Origin of Language and Myths, Volume 1

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S. Low, son, and Marston, 1871 - Language and languages - 1030 pages

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Page xxvii - For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me : for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
Page 340 - And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Page xxii - It was remarked, that no physician in Europe, who had reached forty years of age, ever, to the end of his life, adopted Harvey's doctrine of the circulation of the blood, and that his practice in London diminished extremely, from the reproach drawn upon him by that great and signal discovery. So slow is the progress of truth in every science, even when not opposed by factious or superstitious prejudices!
Page 24 - OF THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN. IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Page 19 - We must not be surprised at finding, on a close examination, that the characters of all the Pagan deities, male and female, melt into each other, and at last into one or two ; for it seems...
Page 389 - Greece, and was promulgated over all the sea-coast of Europe, from whence it extended itself into the inland provinces. It was established in Gaul and Britain, and was the original religion of this island, which the Druids in after times adopted.
Page 155 - Though it is impossible to give a satisfactory etymology of either God or good, it ia clear that two words which thus run parallel in all these dialects without ever meeting, cannot be traced back to one central point.
Page 248 - ... the wild red poppy, likewise so called from its similarity with a cock's comb. Let us now examine the word raven. It might seem at first, as if this also was merely onomatopoetic. Some people imagine they perceive a kind of similarity between the word raven and the cry of that bird. This seems still more so if we compare the Anglo-Saxon hrafn, the German Rabe, Old HighGerman hraban.
Page 277 - And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.
Page 153 - Hebrew Lexicon ": " I find myself obliged to refer Tammuz, as well as the Greek and Roman Hercules, to that class of idols which were originally designed to represent Hie promised Saviour (Christ Jesus), the desire of all nations. His other name, Adonis, is almost the very Hebrew word ' Our Lord,' a well-known title of Christ."4 So it seems that the ingenious and most learned orthodox Dr.

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