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TRUB.VERS ORIENTAL SERIES.
Third Edition, Two Vols., post 8vo, pp. viii.—268 and viii.—326, cloth, price 2is.
THE LIFE OR LEGEND OF GAUDAMA,
THE BUDDHA OF THE BURMESE. With Annotations. The Ways to Neibban, and Notice on the Phongyies or Burmese Monks. Bt The Right Rev. P. BIGANDET, Bishop of Ramatha, Vicar-Apostolic of Ava and Pegu.
"The work is furnished with copious notes- which not only illustrate the subjeetmatter, but form a porfect encyclopaedia of Buddhist lore."—Times.
"A work which will furnish European students of Buddhism with a most valuable help in the prosecution of their investigations."—Edinburgh Daily Review.
"Bishop Blgandet's invaluable work."—Indian Antiquary.
"Viewod In this light, its importance Is sufficient to pb<co students of the subject under a deep obligation to its author."—Calcutta Review.
"This work is one of the greatest authorities upon Buddhism."—Dublin Review.
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A VOLUME OF SKETCHES, HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL. By J. EDKINS, D.D. Author of '* China's Place in Philology," "Religion in China," &c.. kc.
"It contains a vast deal of important information on the subjeet, such as is only to bo gained by long-continued study on the spot."—Athentzum.
"Uiwu the whole, we know of no work comparable to it for the extent of its original research, and the simplicity with which this complicated system of philosophy, religion, literature, and ritual is set forth."—British Quarterly Review.
'* The whole volume is replete with learning. ... It deserves most careful study from all interested in tho history of the religions of tho world, and expressly of those who are concerned in the propagation of Christianity. Dr. Edkins notices in terms of just condemnation the exaggerated praise bestowed upon Buddhism by recent English writers."—Record.
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LINGUISTIC AND ORIENTAL ESSAYS.
Whittkn From The Year 1846 To 1878.
Late Member of Her Majesty's Indian Civil Service; Hon. Secretary to
"Wc know none who has described Indian life, especially the life of the natives, with so much learning, sympathy, and literary talent."—Academy.
"They seem to us to be full of suggestive and original remarks."—St. Janna's Gazetle.
"His book contains a vast amount of information. The result of thirty-five years of inquiry, refleetion, and speculation, and that on subjeets as full of fascination as of food for thought."— Tablet.
"Exhibit such a thorough acquaintance with the history and antiquities of India as to entitle him to speak as ono having authority."—Edinburgh Daily Review.
"Tho author speaks with the authority of personal experience It is this
constant association with tho country and the people which gives such a vividness to many of the pages." — Athcnofnm.
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BUDDHIST BIRTH STORIES; or, Jataka Tales.
The Oldest Collection of Folk-lore Extant:
"These are tales supposed to have been told by the Buddha of what he had seen and heard in his previous births. They are probably the nearest representatives 6'f the original Aryan stories from which sprang the folk-lore of Europe as well %s India. The introduetion contains a most interesting disquisition on the migrations of those fables, tracing their reappearance in the various giouIm of folk-lore legends. Among other old friends, we meet with a version of the Judgment of Solomon."—l imes.
"It is now some years since Mr. Rhys Davids asserted his right to be heard on this subject by his able article on Buddhism in the new edition of the ' Encyclopedia Britannica."*—U<ds Mercury.
"All who are interested in Buddhist literature ought to feel deeply indebted to Mr. Rhys Davids. His well-established reputation as a Pali scholar is a sufficient guarantee for the fidelity of his version, and the style of his translations is deserving of high praise."—Academy.
"No more competent expositor of Buddhism could be found than Mr. Rh ys Davids. In the Jataka book we have, then, a priceless record of the earliest imaginative literature of our race ; and ... it presents to us a nearly complete picture of the social life and customs and popular beliefs of the common people of Aryan tribes, closely related to ourselves just as they were passing through the first stages of civilisation."—St. J ames'< Gazette.
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A TALMUDIC MISCELLANY;
Or, A THOUSAND AND ONE EXTRACTS FROM THE TALMUD,
"To obtain in so concise and a ll form as this volume a general idea of the Talmud is a boon to Christians at least." —Times.
"Its peculiar and popular character will make it attractive to general readers. Mr. Hershon is a very competent scholar. . . . Contains samples of the good, bad, and indifferent, and especially extraets that throw light upon the Scriptures."— British Quarlcrly Review.
"Wilt convey to English readers a more complete and truthful notion of the Talmud than any other work that has yet appeared."—Daily T
"Without overlooking in the slightest tho several attractions of the previous volumes of the * Oriental Series.' we have no hesitation in saying that this surpasses them all in interest."—Edinburgh Daily Review.
"Mr. Herthon has . . . thus given English readers what o r believe, a fair set of specimens which they can test for themselves."— The Record.
"This book is by far the best fitted in the present state of knowledge to enable the general reader to gain a fair and unbiassed conception of the multifarious contents of the wonderful miscellany which can only be truly understood—so Jewish pride assorts—by the life-long devotion of scholars of the Chosen People."—Inquirer.
"The value and importance of this volume consists in the fact that scarcely a single extract is given in its pages but throws some light, direct or refracted, upon those Scriptures which are the common heritage of Jew and Christian alike."—John Bull.
"It Is a capital spe<imen of Hebrew scholarship ; a monument of learning, loving, li ;ht-giving labour."—Jewish Herald.
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THE CLASSICAL POETRY OF THE JAPANESE.
By BASIL HALL CHAMBERLAIN,
** A very curious volume. The author has manifestly devoted much labour to the task of studying the poetical literature of the Japanese, and rendering charaeteristic specimens into English verse."—Daily Sacs.
"Mr. Chamberlain's volume is, Ho far as we are aware, the first attempt which has been made to interpret the literature of the Japanese to the Western world. It is to the cb<fesical poetry of Old Japan that we must turn for indigenous Japanese thought, and in the volume before us- we have a selection from tY<at poetry rendered into graceful English verse."—Tahiet.
"It is undoubtedly one of the best translations of lyric literature which has appeared during the close of the last year."—Celestial Empire.
"Mr. Chamberlain set himself a difficult task when he undertook to reproduce Japanese poetry in an English form. But ho has evidently laboured con amore, and his efforts are successful to a degree."—London and China Express'.
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THE HISTORY OF ESAEHADDON (Son of Sennacherib),
KING OF ASSYRIA, aC. 681-668.
Translated from the Cuneiform Inscriptions upon Cylinders and Tablets in the British Museum Collection; together with a Grammatical Analysis of each Word, Explanations of the Ideographs by Extracts from the Bi-Lingual Syllabaries, and List of Eponyms, &c.
By ERNEST A BUDGE, B.A., M.R.AS..
Assyrian Exhibitioner, Christ's College, Cambridge.
"Students of scriptural archaeology will also appreciate the 'History of Esarhuddon.' "—Timet.
"There is much to attract the scholar in this volume. It does not pretend to popularise studies which are yet in their infancy. Its primary object is to translate, but it does not assume to be more than tentative, and it offers both to the professed Assyriologist and to the ordinary non-Assyriological Semitic scholar the means of controlling its results."—Academy.
"Mr. Budge's book is, of course, mainly addressed to Assyrian scholars and students. They are not, it is to be feared, a very numerous class. But the more thanks are due to him on that account for the way in which he has acquitted himself in his laborious task.''—Tablet.
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(Usually known as The Mesneviyi Sherif, or Holy Mesnevi)
MEVLANA (OUR LORD) JELALU 'D-DIN MUHAMMED ER-RUMI.
Together with some Account of the Life and Acts of the Author,
"A complete treasury of occult Oriental lore."—Saturday Review.
"This book will be a very valuable help to the reader ignorant of Persia, who is desirous of obtaining t<n insight into a very important department of the literature extant in that language."— Tablet.
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EASTERN PROVERBS AND EMBLEMS
Illustrating Old Trbths. ,
By Rev. J. LONG,
Member of the Bengal Asiatic Society, F.R.G.S.
"We regard the book as valuable, and wish for it a wide circulation and attentive reading- "—fiicord.
"Altogether- it is quite u feast of good things."— Globe. "It is full of interesting matter."—Antiquary.
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Containing a New Edition of the "Indian Song of Songs," from the Sanscrit
"In this new volume of Messrs. TrUbner's Oriental Series, Mr. Edwin Arnold does good service by illustrating, through the medium of his musical English melodies, the power of Indian poetry to stir European emotions. The 'Indian Song of Songs' is not unknown to scholars. Mr. Arnold will have introduced it among popular English poems. Nothing could bo more graceful and delicate than the shades by which Krishna is portrayed in the gradual process of being weaned by the love of
'Beautiful Radha, jasmine-bosomed Radha,' from the allurements of the forest nymphs, in whom the five senses are typified."— Timet.
"No other English poet has ever thrown his genius and his art so thoroughly into the work of translating Eastern ideas as Mr. Arnold has done in his splendid paraphrases of language contained in these mighty epies."— Daily Telegraph.
"The poem abounds with imagery of Eastern luxuriousness and sensuousm as; the air seems laden with the spicy odours of the tropies, and the verse has a richness and a melody sufficient to captivate the senses of the dullest."—Standard.
"The translator, while producing a very enjoyable poem, has adhered with tolerable f<delity to the original text."— Overland Mail.
"We certainly wish Mr. Arnold success in his attempt 'to popularise Indian classies,' that being, as his preface tells us, the geal towards which he bends his offorts."—Allen's Indian Mail.
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A Sy8tkmatic Digest Of The Doctrines Of The Chinese Philosopher Menoius.
Translated from the Original Text and Classified, with
By the Rev. ERNST FABER, Rhenish Mission Society.
Translated from the German, with Additional Notes,
By the Rev. A B. HUTCHINSON, C.M.S., Church Mission, Hong Kong.
"Mr. Faber is already well known in the field of Chinese studies by his digest of the doetrines of Confucius. The value of this work will be perceived when ii is remembered that at no time since relations commenced between China and the West has the former been so powerful—we had almost said aggressive—as now. For those who will give it careful study, Mr. Faber's work is one of the most valuable of the excellent series to which it belongs."— Nature.
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THE EELIGIONS OF INDIA.
^ By A BARTH.
Translated from the French with the authority and assistance of the Author,
The author has, at the request of the publishers, considerably enlarged the work for the translator, and has added the literature of the subjeot to date ; the translation may, therefore, be looked upon as an equivalent of a new and improved edition of the original.
"Is not only a valuable manual of the religions of India, which marks a distinet step in the treatment of the subjeet, but also a useful work of reference."—Academy.
"This volume is a reproduction, with correetions and additions, of an article contributed by the learned author two years ago to the ' Encyclopedic des Sciences Keligieusos.' It attraeted much notice when it first appeared, and is generally admitted to present the best summary extant of the vast subjeet with which it deals."— Tablet.
"This is not only on tho whole the best but the only manual of the religions of India, apart frum Buddhism, which we have in English. Tho present work . . . shows not only great knowledgo of the faets and power of clear exposition, but also great insight into the inner history and the deeper meaning of the great religion, for it is in reality only one, which it proposes to describe."—Modem Review
"The merit of the work has been emphatically recognised by the most authoritative Orientalists, both in this country and on the continent of Europe, But probably there are few Indianists (if we may use the word) who would not derive a good deal of information from it, and especially from the extensive bibliography provided in the notes."—Dublin Review,
"Such a sketch M. Barth has drawn with a master-hand."— Critic (New Tori:).
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The SANKHYA KARIKA Op IS'WARA KRISHNA
An Exposition of the System of Kapila, with an Appendix on the
By JOHN DAVIES, M.A (Cantab.), M.R.AS.
The system of Kapila contains nearly all that India has produced in the department of pure philosophy.
"The non Orientalist . . . finds in Mr. Davies a patient and learned guide who leads him into the intricacies of the philosophy of India, and supplies him with a clue, that lie may noi be lost in them. In the preface- he states that the system of Kapila is the 'earliest attempt on record to givo an answer, from reason alone, to the mysterious questions which ariso in every thoughtful mind about the origin of the world, tho nature and relations of man and his future destiny,' and in his learned and able notes lie exhibits 'the conneetion of the Sankhya system with tho philosophy of Spinoza,' and * the conneetion of the system of Kapila with that of Schopenhauer and Von Hartmann.' "—Foreian- Church Chronicle
"Mr. Davies's volume on Hindu Philosophy is an undoubted gain to all students of the development of thought. The system of Kapila, which is here given in a translation from the Sankhya Karika, is the only contribution of India to pure philosophy. , . . Presents many points of deep interest to the student of comparative philosophy, and without Mr. Davies's lucid interpretation it would bo difficult to appreciate these points in any adequate manner."—Saturday Review,
"We welcomo Mr. Davies's book as a valuable addition to our philosophical library/'—Holes and Queries