An Essay on Assyriology Volume 1, No. 1

An Essay on Assyriology Volume 1, No. 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...from the hand of Miriam, she poured a few drops of it on his temples, and his partly opened lips. Intently she gazed on him to watch the effect; and uttered a loud scream when his eyelashes began to move, and his eyes were languidly turned towards her. Elisama, the surgeon, now made his appearance, and carefully removing the handkerchief from the deep sabre wound on the forehead, began to probe it. The pain roused him, causing a momentary flush to start into his pallid cheeks; and again his eyes were turned upon Rebecca. An emotion thrilled through her veins, that she had never before known. "The God of Abraham be praised!" said Elisama, as he withdrew the probe. "The wound is not mortal. He is much weakened by a profuse loss of blood; but with attention and care, all may yet go well." A delightful duty for Rebecca was contained in these words. She did not, indeed, possess the profound knowledge of cabalistical Rabbis, like the gentle daughter of Isaac of York; nor was Miriam, her nurse, experienced in those arts, like the skilful tutoress of that Rebecca, which would enable her to restore the object of her solicitude, without Elisama's assistance.--But there is a sympathy, a tender, healing attention, that opeiates more powerfully than the Balsam of Gilead and Jerusalem, or all the essences extracted from the herbs of Yemen and Palastine. One only charmer can teach this mystery--Love!--and Rebecca became an apt pupil. While fancying that she was merely discharging a debt of gratitude, and performing the duties of humanity, she was, in fact, yielding to far other impulses. The happy influence of her gentle care was soon evident, for, on the third day, Elisama pronounced his patient to be out of danger: though a more

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