The City of Sin, and Its Capture by Immanuel's Army

The City of Sin, and Its Capture by Immanuel's Army : An Allegory (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The City of Sin, and Its Capture by Immanuel's Army: An Allegory The writer can imagine the reader looking at the title-page and exclaiming, Who would dare to write an allegory after John Bunyan's triumphant 'success? Who would dare to lift up his rushlight with such a sun flaming in the heavens? And the writer would ask, Who would dare to write an epic after reading Homer's Iliad? Who would dare to open his mouth after listening to'the thunders of De mosthenes? Who would dare to take a chisel into his hand after gazing at the Jupiter Olympus of Phidias? Who would dare to paint after beholding the grapes of Zeuxis Influenced by such fears, Virgil, Dante, and Milton would never have rolled their swelling tide of harmony through the world guided by such reasons, Cicero, Chatham, and Webster would never have shaken the forum and senate;/ Praxiteles, West, and Powers would never have enriched the world with their immortal productions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 476g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024318381X
  • 9780243183814