The story of st. Stephen, and other poems

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London, 1883 - 8 pages
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Page 176 - Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen ; and they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.
Page 171 - And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.
Page 200 - From the sabbath before Palm-Sunday, to the last hour of the Tuesday after Easter, " the Christians were accustomed to stone and beat the Jews,"* and all Jews who desired to exempt themselves from the infliction of this cruelty, commuted for a payment in money.
Page 10 - Svo. price 6s. each. Cabinet Edition of Stories and Tales by Miss Sewell. Crown 8vo. cloth extra gilt edges, price 3s. 6d. each :Amy Herbert. Cleve Hall. The Earl's Daughter. Experience of Life. Gertrude. Ivors. A Glimpse of the World. Katharine Ashton. Laneton Parsonage. Margaret Percival. Ursula.
Page 184 - They kindle a fire, and dress a repast of eggs and milk in the consistence of a custard. They knead a cake of oatmeal, which is toasted at the embers against a stone. After the custard is eaten up, they divide the cake into so many portions, as similar as possible to one another in size and shape, as there are persons in the company. They daub one of these portions all over with charcoal until it be perfectly black. They put all the bits of the cake into a bonnet.
Page 199 - Binding his foal unto the vine, And his ass's colt unto the choice vine ; He washed his garments in wine, And his clothes in the blood of grapes : His eyes shall be red with wine, And his teeth white with milk.
Page 183 - Satan, than to carry us off from our own secret thoughts, to make us forget our own hearts, which tell us of a God of justice and holiness, and to fix our attention merely on the God who made the heavens ; who is our God indeed, but not God as manifested to us sinners, but as He shines forth to His Angels, and to His elect hereafter. When a man has so far deceived himself...
Page 198 - And then the accursed tree — with its living human burden hanging upon it in helpless agony, and suffering fresh tortures as every movement irritated the fresh rents in hands and feet — was slowly heaved up by strong arms, and the end of it fixed firmly in a hole dug deep in the ground for that purpose. The feet were but a little raised above the earth. The victim was in full reach of every hand that might choose to strike, in close proximity to every gesture of insult and hatred. He might hang...
Page 173 - And wrought within his shattered brain such quick poetic senses As hills have language for, and stars, harmonious influences. The pulse of dew upon the grass, kept his within its number And silent shadows from the trees refreshed him like a slumber. "Wild timid hares were drawn from woods to share his home caresses, Uplooking to his human eyes with sylvan tendernesses...
Page 9 - Historical and Critical Commentary on the Old Testament; with a New Translation.

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