The Bible in Browning; with particular reference to The ring and the book

9781232226130: The Bible in Browning; with particular reference to The ring and the book

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. 1903 Excerpt: ...and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.--Ecc. 11:9. And here's the silver cord which--what's our word? Depends from the gold bowl, which loosed (not "lost") Lets us from heaven to hell,--one chop we're loose! Such "losing" is scarce Mother Nature's mode. She fain would have cord ease itself away, Worn to a thread by threescore years and ten, Snap while we slumber: that seems bearable. That's Nature's way of loosing cord!--but Art, How of Art's process with the engine here, When bowl and cord alike are crushed across, Bored between, bruised through?--Bk. XI, 1.294. G. Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken,... Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.--Ecc. 12: 6, 7. Since of the making books there is no end.--Bk. X, 1. 9. Pope. Of making many books there is no end.--Ecc. 12: 12. THE SONG OF SOLOMON (Canticles) All this sweet savour was not ours but thine, Nard of the rock, a natural wealth we name Incense, and treasure up as food for saints, When flung to us--whose function was to give Not find the costly perfume.--Bk. X, 1. 1123. Pope. Spikenard is mentioned three times in Scripture. In Cant. 1: 12, "While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof." Again in Cant. 4: 13, "The plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire with spikenard." Cant. 4: 14, "Spikenard and saffron." In the Gospels (Mark 14:3 and John 12:3) the costliness of the ointment of spikenard is spoken of: "Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus." This spikenard is the &qu...

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