[ilds] "for an account of that sort of life, Kipling."

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Sun Jun 27 10:27:30 PDT 2010

I will give you the gift of a text.

>         But one can see the astute attendant Brahmans from here,
>         skilled in directing the heavenly intuitions of both men and
>         beasts to their own profit. The praises of kings as rehearsed
>         on these documents are monuments of hyperbole[. . . .]  All is
>         done, however, with such an air of conviction and pious
>         purpose that we must use Dr. Johnson's kindly discrimination
>         and say they are not inexcusable, but consecrated liars.

                                Lockwood Kipling, /Beast and man in
                                India: a popular sketch of Indian
                                animals in their relations with the
                                people/ (1904)

Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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