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Indian Idylls; From the Sanskrit of the Mahacentsbhacentsrata (Paperback) Loot Price: R242 Discovery Miles 2 420
Indian Idylls; From the Sanskrit of the Mahacentsbhacentsrata (Paperback): Edwin Arnold
Indian Idylls; From the Sanskrit of the Mahacentsbhacentsrata (Paperback): Edwin Arnold

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Indian Idylls; From the Sanskrit of the Mahacentsbhacentsrata (Paperback)

Edwin Arnold

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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. 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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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Edwin Arnold
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 60
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-56137-5
Barcode: 9781150561375
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-56137-8

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