America Through Hindu Eyes
Thacker, Spink, 1918 - 333 pages
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Page 208 - With the movements in this hemisphere we are, of necessity, more immediately connected, and by causes which must be obvious to all enlightened and impartial observers.
Page 62 - THREE years she grew in sun and shower, Then Nature said, 'A lovelier flower On earth was never sown ! This child I to myself will take ; She shall be mine, and I will make A lady of my own. 'Myself will to my darling be Both law and impulse ; and with me The girl, in rock and plain, In earth and heaven, in glade and bower, Shall feel an overseeing power To kindle or restrain.
Page 63 - The stars of midnight shall be dear To her; and she shall lean her ear In many a secret place Where rivulets dance their wayward round, And beauty born of murmuring sound Shall pass into her face.
Page 63 - And hers the silence and the calm Of mute insensate things. The floating clouds their state shall lend To her ; for her the willow bend...
Page 51 - I seed her first a-smokin' of a whackin' white cheroot, An' a-wastin' Christian kisses on an 'eathen idol's foot: Bloomin' idol made o' mud — What they called the Great Gawd Budd — Plucky lot she cared for idols when I kissed 'er where she stud ! On the road to Mandalay, etc. When the mist was on the rice-fields an' the sun was droppin' slow, She'd git 'er little banjo an
Page 52 - ousemaids outer Chelsea to the Strand, An' they talks a lot o' lovin', but wot do they understand? Beefy face an' grubby 'and — Law! wot do they understand? I've a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land! On the road to Mandalay. . . Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the best is like the worst, Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an...
Page 50 - OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
Page 294 - I know where Krishna tarries in these early days of Spring, When every wind from warm Malay brings fragrance on its wing ; Brings fragrance stolen far away from thickets of the clove, In jungles where the bees hum and the Koil flutes her love ; He dances with the dancers, of a merry morrice one, All in the budding Spring-time, for 'tis sad to be alone. I know how Krishna passes these hours of blue and gold, When parted lovers sigh to meet and greet and closely hold...
Page 154 - Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization, and sent whole nations to despair.
Page 296 - ... address; whether ever before in the United States, and if so, when and where...