Letters from the Old World, Volume 2
Harper & Brothers, 1840
After a few years of studying the available literature on the cultures and continents she wanted to visit, Sarah Rogers Haight traveled through almost all of Europe and parts of Africa and Asia. She spent years in the cosmopolitan centers of foreign countries, mingling with the intelligentsia of each place. This two-volume description of her various journeys appeared anonymously in 1840.--Provided by The Library Company of Philadelphia.
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Page 129 - ... in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, and His statutes, and His judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply : and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them...
Page 110 - Thus saith the Lord of Hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
Page 91 - Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale : for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance : and he called the pillar after his own name : and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.
Page 296 - Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things, ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
Page 12 - THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
Page 21 - The Lord of hosts hath purposed it, To stain the pride of all glory, And to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
Page 113 - But their minds were blinded : for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament ; which veil is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.
Page 112 - Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes ; for thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left ; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Page 129 - See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil, in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, and His statutes, and His judgments...