Ancient Light on Modern Life

Ancient Light on Modern Life

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...maid, Thou surest refuge in our day of trouble: To thy great guidance, to thy strong protection, I give my child! Chapter VIII. "CUSHIONS FOR CORDS." "They do not love that do not show their love."--Shakespeare. "I was in prison and ye came unto me."--Matthew. "Put now these old cast clouts, and old rotten rags, under thine arm holes under the cords."--Jeremiah. "Kind hearts are more than coronets."--Tennyson. Chapteb VIII. A KINGDOM FOR BAGS! EBUSALEM is under seige. The might of Chaldea blockades it. As the circle of death narrows, King Zedekiah goes frantic!" Call Jeremiah," he says, " and ask for hope--make haste." The iron prophet appears, and without rounding his periods, tells him he shall go to Babylon for his sins! "To prison with him!" cries the king. "Deeper down with him," cry the king's minions, "to the dungeon with the wretch, that dared to tell the truth--hanging is too good for him!" And Jeremiah is haled by the turnkeys to the dungeon's mouth, and, the stone being raised, let down with cords into darkness and mire.--Poor Jeremiah! All the palace laughed to think of his plight, stuck fast in the mire, The hounds of envy glutted their souls with the thought of his misery. Alas! poor, friendless, dying, prophet; pity is frozen, and mercy fled, and God--is--at hand! The hour came, and the man. Ebedmelech, an African slave, was the deliverer. He loved Jeremiah, and at the risk of his head, rushed away to the king, who sat in the gate of Benjamin, prostrated himself at his feet, and with piteous plaint, begged that the prophet might be taken up out of the dungeon. "Take with thee thirty men, and take him up, before he die, ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604911
  • 9781236604910