Sephora; A Hebrew Tale, Descriptive Of The Country Of Palestine, And Of The Manners And Customs Of…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byN. W. Oliver

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... mined in my own mind, that I would entirely give myself up to their abominable delusions, and utterly forswear the God of my fathers. I now resolved to attend this meeting, not for this infamous purpose, but to renounce all such assemblies of iniquity for ever. Alas! I did not then know how frail I was; I did not then know how inefficient a resolution formed in my own strength, was to accomplish its purpose, nor how dangerous it is to run into temptation with the hope of vanquishing it. "As the hour approached, I sometimes found my heart veering between good and evil. I often felt a restless desire to know the whole mystery of magic, which would sometimes appear to me as a most bewitching sin; so that I scarcely knew how to lay it aside, and to have done prying into futurity. And yet, I think I may say, that the full purpose of my heart, when I went to the feast yesterday, was to abjure all idols for ever. But I was not then so far humbled as to intend ever to confess to you that I had had any thing to do with them. I think I could as soon have died as declared my iniquity. Now, on the contrary, it seems a relief to my mind to acknowledge my vileness, and abase myself before you. "You were scarcely gone yesterday with your friends to drive their flocks to the plain, before I set off to Baal's feast. I had far to go; some of the priests came to meet me, and particularly one who had most influence over me, advanced almost to the boundary of our land mark. He had been here the night before, and I was alarmed at finding his magic lamp on your table. He had promised to bring it to me after he had performed his own incantations; and I supposed had inadvertently left it there. "I thought myself fortunate in going into your room, while you were asleep, and in bri...

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... mined in my own mind, that I would entirely give myself up to their abominable delusions, and utterly forswear the God of my f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217047718

ISBN - 13:9780217047715

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