1] "From the Îsâ Upanishad." (Dutt's note.)
"The following remarkable verses are to be uttered on the death-bed. They are the last three verses of the Upanishad from which they are translated." (Dutt's note.)
Rishi ... Pushan ... Yama: "All names of the sun." (Dutt's note.)
17] "Address to Fire, -- in reference to the rite of cremation, which is considered beneficial to the departed." (Dutt's note.)
24] Brahman: Hindu priest.
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Original text: Romesh Chunder Dutt, Lays of Ancient India: Selections from Indian Poetry Rendered into English Verse (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1894): 81-82. British Library 2318.h.9
First publication date: 1894
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2001
Recent editing: 2:2002/2/14
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