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Indian Poetry Containing "The Indian Song of Songs,"   By: (1832-1904)

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INDIAN POETRY

CONTAINING

" THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS," FROM THE SANSKRIT OF THE GÎTA GOVINDA OF JAYADEVA TWO BOOKS FROM "THE ILIAD OF INDIA" (MAHÁBHÁRATA) "PROVERBIAL WISDOM" FROM THE SHLOKAS OF THE HITOPADESA, AND OTHER ORIENTAL POEMS

BY

SIR EDWIN ARNOLD, M.A., K.C.I.E., C.S.I.

Author of "The Light of Asia"

OFFICER OF THE WHITE ELEPHANT OF SIAM THIRD CLASS OF THE IMPERIAL ORDER OF THE MEDJIDIE FELLOW OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC AND ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETIES HONORARY MEMBER OF THE SOCIETÉ DE GEOGRAPHIE, MARSEILLES, ETC. ETC. FORMERLY PRINCIPAL OF THE DECCAN COLLEGE, POONA AND FELLOW OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY

EIGHTH IMPRESSION

LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRUBNER & CO. L^TD

DRYDEN HOUSE, GERRARD STREET, W.

1904

CONTENTS.

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THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS

Introduction 1

Hymn to Vishnu 3

Sarga the First The Sports of Krishna 9

Sarga the Second The Penitence of Krishna 22

Sarga the Third Krishna troubled 31

Sarga the Fourth Krishna cheered 37

Sarga the Fifth The Longings of Krishna 44

Sarga the Sixth Krishna made bolder 54

Sarga the Seventh Krishna supposed false 59

Sarga the Eighth The Rebuking of Krishna 75

Sarga the Ninth The End of Krishna's Trial 79

Sarga the Tenth Krishna in Paradise 83

Sarga the Eleventh The Union of Radha and Krishna 88

MISCELLANEOUS ORIENTAL POEMS

The Rajpoot Wife 101

King Saladin 113

The Caliph's Draught 132

Hindoo Funeral Song 137

Song of the Serpent Charmers 138

Song of the Flour Mill 140

Taza ba Taza 142

The Mussulman Paradise 146

Dedication of a Poem from the Sanskrit 150

The Rajah's Ride 151

TWO BOOKS FROM THE "ILIAD OF INDIA" 159

The Great Journey 172

The Entry into Heaven 192

THE NIGHT OF SLAUGHTER 210

THE MORNING PRAYER 216

PROVERBIAL WISDOM FROM THE SHLOKAS OF THE HITOPADESA 221

THE INDIAN SONG OF SONGS.

INTRODUCTION.

OM!

REVERENCE TO GANESHA!

"The sky is clouded; and the wood resembles The sky, thick arched with black Tamâla boughs; O Radha, Radha! take this Soul, that trembles In life's deep midnight, to Thy golden house." So Nanda spoke, and, led by Radha's spirit, The feet of Krishna found the road aright; Wherefore, in bliss which all high hearts inherit, Together taste they Love's divine delight.

He who wrote these things for thee, Of the Son of Wassoodee, Was the poet Jayadeva; Him Saraswati gave ever Fancies fair his mind to throng, Like pictures palace walls along; Ever to his notes of love Lakshmi's mystic dancers move. If thy spirit seeks to brood On Hari glorious, Hari good; If it feeds on solemn numbers... Continue reading book >>




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