Bodmer, Johann Jakob Noah (Volume 1)

ISBN 13: 9780217185158

Noah (Volume 1)

9780217185158: Noah (Volume 1)
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1770. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to which God had exalted Sipha, and Mehitabel's gratulations, on her meeting him at his arrival, at the land of real lise. Meanwhile Kerenhapuch lay in the soft bands of sleep, in her native mansion, pure and beauteous, as one of immortal lineage.To her came her two sisters, whp sinding her wrapt in sweet repose, sorbore to awake her, with the mournsul tale. But soon she opens her eyes; and knows the meaning of their sighs, and languid seatures, ere they speak. Tho' besore insorm'd she would soon seel this heavy loss, her tenderheart was no less oppress'd, than if the mournsul news had, without warning, come abrupt. Now all pay their last duties to his inanimate clay, and odours rise from the altar to the skies. They spend the d.iy in lamenting over him, and with admiration recount, with intermingled sighs, his splendid virtues. All that remains of him on earth, faid Shem, we ought caresully to preserve. Our most honourable patrimony is the glory of his divine lise, and his virtues, with which we should enrich ourselves. Oh let us record his wisdom on the tables of our hearts! let us incline our ears to hts dictates; sor though silent, he still speaks to us--still while in the realms of endless bliss he speaks; and with animating voice exhorts us to sollow him to the bright world, where we shall again embrace, and share his joys! Besore the declining sun had callM up the still evening, Shem dug a grave, in which his sisters having sprinkled myrrh and cinnamon, they plac'd in it the corpse, dress'd in the cloaths he wore, and over it strew'd the rose, the violet, and jessamine, with other flowers of sweetest fiagrance. Rest,sorsaken body, cry'd Deborah, soft be thy repose, in the recluse bosom of this cool earth, through the night of ages, 'till the creative voic...

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