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Soothing songs for the elephant…from the Old Dynasty คำฉันท์กล่อมช้าง ครั้งกรุงเก่า (lines 20 – 40)

* Translator’s note: The passages featured in the chapter titled “Soothing songs for the elephant” would have been used in the post-capture procedures, or more officially in the ceremonies following the successful capture of wild elephants. The most likely date that these passages were ‘published’, if one can use such a label to describe public distribution, is 1660 (Christian calendar), which […]

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