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266                                                               BENGALI.


(1)  A learned man is pleased if Musalmans listen to his sermons.   And a sad man
becomes glad when he finds happiness in the midst of the fire of fcis sorrow*

(2)  A beggar hecomes happy when he gets his alms; and a poor man when he
obtains wealth.   The money-lenders become happy if they can soon realize their interest.

(3)  Muhabbat' All says that, failing to hare the object of his desires, a son-in-law
is satisfied when he is entertained with new things in his father-in-law's house.

(4)  A fisherman becomes glad when he can catch enough of fish,   A carpenter
is delighted when he gets good wood to work.

(5)  A lorer is pleased when he meets with his dear beloved; and a woman rejoices
when she gets ornaments and finds a lean.

(6)  A bird loves to fly and sits on branches of trees.   A peacock is delighted
and dances with its tail-feathers erected, when clouds gather in the sky.

(7)  A "boatman is pleased to make a voyage, if he can make some profit.   A
rower is glad when he sets sail against stream.

(8)  The village attorney fraudulently earns money; and office* clerks become glad
when they receive bribes.

(9)  The Judge is pleased if his order be not- reversed; and the lawyers (who are
great liars) become glad when they receive their fees.

(10)  The dancers become cheerful when a reward is given; and the police are
full of joy when anybody is murdered.

(11)  The bees are satiated with honey, and gardeners are delighted with flowers.
Learned men feel deep joy in reading peelry and holy books, and the gods are pleased
with offerings.

(12)  Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva are won over by hearty devotion; and he who has
the power of the three gods can attain to heaven.