The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart (Google eBook)

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J.M. Dent, 1901 - 306 pages
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Review: John Comenius: The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart

User Review  - Jim Pokorny - Goodreads

Wonderful allegory in which Comenius's pilgrim seeks to examine every profession before choosing one that will lead to happiness. Inspired by Ecclesiastes the pilgrim learns that true happiness is not ... Read full review

Review: John Comenius: The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart

User Review  - David Piper, Jr - Goodreads

This is an amazing and exciting read. It brings about the imagery that one would think when looking at Heironymous Bosch or Bruegal. It is an over-the-top allegory on the moral conditions of the world ... Read full review

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Page 268 - 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.
Page 321 - I saw that they were well sheltered : for I saw that their whole community was encompassed by a wall of fire. When I came nearer I saw that this wall moved, for it was nothing else but a procession of thousands and thousands of angels who walked around them ; no foe, therefore, could approach them. Each one of them also had an angel who had been given to him by God and ordained to be his guardian, that he might guard him and preserve him, and protect him against all dangers and snares, pits, ambushes,...
Page 18 - Some say the Pilgrim's Progress is not mine, Insinuating as if I would shine In name and fame by the worth of another, Like some made rich by robbing of their brother ; Or that so fond I am of being Sire, I'll father bastards ; or, if need require, .'. * I'll tell a lye in print, to get applause. I scorn it ; John such dirt-heap never was, Since God converted him. Let this suffice To show why I my Pilgrim patronise.
Page 131 - Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20 And again. The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
Page 46 - ... his persecuted and exiled people and his endeavours to assuage the bitter dissensions between the factions of the Reformed Church, his most influential gift to the religious life of his nation was The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart, the supplementary title of which reads ' a book that clearly shows that this world and all matters concerning it are nothing but confusion and giddiness, pain and toil, deceit and falsehood, misery and anxiety, and lastly, disgust of all...
Page 56 - Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Page 346 - God, my heart is ready, my heart is ready : I will sing and give praise with the best member that I have. 2 Awake, thou lute, and harp : I myself will awake right early.
Page 201 - Then the cries increase in every direction; one could hear the tramping of horses, the clashing of armour, the clattering of swords, the growl of the artillery, the whistle of shots and bullets round our ears, the sound of trumpets, the crash of drums, the cries of those who urged on the soldiers, the shouting of the victors, the shrieking of the wounded and dying. An awful leaden hail-storm could be seen; dreadful fiery thunder and lightning could be heard ; now this, now that man's arm, head, leg...
Page 201 - ... trumpet resounds, noisy cries arise. Then, behold, all rise up, seize daggers, cutlasses, bayonets, or whatever they have, and strike unmercifully at one another till blood spirts out. They hack and hew at one another worse than the most savage animals. Then in every direction the cries increased ; one could hear the tramping of horses, the clashing of armour, the clattering of swords, the growl of the artillery, the whistle of shots and bullets round our ears, the sound of trumpets, the crash...
Page 48 - This edition is not known to Ames or Herbert, nor has a second copy of it come to my knowledge, though there is one nearly the same, printed for Toye and Coplande. There is no date...

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