Boys of the Bible; Descriptions and Dialogues

Boys of the Bible; Descriptions and Dialogues

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... anguish of my soul excite Some natural pity. I am but a youth, A feeble stripling. Spare, 0 spare me, Brethren. Let not my sun go down before 'tis noon: Pluck not this flower while yet 'tis in the bud. 0, am I not your brother? See me now In my distress, and think how once you lov'd me. And can you leave me in that pit to die? Surely you will not! for you know 'twould break My father's heart! Indeed 'twould break his heart, And bring him down with sorrow to the grave. Simeon. We cannot now go back, for should we do so He'll tell our father all we've said, and then The evil will increase. We must proceed. Joseph. Then let the fear of the Lord God Most High, The God of Abraham, Isaac and our Father, Deter you from this deed. Before the Holy One When you shall stand in judgment; how, O how will you appear, if now you stain Your hands in the life-blood of your own brother? Levi. Mere empty sounds! The lad you see will talk, And he will rule if we dont check his progress. But words are air, --I am for doing deeds. Simeon. And so am I. Come, strip this gaudy coat Joseph. O Reuben save me! First-born of Jacob save! Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun! O will you not have pity? Father! Father! O my poor Father Benjamin! My little Benjamin! shall I never see--(Sinks into the pit. J Joseph in the pit. O what an awful place! How deep and dark! Escape I cannot: and no friendly ear Can hear my feeble voice. My dear Father Will never wander here to seek his son. O if I thought he would, how would I call On him for help. Soon would he know my voice, And far more gladly than he ever rescued The poor lost wand ring sheep that left his fold, Would he restore me to his kind embrace, And lead me home rejoicing. But ah me! There is no hope of this. And Benjamin He more

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