Specimens of Old Indian Poetry

Specimens of Old Indian Poetry

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...no more." Then play'd Pushkara with Nala at the angry Prince's call, And he lost his Kingdom, riches, jewels, gold, himself, and all. Loud laugh'd Nala in his triumph, thus to Pushkara he cried: --"Mine is now again my Kingdom--Damayanti still my bride; Ne'er on her, thou abject Monarch! shall thy lordly eye be cast, Henceforth thou shalt be her bondsman; her's art thou, and all thou hast. Yet (for well I know thy power did not triumph over me, But 'twas Kali, though thou know not, gave to thee that victory, ) I will spare thee in my mercy--not on thee the wrath shall fall That another stirr'd within me, freely I forgive thee all; Back thy forfeit life I give thee--spend it at thine own free will, And thine own, thy j ust possessions, --take them and enj oy them still; Still my friendship shall be with thee, still my love for thee be strong, Every joy I wish thee, brother!--Brother! may thy life be long!" THE LORD'S SONG. The Bhagavad-Gita, or Lord's Song, is an Episode of the Mahibharata, arid probably an interpolation of a somewhat later date; if so, it has certainly been most skilfully introduced into the main story. It has already been mentioned that the subject of that Poem is a war for regal supremacy between the sons of two brothers, Pandu and Dhritar&sbtra; the hosts are drawn up upon the plain, and the conch-blasts sounding for the battle. Arjun, one of the rival Princes, is struck with horror at the sight, and shudders at the thought of shedding the blood of his kinsmen; upon this his friend Krishna, who is no less than the incarnate Deity himself, rebukes the recreant warrior for his weakness, and endeavours to remove his compunction by explaining to him the true nature of God and the Soul, and unfolding to his...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604881
  • 9781236604880