The History of Magic, Volume 1
The term 'magic' is very widely defined in this monumental study (it included the visions of Joan of Arc, for example) but the result is a fascinating compendium of abiding interest to followers of the unusual and bizarre.
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Page 310 - And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying ; Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
Page 288 - I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Page 179 - And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and Satyrs shall dance there.
Page 110 - And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou earnest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Page 310 - And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Page 110 - And he took him aside from the multitude and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue, and looking up to heaven he sighed, and saith unto him, "Ephphatha,
Page 317 - Solomon's porch ; and of the rest durst no man join himself to them. But the people magnified them ; and believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women ; insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
Page 292 - And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.
Page 17 - And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.