Julian: Or Scenes in Judea, Volume 1

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C. S. Francis, 1841 - American fiction
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Page 15 - Judea had been governed by Herod, and after him by the Ethnarch, would see, in what had occasioned surprise to me, nothing but what agreed exactly with the now altered character of the population. I answered, that I was obliged to confess great ignorance of all that related to the Jews, as I was Roman born, and my reading and studies had lain in a quite different direction. At this flourish, which I had hoped should pass with him, he quickly rejoined, ' You may be Roman born, but, if so, your Hebrew...
Page 133 - I travelled, the dwellings of the inhabitants surrounded by their vineyards, for which they win a place where to a stranger's eye there seems little else than cliffs of rock. But wherever the ground opened, and the hills drew back a space, the cottages of the peasantry were thickly set together, buried beneath the foliage of the rich fruit-bearing trees of these climes, or encompassed by fields covered with the best products of the season, or by plantations of the olive and the fig. The tall and...
Page 295 - Lord's hand double for all her sins.' Isaiah proceeds, ' The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness. Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a high way for our God.
Page 273 - the earth shall move out of her place and be like a chased roe "—but after that, "thou shalt no more be termed forsaken, neither shalt thy land any more be termed desolate; but thou shalt be called Hepzibah, and thy land Beulah; for the Lord delighteth in thee and thy land shall be married.
Page 165 - ... thought, of which he seemed to desire no participator. So we then rode along in silence together on our way ; but soon wearying of this, I left my uncle to his reflections, and turned back to where Ziba was slowly toiling along with his heavy-laden camel, that I might hold discourse with him. As I reached him he was singing at the top .of his voice a song in praise of the wines of Judea ; but soon as I joined him he broke off, saying, " that by the song he was singing he was trying to lose the...
Page 6 - ... which seems native to these orientals, the knowledge of it was not betrayed by word or look. I perceive you both to smile at this, as also to utter a few words expressive of a gentle contempt for an unworthy scion of an ancient house. The contempt from you I can bear ; but the smile by which you can seem to enjoy what you are pleased to term my credulity, I must say and believe is wasted. For more than once have I been assured by some of my own tribe that, but for a something in my eye, they...

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