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A Group of Indian Epigrams: The Metempsychosis (II)

  • Translation of Charles Rockwell Lanman, editor
  • [It is still a familiar sight in a German village to see the women go to the public fountain to fetch water, and stop for a while to gossip with their neighbors. To such a stop is the span of human life likened.]

  • SHORT time we bide together here below,

    Like maids that to the village fountain go:

    By fate unto one meeting-place we’re led;

    By Karma then forever sunderèd.