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. 1897 Excerpt: ... who shall thoroughly cleanse the city, and purge it from all death and uncleanness of whatsoever sort be in it. Let them cause moreover ...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. 1897 Excerpt: ... who shall thoroughly cleanse the city, and purge it from all death and uncleanness of whatsoever sort be in it. Let them cause moreover that the beds of them that have died, and their clothing and whatsoever they have handled be gathered into heaps, and let the heaps be burnt with fire, and the ashes that remain shall they cast into the river. Let them give also to every one of the inhabitants that suffereth hunger a portion of food of the best that is in the royal houses; let this be done during thrice seven days, so shall the plague be stayed.' "And when he had spoken these words the old man departed and was seen no more of any one, save indeed of a woman who declared that she had seen him go away in a boat. 'He went that way, ' she said, pointing down the river, 'and his long beard blew out far behind and spread and widened into a white mist which received him out of my sight.' "Antiochus did straightway all that the strange old man had commanded; and it happened that when the city was thoroughly purged from death and uncleanness, and when the hungry were fed day by day with the best that was in the royal houses, that the plague was stayed, and Antiochus was glad at heart. "' Fetch me cunning sculptors, ' he commanded, 'and let them go up into the mountain which overhangs the city and hew out from the crags thereof a likeness of this aged one, who by his counsels hath saved us from death; for I believe by my soul, and by the soul of my father, that it was no mortal that visited us in our affliction, but Charon himself, who conveys the souls of the dead in his boat across the chill river which divides the land of the living from the land of the departed, and because he grew weary of the multitudes which passed from hence he hath given us the...Read Less
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ISBN. Hardback. No dustjacket, bound in tan cloth with silver gilt lettering on front cover and spine, embossed yellow, brown and olive illustration of Paul in robes and scroll on front cover. Good Condition, with minor rubs and bumps to edges and corners of covers, some browning and dustsoiling to edges of covers and interior pages, fading to spine. Tight, sound, unmarked copy except for bookplate on inside front cover. No statement of later printing on copyright page. Slight musty odor.
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