Diabolism; Being An Enquiry Into The Origin Of The Current Theory Of The Devil And Evil Spirits And…

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byEdward Turney

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... slaves of the Pope, emptied their glasses in honour of the image of the holy Virgin, and besought her (that is her demon, or departed spirit) to defend against Mahomet the city which she had formerly saved from Chosrou and the Chugan. In the double intoxication of zeal and wine, they valiantly exclaimed "What occasion have we for succour, or union, or Latins? Far from us be the worship of the Azymites!" But the Turks pushed their attack with great vigour. Addressing his troops, " The city and the buildings," said Mahomet, "are mine; but I resign to your valour the captives and the spoil, the treasures of gold and beauty; be rich and be happy." The camp re-echoed with the Moslem shouts of "God is God, there is but one God, (thus cried they in the ears of the worshippers of daimonia, myriads of departed spirits) and Mahomet is the apostle of God." Still the Papists trusted to their daimonia. The celestial image of the Virgin had been exposed in solemn procession; but their divine patroness was deaf to their entreaties. Their confidence was founded upon the prophecy of an enthusiast or impostor: that one day the Turks should enter Constantinople in the square before St. Sophia, but that this would be the term of their calamities; that an angel would descend from heaven with a sword in his hand, and would deliver the empire, with that celestial weapon, to a poor man seated at the foot of the column. "Take this sword," would he say, "and avenge the people of the Lord." It is needless to inform the reader that no such deliverance was forthcoming, and that the resolute Turks captured the city amid dreadful slaughter. So intense was the passion of the Papists for demoniah that Gibbon says, "The throne of the Almighty was darkened by a cloud of saints and angels...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... slaves of the Pope, emptied their glasses in honour of the image of the holy Virgin, and besought her (that is her demon, or...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217705545

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