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Quotation by Hla Stavhana
I'm telling the truth.
I'm standing at death's door
and even today
my sight falls
on that thicket
on the Tpt's pure banks,
just as before.
Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.), South Indian king, Prkrit poet. translated from The Gthsaptaat of Stavhana Hla by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 239, Nirnaya Sgara Press (1889).
Note: The Tapt is one of many rivers mentioned in Prkrit poetry. Their thicketed banks serve as trysting places for men and women who are having illicit affairs.
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