Omniana (volume 2); Or Horae Otiosiores

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byRobert Southey

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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. 1812. Excerpt: ... one stone,) was in girth as much as a man could clasp: its height was twenty palms,.. about fourteen feet. More than three thousand cart loads of stone were employed in this work: they were chiefly brought from the ruins of the Monastery of St. Euphemia, which was near at hand. The first cedars which were planted in Portugalf are said to have been in the little garden belonging to St. Joseph's Hermitage in this Desart Cardoso says that Grisley the Botanist found upon this Serra almost every plant which Laguna has described in his Commentary upon Dioscorides: he speaks of it also as abounding with flowers. 244. Ophites. The Ophites must have been just Fr. Lcam de St. Thomas cays that a croso of Cumkuca was set in it on the top, as a protection against lightning. I do not understand the word. t Benedictina Lusitana, T. 2, P. 283. such jugglers as always have existed, and sliil exist in the same countries; they are classed among heretics, because when Christianity became prevalent in Egypt, they made their snakes Christian divinities, as they had before been demigods, and now are sheiks. St. Augustine's account of them makes this quite clear. "They have a snake (he says) whom they feed and worship, who, at the incantation of the priest, comes out of his cavern, and gets upon the altar, which is placed close thereto, and licks their oblations, and turning himself round them, returns into his hole. They then break the oblations for the Eucharist, as having been sanctified by the serpent Christ." St. Epiphanius adds, that each of them kissed the snake, who had either been tamed by charms, or by some operation of the devil. The Jacob-Briantists believe that the ievil invented snake worship, by way of commemorating his victory over Eve. They will believe any thi...

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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. 1812. Excerpt: ... one stone,) was in girth as much as a man could clasp: its height was twenty palms,.. about fourteen feet. More than three tho...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217264077

ISBN - 13:9780217264075

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