MS. Sansk. c. 37, fol. 1
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Kalidasa, The Recognition of Sakuntala
Prologue, translated into English by Jones:
‘WATER was the first work of the Creator; and Fire receives the oblation of clarified butter as the law ordains; the Sacrifice is performed with solemnity; the two Lights of heaven distinguish time; the Public Ether, the vehicle of sound pervades the Universe; the Earth is the natural parent of all increase; and by Air animals become animated; may ISA bless and nourish you, the Power propitiously visible in these eight apparent forms!
The Benediction, called Nándi, being ended, the Manager says: ‘It were improper to be very prolix’ – Then, looking towards the Népat’hya, or Green room, he calls out: – ‘Madam, when the business of the dressing room is completed you will come hither. …