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Calvary; Or, the Death of Christ. a Poem in Eight Books (Paperback) Loot Price: R250
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Calvary; Or, the Death of Christ. a Poem in Eight Books (Paperback): Richard Cumberland

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Calvary; Or, the Death of Christ. a Poem in Eight Books (Paperback)

Richard Cumberland

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: ARGUMENT. OP THB SECOND BOOK. Mammon, alighting on the Holy Mount, assumes the form and dimeter of a Levite, and under that appearance goes in search of Judas Iscariot. He meets that disciple most opportunely for his purpose in a solitary place, and, entering into conversation with him, pretends a commission from the priests and elders for engaging him in their service, with a promise of a reward, and urges many insidious arguments for detaching him from his Master: They separate with a promise on the part of Judas to report his final answer to the priests that evening. Christ a now brought to view sitting in the midst of his disciples at his Last Supper: He addresses them in those solemn and affecting terms recorded in the Gospel of Saint John, washes their feet, foretels his death, And points out to them his betrayer in the person of Judas, then present: The traitor, perceiving himself discovered, hastily departs. Christ, pitying the affliction of his disciples, tenderly consoles them with the promise of his support under their future tribulations, and concludes with an awful invocation to the Father in their behalf; whereupon, warning them that his hour is Come, he goes forth to the garden. A reflection naturally springing from the subject, addressed to unbelievers, closes the book. . CALVARY, andc. BOOK II. THE LAST StPPER. JN OW, on the consecrated Mount of God,, . Mammon, invisible to mortal eye, Stooping the wing from his aerial height, With feet unhallow'd, lands; a direful pest, Farthest from heav'n of all that out-cast crew Who fell from bliss; fit messenger was he, And fatal was their choice who sent him forth To work corruption's purpose in man's heart; For in his pow'r excelling, he can take The semblance of each virtue, shift each form, And turn ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Richard Cumberland
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-32511-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-32511-4
Barcode: 9780217325110

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