Memoir Extracts of Speeches Diary of Journey to America.Etc; In Memoriam

Memoir Extracts of Speeches Diary of Journey to America.Etc; In Memoriam

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...them, by brick walls. "The Father of the gods His glory shrouds, Involved in tempests, and a night of clouds; And, from the middle darkness flashing out, By fits He deals His fiery bolts about. Earth feels the motions of her angry Clod: Her entrails tremble, and her mountains nod; And lying beasts in forests seek abode. Deep horror seizes every human breast; Their pride is humbled, and their fear confess'd; While He from high His rolling thunder throws, And fires the mountain with repeated blows; The rocks are from their old foundations rent; The winds redouble, and the rains augment; The waves on heaps are dash'd against the shore, And now the woods, and now the billows roar." Pope. The result of the attempt of defying the Almighty, is a dissolution of society, indicated by the rupture of that which is the great bond of human fellowship--communion of language. This event has always been connected with the establishment of that Babel, or Babylonian monarchy, which is spoken of throughout the Scriptures as one, under all its changes of dynasty, because it preserved the same identical features, because it was originally established, and continued to rest upon that principle against which the Jewish nation was the abiding witness; the disbelief of a Fatherly Government. The acknowledgment of power, and not of righteousness, as the idea of Godhead; the consequent worship of the powers of nature; the reverence for mere power in men;--these are the characteristics of that system of which the building of the tower of Babel was at once the commencement, and the permanent symbol. Under such a system of tyranny and superstition, language 1 in its proper sense does not exist, words are merely the utterances of animal necessities, no bonds...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897412
  • 9781236897411