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Encyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, System Of Universal Knowledge


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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... Ovid. Fast. Lib. IV. L. 681. As soon as the Philistines discovered the author of this mischief, they burned his father-in-law and wife in the house, which only provoked him to fresh and eager resentment. Great numbers of them were slain by his hand, when he retreated to the rock Etam, in the tribe of Judah, and took up his residence on its summit; but the Philistines being determined to avenge themselves, collected a considerable force, and demanded of the people that they should deliver up Samson. Willing to comply, probably from an apprehension of the consequences of a refusal, they sent three thousand men, first to expostulate, and then to seize upon him. He readily yielded himself up, on condition that they should not personally interfere in the present quarrel; accordingly he was bound with two new cords, and taken to the Philistine encampment. They began to exult; when a divine impulse invigorated his nerves, and snapping the cords asunder, he snatched up the jaw-bone of an ass, and levelled a A.m. 2803. thousand men with the dust. His exhausted spirits were recruited after B.c. 1141. the action by a miraculous supply of water in answer to his prayer. A.m. 2884. After a repulse so dispiriting to the enemy, the Israelitish hero B.c. 1120. did not scruple to venture into Gaza, one of their cities, and lodge in a house of public entertainment. A guard was immediately placed round the house and at the city gates to prevent his escape; but he Carries rose at midnight and carried off the gates, posts, bars, and chains, Slates of8 to the top of a hill, near or in sight of Hebron: the distance between Gaza. the two places was no less than twenty miles. The guards, who did not interrupt him, were probably paralyzed with astonishment at this...
Title:Encyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, System Of Universal KnowledgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217945414

ISBN - 13:9780217945417