Elements of Mythology, Or, Classical Fables of the Greeks and Romans: To which are Added Some Notices of Syrian, Hindu, and Scandinavian Superstitions, Together with Those of the American Nations : the Whole Comparing Polytheism with True Religion : for the Use of Schools

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Moss, Brother & Company, 1860 - 279 Seiten

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Seite 65 - Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods which are made with hands; so that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought, but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.
Seite 97 - With many a weary step, and many a groan, Up the high hill he heaves a huge round stone; The huge round stone, resulting with a bound, Thunders impetuous down, and smokes along the ground.
Seite 42 - When he prepared the heavens, I was there; when he set a compass upon the face of the depth; when he established the clouds above; when he strengthened the fountains of the deep; when he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment ; when he appointed the foundations of the earth : then I was by him, as one brought up with him; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of...
Seite 40 - And it came to pass at noon that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : for he is a god ; either he is talking or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Seite 29 - Sheer o'er the crystal battlements : from morn To noon he fell, from noon to dewy eve, A summer's day ; and with the setting sun Dropt from the zenith like a falling star...
Seite 211 - And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Seite 42 - When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth : When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep : When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth : Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him...
Seite 13 - He spoke, and awful bends his sable brows; Shakes his ambrosial curls, and gives the nod ; The stamp of fate, and sanction of the god : High Heaven with trembling the dread signal took. And all Olympus to the centre shook.
Seite 42 - When there were no depths I was brought forth ; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled ; before the hills was I brought forth...
Seite 29 - In ancient Greece ; and in Ausonian land Men called him Mulciber ; and how he fell From heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove Sheer o'er the crystal battlements...

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