The Life of Joseph, the Son of Israel
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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...will thy murdering hand never be tired with shedding innocent blood? Was it not enough to possess yourself of my estate, by murdering me; but you must go and violate your neighbour's bed? And was it not enough that you robbed him of his honpur, and his wife of her virtue, but like a villain inured to bloodshed, you must drench your thirsty sword in his innocent blood? Do not you fear the awful God, who hates injustice and violence, and with whom no unrepenting murderer can dwell? Can you spare no time from your riot and wanton-ness, to think but a little of the tremendous audit to which you wMI soon be called? Can you bear an eternity of unspeakable torment, 6 16 G The Baker's former wicked Life. rather than forego your sensual gratifications I It is an awful choice, Labonah, yet that choice seems to be yours. Arise, guilty man, arise, and flee to some foreign country, where the vengeance of man will not be able to reach thee. But remember, the vengeance of God will follow thee even there, and bring thee to condign punishment, both in this life, and that which is to come, unless thou repentestof and forsakest thy vicious habits.' So saying, the vision departed. And as soon a9 somewhat recovered from my fright, I collected all my money and jewels, and instantly departed for Egypt; in which kingdom I went through many scenes, too tedious to mention, before 1 arose to the dignity of my late station. Too late, I now see, that honour and integrity shall preserve those who are guided thereby; and that however pleasant sensual indulgences for the present may be, the end of them is bitter as wormwood." Early on the third morning a chariot rolled up to the gates of the prison, in which was a reverend old man, whose silver hairs hung Joseph falls in...
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