Adonijah: A Tale of the Jewish Dispersion

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Simpkin, Marshall, 1856 - English fiction - 288 pages
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Page 71 - Day unto day uttereth speech: And night unto night showeth knowledge. There is no speech nor language: Where their voice is not heard.
Page 89 - Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath, And stars to set, but all — Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death...
Page 196 - And where shall Israel lave her bleeding feet? And when shall Zion's songs again seem sweet? And Judah's melody once more rejoice The hearts that...
Page 276 - In order, if possible, to remove the imputation, he determined to transfer the guilt to others. For this purpose he punished with exquisite torture a race of men detested for their evil practices by vulgar appellation commonly called Christians. The name was derived from Christ, who in the reign of Tiberius suffered under Pontius Pilate, the procurator of Judea.
Page 221 - Ah, no ! they have withered and died, Or fled with the spirit above,— Friends, brothers, and sisters, are laid side by side, Yet none have saluted and none have replied. Unto Sorrow ? The dead cannot grieve,— Not a sob, not a sigh meets mine ear, Which compassion itself could relieve; Ah, sweetly they slumber, nor hope, love, or fear,— Peace, Peace, is the watchword, the only one here.
Page 280 - ... and entire squadrons of enemies slain ; while some of them ran away, and some were carried into captivity, with walls of great altitude and magnitude overthrown, and ruined by machines, with the strongest fortifications taken, and the walls of most populous cities upon the tops of hills seized on, and an army pouring itself within the walls ; as also every place full of slaughter, and supplications of the enemies, when they were no longer able to lift up their hands in way of opposition.
Page i - Will be welcomed not only by all lovers of works of fiction, but by the great body of readers.'— Morning Post. ' Miss Sinclair deserves no slight praise for the manner in which she has performed her task. * * The recent disclosures made, with regard to Roman Catholic schools and semi-Romish nunneries in this country, make the convent scenes in " Beatrice" perfectly intelligible as well as perfectly credible.'— Church of England Quarterly.
Page 289 - Transcript. * A book of eminent merit.' — New York Independent. * A very popular and clever book.' — Toronto Presbyterian Magazine. We hope it will find a place in every family in the Union.'— Skowbegan Chronicle. ' A well written book, worthy of its author, and calculated to do much good.
Page 280 - ... from that which we made use of : for its middle shaft was fixed upon a basis, and the small branches were produced out of it to a great length, having the likeness of a trident in their position, and had every one a socket made of brass for a lamp at the tops of them. These lamps were in number seven, and represented the dignity of the number Seven among the Jews ; and the last of all the spoils, was carried the law of the Jews.
Page 276 - Nero proceeded with his usual artifice. He found a set of profligate and abandoned wretches, who were induced to confess themselves guilty, and, on the evidence of such men, a number of Christians were convicted, not indeed, upon clear evidence of their having set the city on fire, but rather on account of their sullen hatred of the whole human race.

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