Living Age Volume 112

Living Age Volume 112

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...heroic acts; one while To rescue lsrael from the Roman yoke; Then to subdue and quell, o'er all the e-rth, Brute violence and proud tyraunic po v'r, Till truth were freed, and equity restored." He is a worthy leader of mankind in the great warfare against sin and death, greater in his virtue than Adam could possibly have been, because the virtue of Christ is generous and aspiring, not mere obedience for obedience' sake. Such an antagonist no power of evil could withstan. Satan is not only foiled, but crushingly defeated. The purpose and the promise of God are fulfilled. As the poem closes we hear the anthems of angelic choirs sung for the victory of the righteous cause. " Samson Agonistes" remains to be briefly studied. 'Once again there is the antagonism of good and evil. God, the people of God, and their afflicted chicftain are set over against Dagon, his impious crew of worshippers, the enchantress Dalila, and the champion of the Philistines, the giant Harapha. It is apparently an unequal warfare. Samson is blind " Ask for this great deliverer now, and find him Eyeless in Gaza at the mill with slaves "--and his nation is likewise in bondage. God's order seems to be reversed. It is the hour of Dagon's triumph. Vorst of all it was by the moral weakness of their leader that the people of Israel had fallen. But Adam had sinned and was an exile from Paradise, and yet God's order stood. Christ was in the wilderness in his humiliation, cold and hungry, drenched with rain, cnvironed by the powers of hell. The Lady sat enthralled by the spells of her deadly enemy, alone in the midst of a rout of unclean creatures, and yet deliverance had been wrought. And now the chosen nation, God's...show more

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  • Paperback | 646 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,134g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957067
  • 9781236957061