This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...have seen Him share in mortal labours, mortal woes, and mortal needs, --ye have proved Him made of perishable fleshy stuff that ye ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...have seen Him share in mortal labours, mortal woes, and mortal needs, --ye have proved Him made of perishable fleshy stuff that ye can torture and destroy?--0 poor dim-sighted fools! Lo, ye have done the bravest and most wondrous deed that ever wag inscribed in history, --ye have crucified a Divine Appearance--ye have gloated over the seeming death of the Deathless 1 A God was with us, --wearing apparent mortal vesture, but those who saw the suffering Man and Man alone, did only think they saw! I looked beyond, --I, Pilate, --I beheld"--Here he broke off with a smothered exclamation, hia eyes fixing themselves alarmedly upon the outer garden bathed in the full glory of the moon. " Justitia! Justitia!" he cried. She sprang to him, --and he caught her convulsively in his arms, drawing her head down against his bosom and straining her to his heart with passionate violence. " Hush!--hush!" he murmured, --" Let us not weep, --the thing is done, --remorse will not avail. Accursed Jews!--they forced my hand, --they, with their devilish priest, did slay the Man, not I. ' Ecce Homo!' I cried to them, --I sought to make them see even as I saw, --the glory, the terror, and the wonder, --the radiance of that seeming-human Form, so fine and marvellous, that methought it would have vanished into ether! Even as the lightning did He shine! His flesh was but a garment, transparent as a mist through which one sees the sun! Nevertheless, let us not weep despairingly, --tears are but foolish--for He is not dead--He could not die, although He hath been crucified. He hath the secret clue of death;--'tis a mystery unfathomable, --for what the gods may mean by this we know not, --and what the world hath done-we know not, --howbeit let the world look to it for we are not to blame!" He...Read Less
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