Royal Road to Happiness; Or, the Picture Preacher. a Book of Pictures, Fables, Allegories and Anecdotes

Royal Road to Happiness; Or, the Picture Preacher. a Book of Pictures, Fables, Allegories and Anecdotes

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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: ...his performances on the lyre or harp stands strongly marked in his history. David, as a hero, in the common use of the word, was distinguished for bravery. His offering, when a boy, to fight with Goliath the famous giant, champion of the Philistines, is full proof. Goliath defied the army of Israel, and challenged them to produce a man to fight with him, so that the contest could be decided. This he continued to do for forty days. Saul, though a man of great personal courage, together with the whole Israelitish army, were greatly dismayed at this challenge. David, having come into the camp with provisions for his brothers, hearing Goliath's challenge, felt impelled to meet him in combat. Having obtained the consent of Saul, he took five smooth stones and a sling and ran to meet the Philistine, saying " I come in the name of the Lord of hosts... who will deliver thee into my hand... I will smite thee, and take thy head from thee... for the battle is the Lord's." David then slang a stone which entered his forehead, and he fell to the earth; and then David took the Philistine's sword and cut off his head. By the above exploit David must have arrived at the height of renown, as far as military glory is concerned, and the king's daughter is given him in marriage. New scenes now await him; he is soon initiated into the miseries of a high or royal life. Saul, his fatherin-law, though head and shoulders above other men as to personal appearance, had a small, contracted soul, and was meanly jealous of the rising popularity of David, and endeavors to kill him. David is obliged to flee from one hiding place to another. He is befriended by Jonathan, Saul's son, with whom he is most closely and tenderly united in friendship. Saul still kept up his...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652517
  • 9781236652515