The Bards of the Bible

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Harper, 1851 - Bible - 378 pages
 

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OCLC: 3252229
Related Subjects: Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. | Bible -- Biography. | Bible as literature.
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Page 263 - away." For a moment, he follows its brief history: " The sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways
Page 260 - Clouds," says the yet sterner Jude, "they are without water, carried about of winds ; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame ; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
Page 364 - enter again into the prepared and consecrated temple of earth and heaven. Let us listen to his voice, which he sends before him along his dread and glorious way, saying, " Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall in no wise. enter into the
Page 263 - In fine, although we pronounce James rather an orator than a poet, yet there do occur some touches of genuine poetic beauty, of which, in pursuing his swift rhetorical way, he is himself hardly conscious. " Let the rich," he says, " rejoice in that he is made low, because as the flower of the grass, he
Page 113 - of nature and of man comes across his eye. " Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created, and thou renewest the face of the earth." But a greater truth still succeeds, and forms the climax of the
Page 243 - polished," as well as powerful. His words to king Agrippa —" I would to God, that not only thou, but also, all that hear me this day, were both almost and altogether such as I am, except these
Page 137 - of the Then ! How rapid are this prophet's transitions! how sudden his bursts ! how startling his questions! how the page appears to live and move as you read! " Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows ?" " Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah ?"
Page 33 - knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil; therefore, now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my. life from me,." . These expressions, amid many similar, suggest the memory of those sublimest of uninspired words— " Ye heavens, If ye do love old men, if your sweet
Page 140 - And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come and worship before me, saith the Lord.
Page 355 - of his darling coin. Equally striking is Elisha's, interview with him, on his return from his fraudful following of the Syrian. Gehazi shrinks under his eye, 'as he says—" Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee ?" Forth, thou base one, from my presence! But,

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