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‘ [376] covered with one of those huge stone slabs which European visitors wonder at in the districts of the aborigines of India.’ In the Journal of the Asiatic Society, Bengal, vol. IX., p. 795, is a Ho dirge.

we have opened the door,
     Once, twice, thrice!
We have swept the floor,
     We have boiled the rice.
Come hither, come hither!
     Come from the far lands,
Come from the star lands,
     Come as before!
We lived long together,
     We loved one another;
Come back to our life.
     Come father, come mother,
Come sister and brother,
     Child, husband, and wife,
For you we are sighing.
     Come take your old places,
Come look in our faces,
     The dead on the dying,
Come home!

We have opened the door,
     Once, twice, thrice!
We have kindled the coals,
     And we boil the rice
For the feast of souls.
     Come hither, come hither!
Think not we fear you,
     Whose hearts are so near you.
Come tenderly thought on,
     Come all unforgotten,

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