Origines: Phœnicia. Arabia. 1826

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Baldwin and Company, 1826 - History, Ancient
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Page 124 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Page 425 - Or of the eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell? before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Page 69 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king : after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. 16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten ; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
Page 89 - Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon ; and my servants shall be with thy servants : and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint : for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.
Page 197 - Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? but ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Page 118 - Tyrian dye ; my guide also was an entire stranger to the object of my inquiries. The manner in which this beautiful purple was first discovered is thus related by the mythologists. '' As the nymph Tyros, who was beloved by Hercules, was walking on the shore, her dog broke a small shell with his teeth, and his mouth immediately became dyed with so brilliant a colour, that the nymph declared to her lover, that unless he could procure for her a robe of the same tint, she would see him no more. Hercules...
Page 124 - ... feigned, that the river had received its crimson tint, not from the red earth washed down from the hills by the autumnal rains, but from the blood, which yearly flowed from the wound of the lamented Adonis. The season was felt by the children of Nature to be congenial with sorrow ; and they were pleased with a fiction, which fed and indulged, for the moment, the grief that they desired should be only transient. Thus the...
Page 153 - ... 32. The accordance which exists between the general tenor of these passages and the Scripture account, is rendered still more remarkable by the following text from the Vedas, which is selected for special use in devotional exercises : — " The supreme Being alone existed ; afterward, there was a universal darkness ; next, the watery ocean was produced, by the diffusion of virtue...
Page 97 - I cannot help thinking," says Mr. Drummond, " that the city, called Tsidon by the Hebrews, Tsaid or Tsaida by the Syrians, and Said or Saida by the Arabians, originally received its name from the language of the last. The Tsidonians were celebrated for their skill in metallurgy, and for the art with which they worked in gold, silver, and brass. Much iron and brass existed in Phoenicia ; and the possession of this country having been once intended for the tribe of Ashur, Moses said to that tribe,...
Page 21 - Edom, et super quatuor non convertam eum, eo quod persecutus sit in gladio fratrem suum, et violaverit misericordiam...

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