the several hula of superior beings, such as Ralnollama, Ralnäväbhäsa, etc., down to 1. 40 ; then follows a series of formulas, down to 11. 70, 81, 126, respectively.
Second portion, beginning on I. 132 and ending on 1. 228 in middle of a sentence, unfinished, and leaving blank space
of III" ruled with guide lines in faint red ink ; contains a portion (53 verses and a half) of the same religious poem which is preserved in Pôthi", Ch. 00277, and which may be the Khotanese version of the Skr..§dapaI7CBsalika-slolra of I1'Iätrceta. It may be noted that the usual semicircular sign, as in ba}'sa, is in this roll made angular, lbaysa. No. 19, Hoernle Reg. 27' 6" x io".
Ch. 00269. Roll, practically complete, but damaged at upper end, about 6"; stiff dun-coloured paper. Covered, on
obv., with Chin. ; on rev. about 8' 4" covered with 1zo 11.
(counting from below the damage) of Cursive Gupta writing in Khotanese, divided into several paragraphs, marked off by
two dots (..). The longest comprises 11. 24-108, but four 11. (66-9) are crossed through. The last paragraph, from I. I I r, treating of hand/ rispicra or seven Räjaputra', is written with a different pen and lighter ink than the rest.
In the long paragraphs several rispiri are spoken of e.g. 1. 25, I. 40, etc. No. 20, Hoernle Reg. 30' 9" x Ion".
Ch. 00270. Roll, fr. only, on dun-coloured paper. Inscr. on obv. with Chin. ; on rev. with 14 Il. Cursive Gupta in Khotanese; much faded, hardly legible, and not intelligible. No. 21, Hoernle Reg. I' 4" x r o".
Ch. 00271. Roll, fr. only; of tough, thick, dun-coloured paper, defective at top and bottom. Writing in Cursive Gupta, frequently faded and mostly very bad.
Begins with mere scrawls. Then in good black writing table of numeral radicals, from I to ioo,000. Then a date,
only partially legible, lye Cvdlaji masli 2¢nye hadai—below
it 2jnye hadai; i.e. year?, Cvätaji month, 24th day, and 25th day'. Then, in a pupil's hand, incomplete series of
numeral radicals, omitting r, z, 3, 9. Finally, Io 11. writing, partly illegible ; cf. Ch. c. ooz. No. 22, Hoernle Reg. 3' I I" X I O".
Ch. 00272. Roll, complete ; on thin yellowish paper, mended at upper end and mounted on wooden spindle.
Covered on obv. with Chin. ; on rev., Khotanese script in
Cursive Gupta. In part, alphabetic and syllabic tables; in part, some Buddhist text. In some places disfigured by most disorderly writing, as of a child or illiterate person.
Il. 1-5, detached remarks in faded ink ; 11. 6-IO, table of alphabetical and numeral radicals, with dissociated g-h, j-h, d-h, b-h, and omitting cerebrals as well as dental s ; 11. I I,
17, 34, and 35, unintelligible scrawls; 11. 12-16, repetition of above table; 11. 18-33, syllabary in three divisions ; 11.36-62, long statement, beginning and ending with a date ; 1. 37, nrârija mäslai dasanye hadai, 'in the Märija month, tenth day'; 1. 6o, caulasamyi ksauna pvaisa salya kaja mâslai hacta-beslanyi hadai; i.e. ' in the fourteenth period, pvaisa year, kaja month, twenty-eighth day ; 11. 63-7, remarks in faded ink ; 11. 68-78, ordinary table of alphabetical and numerical radicals and syllabary, the latter incomplete ; 11. 79-86, another statement, but without any date, followed
by some lines of itniwelligible scrawls. No. 23, Hoernle Reg. ro' 2" X Io".
Ch. 00273. Roll, complete ; thick tough yellowish paper. Covered on obv. with Chin. writing; on rev. with
Cursive Gupta, 19 11., covering only i' 10", the remainder being blank. Begins with table of alphabetical and numeral radicals in 5 11. followed by syllabary in 14 II.
The alphabetical scheme is the special one which dissociates the sonant aspirates, g-ha, j-ha, as in roll Ch. 0046 and 00272. The syllabary is incomplete, only extending to the da, da series. Also siddham is repeated with each Varga, or class. No. 24, Hoernle Reg. 25' 3" x ION.
Ch. 00274. Pôthi, apparently complete, on thick tough paper; clean and well preserved ; 411. on page, marginal and guiding
lines also in black; and small circle, â"diam., and 31" off L.edge.
Fol. Nos. in L. margin, obv. Total of fols. 39, all preserved. The whole in Khotanese and Upright Gupta ; but on last fol. 39, 2 11. of obv., and all 4 11. rev. are in Cursive Gupta.
Contents, some Buddhist text, not yet identified. No. 25, Hoernle Reg. 144," x 24,". Pl. CL.
Ch. 00275 and xlvi. 0012. a. Pbthi, complete, in Khotanese and Upright Gupta; on coarse, thick, tough
paper ; 4 Il. black ink writing on p. ; marginal and guiding
lines in faint red ink ; small circle, i" diam., 4," off L. edge, in black ink. Soiled and damaged by water. Fols. 33, viz.
Nos. I-10, 15, 20-38, 40, 42, 44, in Ch. 00275 ; and 8 fols., viz. 15-19, 39, 41, 43, in Ch. xlvi. 0012. a. Fol. Nos. on L. margin, obv.
Obv. of first fol. covered with disorderly scrawls in Cursive Gupta chars., among which occurs the title Vajracchedikä
Prajiia.päramilä; in L. lower corner, ink impression of
oblong seal. In centre of rev. of first fol. large fig. of sitting I3uddha in outline, within two concentric circles; and L.
upper corner, an ornamental, coloured, small circle or wheel.
on rev. of 3rd fol., facing 2nd 1. of writing, the same circle or wheel, indicating end of Introduction and beginning of
sacred text. On obv. of 42nd fol., in centre, two large con-
centric circles with blank interior space, intended for fig. of Buddha, but left vacant. On rev. of last (44th) fol., in centre,
a similar large circle, enclosing fully drawn fig. of sitting Buddha; also in L. lower corner, small ornamental circle (as on Ist fol.) enclosing small fig. of sitting Buddha.
Contents : Text of Vajracchedikd, with introduction and conclusion in verse; ed. by Prof. Sten Konow in Vol. i of MS. Remains of Buddhisl Lileralure.
No. 26, Hoernle Reg. Ion" x 2". Pl. CXLIX.
Ch. 00276. P6thi ; in Upright Gupta, containing mere series of salutations to Bodhisattvas. Incomplete, on coarse thick paper ; somewhat soiled by water ; 2 II. of large, black ink writing on page. No guiding lines, nor interior small circle. On L. side, broad margin, c. it-" wide, orn. with pair of finely drawn figs. of Buddha, sitting on srmhdsana, on loth obv. and rev. of fols. 3, 4, 9, but left blank on fols. I r, I a, '4. On fol. 18, L. margin is the ordinary one of 1" with fol. No. On fol. I2 rev., and fol. 14 obv., there are floral designs between the two II: Total No. of surviving fols., 7 ; viz. Nos. 3, 4, 9, I I, 1 2, 14, 18 ; missing : Nos. I-2, 5-8, 10, 13,