By Thomas Oberlies
The 2 nice epics of (old) India, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are written in a language, which differs from so-called classical Sanskrit in lots of information. either texts nonetheless are of a huge value in India and different nations. due to this, a grammar describing the entire assorted features of epic Sanskrit has been neglected previously. The Grammar of Epic Sanskrit will now shut this hole.
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38 “Therefore I will throw downe these mountaines hie, And make them levell3 with the lowly plaine: These towring rocks, which reach unto the skie, I will thrust downe into the deepest maine, And as they were, them equalize againe. ” 39 “Of things unseene how canst thou deeme5 aright,” Then answered the righteous Artegall, “Sith thou misdeem’st so much of things in sight? What though the sea with waves continuall Doe eate the earth, it is no more6 at all: Ne is the earth the lesse, or loseth ought, For whatsoever from one place doth fall, Is with the tide unto an other brought: For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.
14 And thether also came in open sight Fayre Florimell, into the common hall, To greet his guerdon1 unto every knight, And best to him, to whom the best should fall. Then for that stranger knight they loud did call, To whom that day they should the girlond yield. Who came not forth: but for Sir Artegall Came Braggadochio, and did shew his shield, Which bore the Sunne brode blazed in a golden field. 15 The sight whereof did all with gladnesse fill: So unto him they did addeeme2 the prise Of all that Tryumph.
Earst: earlier, once. peece: fortress. 7 meede: bribes. 23 24 The Faerie Queene: Book Five And causde great sackes with endlesse riches fraught, Unto the battilment to be upbrought, And powred forth over the Castle wall, That she might win some time, though dearly bought Whilest he to gathering of the gold did fall. But he was nothing mov’d, nor tempted therewithall. 24 But still continu’d his assault the more, And layd on load with his huge yron flaile, That at the length he has yrent1 the dore, And made way for his maister to assaile.