The School of Man: Translated from the French. To which is Prefixed, a Key to the Satyrical Characters Interspersed in this Work

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Lockyer Davis, 1753 - 304 pages
 

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Page 55 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Page xv - The good man is perished out of the earth : and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
Page 154 - And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place ; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
Page 260 - There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, oh how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
Page 41 - WITH THEMSELVES, BUT not aright, Our life is short and tedious, and in the death of a man there is no remedy: neither was there any man known to have returned from the grave. For we are born at all adventure: and we shall be hereafter as though we had never been: for the breath in our nostrils is as smoke, and a little spark in the moving of our heart...
Page 102 - And a little after he says : " If I have disregarded the desire of the poor, and have caused the eyes of the widow to wait in vain, if I have eaten my morsel selfishly, and the fatherless hath not partaken thereof with me, for from my youth pity grew up with me, and from my mother's womb it came forth with.
Page 101 - If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbour's door; 10 Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down upon her.
Page 41 - For our time is a very shadow that passeth away, and after our end there is no returning; for it is fast sealed, so that no man cometh again.
Page xvi - For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
Page 60 - the foundations of the earth ? Declare, if thou haft

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