The Fall of Jerusalem and the Roman Conquest of Judaea

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D. Lothrop and Company, 1870 - 144 páginas

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Página 39 - Olympian games or Pythian fields ; 530 Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal With rapid wheels, or fronted brigades form. As when to warn proud cities, war appears Waged in the troubled sky, and armies rush To battle in the clouds, before each van Prick forth the airy knights, and couch their spears Till thickest legions close ; with feats of arms From either end of Heaven the welkin burns.
Página 82 - A voice from the east! a voice from the west ! a voice from the four winds! a voice against Jerusalem and against the Temple ! a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides ! a voice against the whole people...
Página 30 - The ancient men sat all in the streets, communing together of good things, and the young men put on glorious and warlike apparel. He provided victuals for the cities, and...
Página 130 - Plaguing the guilty city's murtherous crew ; But thou didst haste to meet Thy mother's coming feet, And bear the words of peace unto the faithful few. Then calmly, slowly didst thou rise Into thy native skies, Thy human form dissolved on high In its own radiancy.
Página 79 - I shall, therefore, speak my mind here at once briefly, that neither did any other city ever suffer such miseries, nor did any age ever breed a generation more fruitful in wickedness than this was, from the beginning of the world.
Página 125 - And barren salt be sown on yon proud city. As on our olive-crowned hill we stand, Where Kedron at our feet its scanty waters Distils from stone to stone with gentle motion, As through a valley sacred to sweet peace, How boldly doth it front us ! how majestically ! Like a luxurious vineyard, the hill-side Is hung with marble fabrics, line o'er line, Terrace o'er terrace, nearer still and nearer To the blue heavens.
Página 37 - And he answered with a loud voice, ' Why ask ye me about Jesus the Son of Man ? He sits in heaven on the right hand of great power, and will come on the clouds of heaven.
Página 70 - ... wheresoever their misery seized them. As for burying them, those that were sick themselves were not able to do it ; and those that were hearty and well were deterred from doing it by the great multitude of those dead bodies, and by the uncertainty there was how soon they should die themselves ; for many died as they were burying others, and many went to their coffins before that fatal hour was come!
Página 126 - Are melted into air, behold the temple In undisturbed and lone serenity, Finding itself a solemn sanctuary In the profound of heaven ! It stands before us A mount of snow, fretted with golden pinnacles ! The very sun, as though he worshipped there, Lingers upon the gilded cedar roofs, And down the long and branching porticoes, On every flowery-sculptured capital, Glitters the homage of his parting beams. By Hercules ! the sight might almost win The offended majesty of Rome to mercy.
Página 129 - Was thy tempestuous road ; Nor indignation burnt before thee on thy way. But thee, a soft and naked child, Thy mother undefiled, In the rude manger laid to rest From off her virgin breast.

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