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1883. Excerpt: ... NALA AND DAMAYANTI. (FROM THE VANA PARVA OF THE
MAHADHARATA.--Liki Jon-Caixsttta Quahto Iuitioh.) Or A PRINCE there
was, named Nab, Virasen's noble breed, Goodly to see, and virtuous;
a tamer of the steed; i As Indra 'midst the gods, so he of kings
was kingliest one, Sovereign of men, and splendid as the golden,
glittering sun; Pure, knowing scripture, gallant; ruling nobly
Nishadh's lands; Dice-loving, but a proud, true chief of her
embattled bands; By lovely ladies lauded; free, trained in
self-control; A shield and bow; a Manu on earth; a royal soul I And
in Vidarbha's city the Raja Bhima dwelled; Save offspring, from his
perfect bliss no blessing was with-held; For offspring, many a
pious rite full patiently he wrought, Till Damana the Brahman unto
his house was brought Him Bhima, ever reverent, did courteously
entreat, Within the Queen's pavilion led him, to rest and eat;
Whereby that sage, grown grateful, gave her--for joy of joys--A
girl, the gem of girlhood, and three brave, lusty boys, --Damana,
Dama, Danta, their names;--Damayanti she; No daughter more
delightful, no sons could goodlier be. Stately and bright and
beautiful did Damayanti grow; No land there was which did not the
Slender-waisted know; A hundred slaves her fair form decked with
robe and ornament; Like Sachi's self to serve her a hundred virgins
bent; And 'midst them Bhima's daughter, in peerless glory dight,
Gleamed as the lightning glitters against the murk of night; Having
the eyes of Lakshmi, long-lidded, black, and bright: Nay, --never
Gods, nor Yakshas, nor mortal men among Was one so rare and radiant
e'er seen, or sued, or sung As she, the heart-consuming, in heaven
itself desired. And Nala, too, of princes the Tiger-Prince, admired
Like Kama was; in beauty an embodied lord of ...
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