Britain's Historical Drama: A Second Series of National Tragedies, Intended to Illustrate the Manners, Customs, and Religious Institutions of Different Eras in Britain

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H. Stocking, 1839 - 460 páginas
 

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Página 431 - Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land : and they shall be your possession. And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour.
Página 253 - I find also that in the month of May, the citizens of London of all estates, lightly in every parish, or sometimes two or three parishes joining together, had their several mayings and did fetch in maypoles, with divers warlike shows, with good archers...
Página 252 - Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan , figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Página 254 - Against May, Whitsunday, or some other time of the year, every parish, town, and village assemble themselves together, both men, women, and children, old and young, even all indifferently ; and either going all together, or dividing themselves into companies, they go some to the woods and groves, some to the hills and mountains, some to one place, some to another, where they spend all the night in pleasant pastimes, and in the morning they return, bringing with them birch boughs, and branches of...
Página 252 - Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? but ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Página 431 - Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shall have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you ; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land ; and they shall be your possession.
Página 445 - From the whole concurrent testimony of ancient history," says he, " we must believe that the Eleusinian mysteries were used for good purposes, for there is not an instance on record, that the honour of an initiation was ever obtained by a very bad man. The hierophants — the higher priests of the order — were always exemplary in their morals, and became sanctified in the eyes of the people. The high-priesthood of this order in Greece was continued in one family, the Eumolpidae, for ages.
Página 256 - In the form of a vibrating shield, before the rising tumult, borne aloft on the shoulder of the leader — in the form of a lion, before the chief with the mighty wings — in the form of a terrible spear, with a glittering blade — in the form of a bright sword, spreading fame in the conflict, and overwhelming the levelled ranks — in the form of a dragon, before the sovereign of Britain, and in the form of a daring wolf, has Owen appeared.

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