The Bombay Quarterly Review, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Smith, Taylor, & Co., 1855
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Page 134 - And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
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