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Page 57 - Some days after, he found a swarm of bees in the throat of the dead lion, with some honey, though bees never rest on carrion. Then he proposed this enigma to his companions:— Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness; if
Page 130 - We have not noticed this fine turn of eastern eloquence :—" We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for? If she be a wall, we will build upon her; and if she be a door, we will close it.
Page 157 - was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob: God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Page 361 - in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense or the affinity of their sound ; sometimes it is wrapped in a dress of humorous expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude ; sometimes it is lodged in a sly question, in a smart answer, in a quirkish reason, in a shrewd intimation, in cunningly diverting or cleverly
Page 126 - four things .which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise. The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; the conies are but a feeble
Page 126 - rocks; the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
Page 155 - 3. That the doctrine of a future state of rewards and punishments is not to be found in, nor did make part of, the Mosaic dispensation. " That therefore the law of Moses is of divine original; " Which one or both of the two following syllogisms will evince:—