My Head! My Head!: Being the History of Elisha and the Shunamite Woman; with the History of Moses as Elisha Related It, and Her Questions Put to Him

M. Secker, 1925 - 141 pages
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Page 122 - And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, in all the signs and the wonders, which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, and in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.
Page 14 - But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13.
Page 17 - Jesus was sitting in Moses' Chair, They brought the trembling Woman There. Moses commands she be stoned to death, What was the sound of Jesus' breath? He laid His hand on Moses...
Page 16 - That the first beginning of Religioun was only to keep men in awe. That it was an easy matter for Moyses being brought vp in all the 'artes of the Egiptians to abuse the Jewes being a rude & grosse people.
Page 101 - Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth.
Page 25 - Yesterday as I lay nigh dead with toil Underneath the hurtling crane oiled with our blood Thinking to end all and let the crane crush me He came by and bore me into the shade: O, what a furnace roaring in his blood Thawed my congealed sinews and tingled my own Raging through me like a strong cordial. He spoke! Since yesterday Am I not larger grown? I've seen men hugely shapen in soul, Of such unhuman...
Page 14 - But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
Page 25 - Come knead the hills and ocean into food, There is none for him. The streaming vigours of his. blood erupting From his halt tongue are like an anger thrust Out of a madman's piteous craving for A monstrous baulked perfection.
Page 17 - Heaven above Trembled at discovery of Love Jesus was sitting in Moses Chair They brought the trembling Woman There Moses commands she be stoned to death What was the sound of Jesus breath He laid His hand on Moses...
Page 95 - When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses 'There is a noise of war in the camp.

À propos de l'auteur (1925)

Robert Graves (also known as Robert Ranke Graves) was born in 1895 in London and served in World War I. Goodbye to All That: an Autobiography (1929), was published at age thirty three, and gave a gritty portrait of his experiences in the trenches. Graves edited out much of the stark reality of the book when he revised it in 1957. Although his most popular works, I, Claudius (1934) and its sequel, Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina (1935), were produced for television by the BBC in 1976 and seen in America on Masterpiece Theater, he was also famous as a poet, producing more than 50 volumes of poetry. Graves was awarded the 1934 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Also a distinguished academic, Graves was a professor of English in Cairo, Egypt, in 1926, a poetry professor at Oxford in the 1960s, and a visiting lecturer at universities in England and the U.S. He wrote translations of Greek and Latin works, literary criticism, and nonfiction works on many other topics, including mythology and poetry. He lived most of his life in Majorca, Spain, and died after a protracted illness in 1985.

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