A Mine Of Faults

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byFrancis William Bain

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... killed like his father, beforehand, his error is, at any rate, an error on the better side. For many a young king-bee, in his position, would long ago have rushed into the opposite extreme, rifling every lotus within his reach, till he died of intoxication and exhaustion and excess. But as for him, lucky will that lotus be, that first succeeds in opening his eyes to what a lotus really is: for he will give her, not the dregs of his satiety, but real devotion springing from an uncontaminated well, pure and delicious, of which no one has ever been allowed to drink before. And in the meantime, we will wait, in expectation of the change, which is certain to arrive. So they waited: but time went on, and Chand still continued as before, thinking only of battle, and observing the brahmacharit vow, just as if there were no such thing as a woman in the world. Then said Parwati softly to her lord: Sure I am, that the god of the flowery bow 2 would have punished him severely for his presump 1 i. e., of virginity. 2 i. e., the God of Love. tion, had he only heard him so outrageously vituperating his sworn allies and darling weapons as thou sayest. And Maheshwara said: O Daughter of the Snow, he was punished, sufficiently, as thou wilt learn in due time. For few indeed are the young men or women that the Bodiless god overlooks, seeing that of all of us, he is by far the most jealous in exacting homage to his divinity, as if he doubted it himself, and greedy of extorting from everyone acknowledgment, like a woman uncertain of the affection of her lover, insatiably craving to hear its avowal, over and over again, from his lips. And yet, perhaps the greatest punishment of all would have been, to leave him alone: since of all my creatures, those are most to be pitied, who...

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... killed like his father, beforehand, his error is, at any rate, an error on the better side. For many a young king-bee, in his ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217672833

ISBN - 13:9780217672832

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