Bibliotheca Sacra; A Theological Quarterly Volume 27

Bibliotheca Sacra; A Theological Quarterly Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... fire," the French and Italian and Spanish say: " A scalded dog dreads cold water," and the Italian again, " Vhom a serpent has bitten a lizard B..l8I'IllS "; the Latin, " He that has been wrecked shudders even at still water." And (p. 158), " Ill-will never spoke well "; The Spaniards say: " He that is an enerny to the bride does not speak well of the wedding "; and the Italians, " A runaway monk never spoke in praise of his monastery." But no good idea of the book can be given by such small clippings, though even with these one can see the value which a student would place on such a key to national characteristics, laid upon his table. A copious index also adds to the value of the volume as a manual. The author has done good service in compiling, and the publisher in presenting in so handsome and convenient a form, a book which every student, as well as the general reader, will find a. valuable aid in understanding the " sayings " of different nations. Tm-1 Wurrrrzos or lllanasnc Svs.'rcrrr.uz: . Edited by Count De F alloux, of the French Academy. Translated by H. VV. Preston. 12mo. pp. 255. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1869. In these days of increasing intercourse between our country and Russia, any fragments of Russian literature possess a new value. The writings of this Russian lady, Madame Swetchine, have, however, a value independent of any nation or any sect, for she had one of those minds which belong to the universal world and the universal church. The present volume forms a beautiful sequel to the " Life and Letters of Madame Swetclrine," which have already been so favorably received by the American public. " Life and...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740149
  • 9781236740144