Zillah: A Tale of the Holy City, Volume 2

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Henry Colburn, 1828 - Jerusalem - 960 pages
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Page 239 - Thus saith the Lord, A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping ; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
Page 330 - And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
Page 241 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging : and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Page 73 - Moses, on this day, that none of the murmuring Israelites should enter the land of promise (Num. xiv, 29, 31).
Page 210 - Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
Page 73 - Chaldeans ; — on the eighteenth, a fast, because, in the time of Ahaz, the evening lamp went out ; on the twenty-first, a feast upon storing up the wood in the Temple.
Page 71 - London, to which (hey have sometimes been compared. The visit of St. Paul lies between two famous epochs in the history of the city, namely, its restoration by Augustus and its restoration by Nero (C.
Page 27 - ... stooping to fulfil the stipulation, when the wretched fugitive, rendered desperate by the manifest impossibility of his escape, knowing by sad experience that the most solemn oaths of his villanous master were Utterly unworthy of credit, and resolved to inflict a richly merited punishment upon his oppressor, while he got rid of his own miserable existence at the same time, had no sooner decoyed him under the tree than he threw himself headlong down upon him from his fearful eyry in the sky, and...
Page 116 - Drusus, the Colonel of the Campanian Cavalry. — Good morning, Colonel, you have got a new horse, I see. What a spirited creature !" While chatting with her handsome and splendidly accoutred friend, Maia seemed entirely to forget that they were likely to be too late ; but...
Page 115 - Do you know, some of our men wear them. Is it not ridiculous ? Driver ! driver ! turn down the next street, for I see a procession coming towards us of those horrid priests of Cybele, and I have no wish to have our horses frightened, and our necks broken." At these words Zillah looked out, and beheld a troop of wild-looking beings, dancing in armour, making a confused noise with Phrygian pipes, drums, and cymbals, howling as if they were mad, and cutting themselves as they went along.

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