Poetical Works. 3D-63d Ed Volume 6

Poetical Works. 3D-63d Ed Volume 6

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...cold Bhagbati--fair to see! Laughing, homeward the Rajput wends, Chewing his betel; "for now," quoth he, "In honour this leap of Bhagbati ends Ten generations!"--Hu-ri-jee! HINDOO FUNERAL SONG. Call on Rama! call to Rama! Oh, my brothers, call on Rama! For this Dead Whom we bring, Call aloud to mighty Rama! As we bear him, oh, my brothers, Call together, very loudly, That the Shuts May be scared; That his spirit pass in comfort. Turn his feet now, calling " Rama," Calling " Rama," who shall take him When the flames Make an end: Ram! Ram!--oh, call to Rama! SONG OF THE SERPENT CHARMERS. Come forth, oh, Snake! come forth, oh, glittering Snake! Oh shining, silent, deadly Nag! appear, Dance to the music that we make, This serpent-song, so sweet and clear, Blown on the beaded gourd, so clear, So soft and clear. Oh, dread Lord Snake! come forth and spread thy hood, And drink the milk and suck the eggs; and show Thy tongue; and own the tune is good: Hear, Maharaj! how hard we blow! Ah, Maharaj! for thee we blow; See how we blow! Great Uncle Snake! creep forth and dance to-day! This music is the music snakes love best; Taste the warm white new milk, and play Standing erect, with fangs at rest, Dancing on end, sharp fangs at rest, Fierce fangs at rest. Ah, wise Lord Nag! thou comest!--Fear thou not! We make salaam to thee, the Serpent-King, Draw forth thy folds, knot after knot; Dance, Master! while we softly sing; Dance, Serpent! while we play and sing, We play and sing. Dance, dreadful King! whose kisses strike men dead; Dance this side, mighty Snake! the milk is here! They seize the Cobra by the neck. Ah, shdbash! pin his angry head! Thou fool! this nautch shall cost thee dear; Wrench forth his fangs I this...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604954
  • 9781236604958