The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

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Author: Alfred Biese
Language: English
Wordcount: 117,090 / 350 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 548
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9428
Genres: History, , Nature
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rough their intense sympathy with Nature. They shew the Hindoo attitude toward Nature in general, as well as his boundless fancy. I select one example from 'The Gathering of the Seasons' in Kalidasa's _Ritusanhare_: a description of the Rains.

'Pouring rain in torrents at the request of the thirst-stricken Chatakas, and emitting slow mutterings pleasing to the ears, clouds, bent down by the weight of their watery contents, are slowly moving on....

'The rivers being filled up with the muddy water of the rivers, their force is increased. Therefore, felling down the trees on both the banks, they, like unchaste women, are going quickly towards the ocean....

'The heat of the forest has been removed by the sprinkling of new water, and the Ketaka flowers have blossomed. On the branches of trees being shaken by the wind, it appears that the entire forest is dancing in delight. On the blossoming of Ketaka flowers it appears that the forest is smiling. Thinking, "he is our refuge when we are bent down by the w

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