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1847. Excerpt: ... the lions' den; all the presidents and princes
assemble and tell the king to live forever. if their word could
have been of any avail, it would have made an important tale; and
that they have consulted to establish a royal statute, that
whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man but the king shall
be cast into the den of lions, and the king signed the writing and
decree: the writer here makes kings as well as priests the lions of
the day. and daniel afteiward being caught praying, the king
commanded, and the others took daniel and cast him into the den of
lions. thus this tale addeth to the numerous ones that have
preceded it of the same meaning, and end and aim evidently to
impress on the minds of mankind that kings and priests, with their
officers, were endowed with great power and wealth, in order,
beyond a doubt, that the same extravagant extortions might be
exacted from the people as is represented to have been taken from
their ancestors; and it is natural to suppose a writer of such
extended imagination as the author of the bible must have possessed
would have been bountifully provided for by almost any monarch in
power at the time. the next part of the story is altogether in
favor of those who live by preaching about an invisible spirit,
which no material being can know of its existence; that is, that
such a spirit preserved the praying daniel from the voracious
lions, by the angel of god being sent into the den and shutting the
lions' mouths. no man would be willing to trust to such imaginary
help and take the risk. CHAPTER VII. The unimportant tale is here
told that daniel spake; surely it could not be sacred or holy that
a man should speak: and he said, he saw in his vision four great
beasts come up from the sea. this surely could not be a...
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