Essays on Various Subjects, Philological, Philosophical, Ethnological, and Archaeological, Connected with the Prehistorical Records of the Civilized Nations of Ancient Europe, Especially of that Race which First Occupied Great Britain

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John Russell Smith, 1858 - Ethnology - 382 pages
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Page 2 - God, into an image made like unto corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Page 215 - Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing. Let them not feed, nor drink water: but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God. Yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
Page 214 - So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
Page 217 - For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, And prepare thyself to the search of their fathers : For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow : Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, And utter words out of their heart?
Page xi - How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears !— how many pages of doubtful record might we not often spare, for a few stones left one upon another ! The .ambition of the old Babel builders was well directed for this world : there are but two strong conquerors of the forgetfulness of men, Poetry and Architecture...
Page 221 - The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it : because they repented at the preaching of Jonas ; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
Page 216 - Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not. The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the...
Page 215 - And cry mightily unto God ; Yea, let them turn Every one from his evil way, And from the violence That is in their hands. "Who can tell if God will turn and repent, And turn away from his fierce anger, That we perish not ? And God saw their works, That they turned from their evil way ; And God repented of the evil That he had said he would do unto them ; And he did it not.
Page 313 - So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.
Page 103 - Namque canebat, uti magnum per inane coacta semina terrarumque animaeque marisque fuissent, et liquidi simul ignis ; ut his exordia primis omnia et ipse tener mundi concreverit orbis...

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