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returns with her by the road which leads to heaven.
" There arrived, they find it extremely beautiful.
" Of silk were the houses, and brilliant were the precious stones.
"Amusing herself, the princess was delighted with the abundance of food which was there.
"Great being the bounty of the Almighty to mankind. And there was no difference susceptible in the ages of those that were there."
I have already mentioned that among the Kavi poems are contained various ethical works. Of these the " Paniti Sastra," or Manual of Wisdom, will serve as an example. Raffles, in his account of this work, says that it contains one hundred and twenty-three stanzas, and that it is said to be contemporary with the Bharata Yuddha. Vreede, in his "Catalogue," says in a note,* " Winter mentions the ' Niti Sastra Kawi/ and as its author Prabu Vidayaka, in the time of Aji Saka." As Saka was the commencement of all things in Java, to refer the work to
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