Abridged History of the Bible, in Verse

Abridged History of the Bible, in Verse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...and descending.--There he heard The Voice of God, saying--" I am the Lord, And will my Blessing unto thee afford, As on thy Forefathers I have bestow'd, So thou pursue the Paths in which they trod." Strait from his Vision Jacob wak'd amaz'd, And of the Stones, that form'd his Pillow, rais'd An Altar rude, to God--then pour'd on Oil, And pray'd to Heaven to bless the hallow'd Soil: Thus having knelt, his Maker to adore, He Bethel nam'd the Place--'twas Luz before. "Here be God's House, ' said he, " here will I pray; And here, a Tenth of all my Havings pay." The Shepherd, eastward now pursu'd his Way, Approaching Haran in the Glow of Day; Here saw he cultur'd Fields, and Flocks, and Kine, The Herdsmen lying on the Banks, supine. "Whence are ye, Friends?" heask'd, " From Haran, we.' "Know ye then Laban i--Nahor's Son is he." "We do--his Daughter Rachel cooieth here, JTis almost Time, she and her Flock appear: --Yonder she is." Jacob like Light'ning flew, Met the fair Damsel, fragrant as the Dew; Kiss'd her, and said, he was Rebecca's Son: While from that Hour, their Friendship was begun. Laban came forth, his Sister's Son to greet, Thus, in kind Fellowship, the Kindred meet. "Com'st thou," said Laban, "Kinsman, long to stay V "All Things agreeing," he replied, " I may." "If then, thou art dispos'd to serve with me, Tell me, young Man, what thy Reward shall be." "For Rachel, I will serve thee Seven Years." "Thy Wish," said Laban, " with my Thought coheres; And thou shalt have her, if so long thy stay." Pass'd in her Sight they seem'd but as a Day. The Term accomplish'd, Jacob claims his Prize, Leah is given to his sad...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647432
  • 9781236647436