A few rough sketches in rhyme [ed. by J.H. Barclay]

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byEdward Barclay

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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: ... SOME THOUGHTS ON THE PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA. A FRAGMENT. "Thou art the Lord the God,.. and didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Rod Sea; and shewedst signs and wonders upon 1'haroah, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his lmiil; for Thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst Thou get Thee a name, as it is this day."--Nehemiah ix. 7, 9, 10. The last survivor of the Fathers, whose carcases fell in the wilderness, is sitting in his tent on the banks of the Jordan at the decline of day. The forty years' wandering will expire with the coming night; and for his sons' sake, who are prepared, with their people, to cross the river, he bears testimony once more to the similar miraculous event which he witnessed himself, the passage of the Red Sea, and thereon he dies. the last sun of forty years has set, And one of Israel's ancient men lives yet; Slowly he speaks, and gather'd round his bed, His sons are listening with uncover'd head; Last of the rebel Fathers who believed The spies' report, and were to death deceived. As the black curtains fall in Kedar's tent, So fell the Eastern night as daylight went, And in a moment blindly clothed each face. A voice has ceased that spake in that dim place, And sighs amidst the gloom, and with that breath Of woman's tenderness, still true to death. An earthen lamp, that stands upon the ground, Gleams into life, and kindling sheds around A fresh sweet scent, touch'd by a maiden's hand, Who once at dawn, in far Arabian land, Had gather'd manna on the desert sand. The murmur of the host is heard around, Deep as a summer sea--flowing, profound; Women speak softly, men pass in and out, For death is there, while all is life without. Dark...

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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: ... SOME THOUGHTS ON THE PASSAGE OF THE RED SEA. A FRAGMENT. "Thou art the Lord the God,.. and didst see the affli...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217769594

ISBN - 13:9780217769594

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