The Civilization of Babylonia and Assyria: Its Remains, Language, History, Religion, Commerce, Law, Art, and Literature

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J.B. Lippincott, 1915 - Assyria - 515 pages
 

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Page 461 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 446 - All that I had I loaded on her. All that I had of silver I loaded on her. All that I had of gold I loaded on her. All that I had of living beings of all kinds I loaded on her. I brought to the ship all my family and household ; Cattle of the field, beasts of the field, all the workmen I brought on board.
Page 452 - Gate-keeper, ho, open thy gate! Open thy gate that I may enter! If thou openest not the gate to let me enter, I will break the door, I will wrench the lock, I will smash the door-posts, I will force the doors. I will bring up the dead to eat the living. (And) the dead will outnumber the living.
Page 433 - He sent forth the winds which he had created, the seven of them; To disturb the inward parts of Tiamat, they followed after him.
Page 455 - After the lady Ishtar had gone down into the land of no return, The bull did not mount the cow, the ass approached not the she-ass, To the maid in the street, no man drew near, The man slept in his apartment, The maid slept by herself.
Page 460 - The life that thou seekest thou wilt not find. When the gods created mankind, They determined death for mankind; Life they kept in their hands. Thou...
Page 430 - Sharp of tooth and merciless of fang. With poison instead of blood she filled their bodies. She clothed with terror the terrible dragons, Decking them with brilliancy, giving them a lofty stature, So that whoever beheld them would be overcome with terror. With their bodies reared up, none could withstand their attack.
Page 447 - Those in heaven do not know one another. The gods are terrified at the cyclone, they flee and mount to the heaven of Anu ; the gods crouch like dogs in an enclosure. Ishtar, cries aloud like one in birth throes, , the mistress of the gods howls aloud : 'That day be turned to clay...
Page 448 - The dove went hither and thither ; ont finding a resting place, it came back. I sent forth a raven, letting it free. The raven went and saw the decrease of the waters. It ate, croaked (?) but did not turn back. Then I let all out to the four regions and brought an offering I brought a sacrifice on the mountain top. Seven and seven adagur jars I arranged. Beneath them 1 strewed reeds, cedar wood and myrtle.
Page 448 - Not finding a resting-place, it came back. I sent forth a raven, letting it free. The raven went and saw the decrease of the waters. It ate, croaked, but did not turn back. Then I let all out to the four regions and brought an offering. I brought a sacrifice on the mountain top. Seven and seven adagur jars I arranged. Beneath them I strewed reeds, cedar-wood and myrtle. The gods smelled the odor, The gods smelled the sweet odor. The gods, like flies, gathered around the sacrificer.

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