The civilization of Babylonia and Assyria: its remains, language, history, religion, commerce, law, art, and literature

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

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Page 459 - Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Page 442 - Reed-hut, reed-hut, wall, wall, Reed hut hear ! Wall, give ear ! O man of Shuruppak, son of Ubara-Turu, Break up the house, build a ship, Abandon your property, seek life ! Throw aside your possession and preserve life ! Bring into the ship seed of all living things...
Page 444 - 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 450 - 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 458 - human" Gilgamesh — who alternates in the story with Gilgamesh the sun-god — the maiden replies as follows: "Why, O Gish, dost thou wander about? The life that thou seekest, thou wilt not find. When the gods created men, Death they ordained for men, Life they kept in their hands.
Page 453 - 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 429 - Hath made in addition weapons invincible; she hath spawned monster-serpents, Sharp of tooth, and merciless of fang. With poison, instead of blood, she hath filled their bodies. Fierce monster-vipers she hath clothed with terror, With splendor she hath decked them; she hath made them of lofty stature.
Page 445 - ... 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 446 - ... went hither and thither ; Not finding a resting-place, it came back. I sent forth a swallow, letting it free. The swallow went hither and thither. 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,...
Page 444 - When the rulers of darkness (?) at evening time shall cause a terrific rain-storm, Step into the ship and close the door. ' The fixed time approached, When the rulers of darkness(?) at evening time were to cause a terrific rain-storm. I recognized the symptoms of (such) a day A day, for the appearance of which I was in terror. I entered the ship and closed the door. To steer the ship, to Puzur-Kurgal, the boatman, I entrusted the palace1 together with its cargo.

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