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Man lives not by bread only, but each word proceeding
from the mouth of God; who fed our fathers here with manna.
-Matt. 4. 14; Deut. 8. 3.
And forty days Elijah, without food.
-1 Kings 19. 8.
He proposed to draw the proud king Ahab into fraud.
-1 Kings 22. 19.
To be a liar in four hundred mouths.
-1 Kings 22. 6.
Vouchșafed his voice to Balaam reprobate.
-Num. 22. 28.
The great Thisbite, who on fiery wheels rode up to heaven.
-2 Kings 2. 11.
But went about his Father's business.
Luke 2. 49.
My heart bath been a storehouse long of things and sayings laid up.
-Luke 2. 19, 51.
Command a table in this wilderness.
--Psa. 78. 19.
Zeal of thy father's house.
-Psa. 69. 9; Job n 2. 17.
As he who, seeking asscs, found a kingdom.
-1 Sam. 9. 20, 21, .
When thou stoodst up his templer.
-1 Chron. 21. 1.
King of kings, God over all supreme.
-1 Tim. 6. 15; Rom. 9. 5.
Many books, wise men have said, are wearisome.
Eccl. 12. 12.
Our Hebrew songs and harps, in Babylon.
-l'xa. 137. 1.
There, on the highest pinnacle, lie set the Son of God.
-Luke 4. 9.
His snares are brokė.
Psa. 124. 7.
In all her gates Abaddon rues thy bold attempt.
-Matt. 16. 18.
Yelling they sball fly, and beg to hide them in a herd of swine.
-Matt. 8. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; Rev. 20. 1, 2, 3.
Samson Agonistre Having made study of Milton's use of the Bible in his longer poems the student should now read Sam. son Agonistes. He should verify the quotations and allusions as he meets them, and finally write down in essay form the parts of the poem which are not based upon the narrative in Judges.
See “Topics for Extended Study," Chapter XXIV, with reference to Comus and Il l'enseroso,
THE BIBLE IN POETRY-CONTINUED
Lay of the Last Minstrel
Ilymn for the Dead
-Zeph. 1. 15, 16.
Read the "Hymn to the Virgin," in The Lady of the Lake.
The Destruction of Sennacherib
I The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars, on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilce.
Like the leaves of the forest when summer is green,
For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
IV And there lay the steed with his nostril all wide, But through it there rolled not the breath of his pride. And the form of his gasping lay white on the turf, And cold as the spray of the rock beating suri.
And there lay the rider distorted and pale,
VI And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wail, And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal; Anil the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword, Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord !
A Spirit Passcd Before Mc
“Is man more just than God? Is man more pure
ROBERT BURNS As might be expected, Burns used the Bible some. wbat playfully at times, although he can hardly be charged with irreverence. In "The Cotter's Saturday
. Night" bis references are most impressive.
That's sinking in despair;
That's prest wi' grief ani care;