SOUTH-WESTERN DIALECT OP MIDNAPOEE. 117 chakri korbbin. Jau-san kaya tin khum uchcha payya habe. Amanna-ke service he-will-do. Everybody says his very high rank (post) will-be. TFs*to t§n ma balea je, ' mor ja thaite thaite mui kabbhu parakke bibhui his mother says that, *my life lasting I at-any4ime son*to foreign-country chharbd-ni Mor ki nai? katta-re atta saggal? kallag^a atta will-leave-not. My what not ? 'whom-for so-much all ? whom-for so-much abar kochchhi? mor janturoani (a corruption of gentleman) chakri kam property I*have*done$ my respectable-(sori)-for service necessity nai ? appa, kara dhyaya-dhapya bara; mor busTai not? 0-father(s°to)> some-body*of running-(and)-bustling twelve; my sitting thayfa tera. Ki habe chakre-bakrL Ghare bnsya du-bati remaining thirteen. What ucill*be service. Mouse sitting twice-twenty-bighas chash kolle lagya bhot/ cultivation i/*done (would)-provide much.9 FREE TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING. Sanrendra Babu, the younger son of Nar-narayap. Babu of Narayangarh is a very nice boy. He is as open-hearted and equal-tempered, as he is charming. He is about fourteen or fifteen years of age, and all this time he has been so sweet, that servants, slaves, neighbours, everyone, when they hear his gentle language, are full of his praises. He is never heard to utter a single angry or trivial word. Our Nitai is his friend, and is so very intimate with him, that they eat and sleep and sit together, and every day they go together to Bahurupa village school to recite their lessons. There is a report that he will go up in the month of Chaitra of this year to Midna- pore, and will there pass an examination before the Sahib, and will get into Government service. Everyone says that he will ultimately obtain a very high post. But his mother says to us, * As long as I live, I shall not let my son go away to a distant country. What is there that I have not plenty of ? Tor whom is all this property of mine, if not for him ? For whom have I collected so much wealth ? My " gentleman " has no necessity for taking service. My darling, " others may earn twelve by running and bustling, but we will earn thirteen by sitting quietly at home."l What is the use of taking service ? With forty bighas of land we shall have plenty to eat while we stay at home/ 1 This is & well-known proverb.