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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.

BOOK II

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.

BOOK III

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.

BOOK IV

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,

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CHAPTER XV

THE BIBLE IN POETRY-CONTINUED

Walter Scorr

Lay of the Last Minstrel

Ilymn for the Dead
That day of wrath, that dreadful day,
When heaven and earth shall pass a way,
What power shall be the sinner's stay!
How shall he meet that dreadful day,
When, shriveling like a parched scroll,
The flaming heavens together roll;
When louder yet, and yet more dread,
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead!
O! on that day, that wrathful day,
When man to judgment wakes from clay,
Be thou the trenubling sinner's stay,
Though heaven and earth shall pass away.

-Zeph. 1. 15, 16.
Marmion XIII
On hills of Armenie hath been,
Where Noah's ark may yet be seen;
By that Red Sea, too, hath he trod,
Which parted at the prophet's rod;
In Sinai's wilderness he saw
The Mount, where Israel heard the law,
'Mid thunder-dint, and flashing levin,
And shadows, mists, and darkness given.

Read the "Hymn to the Virgin," in The Lady of the Lake.

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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.

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Like the leaves of the forest when summer is green,
That host with their banners at sunset were sceni:
Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath blown,
That host on the morrow. lay withcred and strown.

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For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed;
And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever gren'

still!

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.

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And there lay the rider distorted and pale,
With the dew on is brow, and the rust on his ail.
And the tents were all silent, the banners alone,
The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.

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

From "Job"

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A spirit passed before me: I beheld
The face of immortality unveiled
Deep sleep came down on every eye save mine
And there it stood, all formless--but divine:
Along my bones the creeping Nesh did quake;
And as my damp hair stiffened, thus it apake:

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“Is man more just than God? Is man more pure
Than He who deems even Seraphs insecure?
Creatures of clay---vain dwellers in the dust!
The moth survives you, and are ve more just?
Things of a day! you wither ere the night,
Heedless and blind to Wisdom's wasted light!"

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.

Scotch Drink
Give him strong drink, until he wink,

That's sinking in despair;
An' liquor guid to fire his bluid,

That's prest wi' grief ani care;

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