. (Angrily.) How now! He is courting some other woman! I will just stop, and find out who she is. A pun on the word " madhukara," which means both a " bee" and a " lover." Parasite (joyfully). He who, through excessive pride, bows not to Siva, Vishnu, or Brahma, that same S'ekharaka falls at thy feet, 0 Navamdlika. VlDtfsHAKA. Oh drunken wretch, there is no Navamalika here. Girl (looking, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678648
  • 9781236678645