... with an awe equally dreadful ; and in the behemoth and the leviathan saw
nothing but mystical representations of the devil, . . . but these wild imaginations
are surpassed by that of Bolducius, who in the behemoth actually beholds Christ.
Speaking of hares, Russell states that neither the Turks nor other natives are fond
of the flesh ; but the Arabs eat it ; — that the Armenian Christians, from a religious
scruple, abstain from it. Aversion to hare's flesh is not confined to the Orientals: ...
The list is confined,' as Hamilton Smith observes, ' nearly to the same genera and
species as are at the present day □rejected in all Christian countries.' * Of Fish,
such as were devoid of fins and scales were pronounced unfit for food. ' These ...
... of the coloured populations of African descent, — the British Government
champions and protects these races, and educates them by kindness, by self-
government, and by privileges, to the high responsibilities of Christian civilization.
No doubt this is done with a good intent, and in the supposed interests of
Christian belief; but the effect on the mind of the reader is, not to raise the modern
manifestations to the rank of the Scripture miracles, but rather to sink the latter to
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