A VISIT TO JAVA.
" But earth has lost its fleeting charms for me And, happy spirit, I will follow thee."
" Though widadaris * should obey thy call, Reserve for me a place above them all,"
and finally stabs herself.
To her faithful maid Sagandika she saysa
" Tell them to think of Satiavati's fate, And oft the story of her love relate.,,
But Sagandika also kills herself.
u Then did their happy spirits wing their way To the fair regions of eternal day."
I conclude the episode by a quotation from the prose rendering given by Raffles, which keeps more exactly to the original, and gives a characteristically Eastern picture of heaven.
" The astonished spirit of Prince Salya quickly saida
" 4 Uneasy and impatient have I waited for thee among the clouds, with many widadaris, panditas, and diwas.'
" Having taken the princess in his arms, he * Angels." Having taken the princess in his arms, he * Angels.