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" ... by them to a great extent. 447. The ravages of the Locust are often adverted to in the Bible, and the descriptions there given correspond with those of modern travelers. They are spoken of as a " great army," and it is said that " the land before... "
Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia, and Palestine, in 1824, 1825, 1826, and 1827 - Page 31
by Richard Robert Madden - 1829
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Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa: Scandinavia

Edward Daniel Clarke - Europe - 1824
...great Northern army," the "day of darkness and of gloominess," spoken uf by JOEL; before whom "the land is as the Garden of Eden; and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is aŤ the appearance of horses; and as...
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Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia, and Palestine, in 1824, 1825 ..., Volume 2

Richard Robert Madden - Egypt - 1833
...into the fact, for I believe there is some truth in it. Of locusts, I have not seen a single one in Upper Egypt. A French traveller, who passed this place,...a large dish of them for a couple of piastres. But B6 12 gUAILS. whether these are the quails of the Israelites or not, I cannot determine. Like all other...
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 6

Robert Aspland - 1850
...finely described. " A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth. Before them the land is as the garden of Eden, and behind them a desolate wilderness." Equally fine is the call to arms, among men with whom iron was scarce : " Beat your ploughshares into...
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The Bards of the Bible

George Gilfillan - Bible - 1851 - 378 pages
...nor shall be any more forever. A fire devoureth before them, and behind a flame consumeth ; the land before them is as the Garden of Eden, and behind them a desolate wilderness ; yea, and nothing shall escape them." So black and broad, as if cast from the shadow of a fallen angel's...
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Historic Notes on the Books of the Old and New Testaments

Samuel Sharpe - Bible - 1858 - 300 pages
...finely described : " A fire devonreth before them, and behind them a flame burneth. Before them the land is as the garden of Eden, and behind them a desolate wilderness." Equally fine is the call to arms, among men with whom iron was scarce : " Beat your ploughshares into...
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The Poets and Poetry of the Bible

George Gilfillan - Bible - 1859 - 325 pages
...nor shall be any more for ever. A fire devoureth before them, and behind a flame consumeth ; the land before them is as the Garden of Eden, and behind them a desolate wilderness ; yea, and nothing shall escape them." So black and broad, as if cast from the shadow of a fallen angel's...
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Natural History for the use of School and families

Worthington Hooker - 1860
...with those of modern travelers. They are ,spoken of as a " great army," and it is said that " the land before them is as the Garden of Eden, and behind them a desolate wilderness"—a result often witnessed at the present day. The manner in which this insect army makes...
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The Local Preachers' Magazine and Christian Family Record: For ..., Volume 18

Church work with the poor - 1863
...which darken heaven, and make the hearts of men to tremble. They devour every green thing in the land. Before them is as the garden of Eden, and behind them a desolate •wilderness. What now will give sustenance to the people? The hopes of the husbandman have perished. Must all the...
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Natural History for the Use of Schools and Families

Worthington Hooker - Zoology - 1864 - 382 pages
...with those of modern travelers. They are spoken of as a " great army," and it is said that " the land before them is as the Garden of Eden, and behind them a desolate wilderness" — a result often witnessed at the present day. The manner in which this insect army makes its invasion...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 119

1866
...of the two Scotchmen travelling to London on a witch's broomstick, with the inscription, ' The land before them is as the Garden of Eden, and behind them a desolate wilderness,' is one of the best of the witticisms provoked by the miso-Caledonian movement of that day. We cannot...
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