Nalopákhyánam: Story of Nala

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Sir Monier Monier-Williams
The University Press, 1860 - 255 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 78 - Nala's self were there. Damayanti, too, the rushing — of king Nala's chariot heard. As a cloud that hoarsely thunders — at the coming of the rains. All her heart was thrilled with wonder — at that old familiar sound. On they seemed to come, as Nala — drove of yore his trampling steeds : Like it seemed to Bhima's daughter — and e'en so to Nala's steeds. On the palace roofs the peacocks — th' elephants within their stalls, And the horses heard the rolling — of the mighty monarch's car.
Pàgina 168 - ... and, like those abstemious men, a virtuous wife ascends to heaven, though she have no child, if, after the decease of her lord, she devote herself to pious austerity...
Pàgina 116 - ASWINS, the sons of the Sun according to later mythology, but of whose origin we have no such legend in the Veda, as far as we have yet gone. They are said, indeed, in one place, to have the sea (Sindhu) for their mother; but this is explained to intimate their identity, as affirmed by some authorities, with the sun and moon, which rise, apparently, out of the ocean ; they are called Dasras,— destroyers either of foes or of diseases, for they are the physicians of the gods ; they are also called...
Pàgina 90 - He through all the world that wanders, witness the all-seeing Wind, Let him now of life bereave me, if in this 'gainst thee I've sinned. And the Sun that ever moveth o'er the bosom of the deep, Let him now of life bereave me, if in this 'gainst thee I've sinned. Witness, too, the Moon that travels through the midst of all the World; Let her, too, of life bereave me, if in this 'gainst thee I've sinned. These three gods are those that govern the three worlds — so let them speak. If these gods can...
Pàgina 4 - Aswinas in beauty, — peerless among men is he. " O incomparable princess — to this hero wert thou wed, " Noble birth and perfect beauty — not unworthy fruit had borne. " Gods, Gandharvas, men, the Serpents, — and the Rakshasas we've seen, " All we've seen — of noble Nala — never have we seen the peer. " Pearl art thou among all women — Nala is the pride of men. " If the peerless wed the peerless — blessed must the union be." When the bird thus strangely speaking — gentle Damayanti...
Pàgina 87 - Oh ! so like mine own twin children was yon lovely infant pair. Seeing them thus unexpected have I broken out in tears. If so oft thou comest hither men some evil will suspect. We within this land are strangers ; beauteous maiden, part in peace.
Pàgina 16 - On the gods an instant gazed she, then upon the king of men; And of right king Bhima's daughter named Nishadha's king her lord. Modestly the large-eyed maiden lifted up his garment's hem, Round his shoulders threw she lightly the bright zone of radiant flowers. So she chose him for her husband, Nala, that high-hearted maid. Then 'alas! alas!' burst wildly, from that conclave of the kings, And 'well done, well done,' as loudly, from the gods and sages broke.
Pàgina 31 - To his wife of peerless beauty — on the earth 'twas thus he spoke. Then, of sense bereft by Kali. — Nala hastily set forth; And departing, still departing, — he returned again, again; Dragged away by that bad demon, — ever by his love drawn back. Nala thus, his heart divided — into two conflicting parts, Like a swing goes backward, forward, — from the cabin, to and fro. Torn away at length by Kali, — flies afar the frantic king, Leaving there his wife in slumber — making miserable...
Pàgina 71 - O raja — to Vidarbha's royal town." Vahuca of all the coursers — did a close inspection make Entering in the royal stable — by Bhangasuri's command. Ever urged by Rituparna — Vahuca, in horses skilled, Long within himself debating — which the fleetest steeds to choose, He approached four slender coursers — fit, and powerful for the road, Blending mighty strength with fleetness — high in courage and in blood ; Free from all the well-known vices — broad of nostril — large of jaw ;...
Pàgina 29 - Mighty is thy father's kingdom, — once was mine as mighty too; Never will I there seek refuge — in my base extremity. There I once appeared in glory — to the exalting of thy pride; Shall I now appear in misery — to the increasing of thy shame? ' Nala thus to Damayanti — spake again, and yet again. Comforting the noble lady, — scant in half a garment clad. Both together, by one garment — covered, roamed they here and there: Wearied out by thirst and famine, — to a cabin drew they near....

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