The Characteristics and Laws of Figurative Language: Designed for Use in Bible Classes, Schools, and Colleges
F. Knight, 1854 - 306 pages
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according acts addressed affirmation agents allegory analogous apostrophe appear applied ascribed Assyria bear beauty called cause CHAPTER clouds coming compared comparison dark David denote descendants described destruction earth effect employed enemies example exerted exhibited expression eyes fact fall feet figure fire flower Gentiles give God's hand hath hear heart heaven Hypocatastasis iambics illustrate indicate interposition interpretation Isaiah Israelites Jehovah Jerusalem kind knowledge land language laws light lines literal Lord manner meaning measure metaphor metonymy mountains movement nature night nouns objects passage person prediction present proper prophet regarded relation represent resemblance respect rock Saul seen sense sent signify song Spirit subjects substituted sweet syllable symbols thee things thou thoughts throne tion trees trochee unto verbs verse visible whole wind
Page 57 - As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth : For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Page 135 - O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Page 280 - Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world — with kings, The powerful of the earth — the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre.
Page 139 - Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds ; pleasant the sun When first on this delightful land he spreads His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flower, Glist'ring with dew; fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers ; and sweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild ; then silent night With this her solemn bird and this fair moon, And these the gems of heaven, her starry train...
Page 118 - Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt ; thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it. Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
Page 99 - Eternal coeternal beam, May I express thee unblamed? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate ! Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Page 39 - Above me are the Alps, The palaces of Nature, whose vast walls Have pinnacled in clouds their snowy scalps, And throned Eternity in icy halls Of cold sublimity, where forms and falls The avalanche — the thunderbolt of snow ! All that expands the spirit, yet appals, Gather around these summits, as to show How Earth may pierce to Heaven, yet leave vain man below, LXIII.
Page 100 - Almighty's form Glasses itself in tempests: in all time, Calm or convulsed — in breeze, or gale, or storm. Icing the pole, or in the torrid clime Dark-heaving; — boundless, endless, and sublime; The image of eternity, the throne Of the Invisible: even from out thy slime The monsters of the deep are made; each zone Obeys thee; thou goest forth, dread, fathomless, alone.
Page 16 - The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. "Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. "They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; 15 to shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Page 46 - ... evanescence ! Posthumous man, who quitt'st thy narrow bed, And standest undecayed within our presence, Thou wilt hear nothing till the Judgment morning, When the great Trump shall thrill thee with its warning! Why should this worthless tegument endure, If its undying guest be lost for ever ? O let us keep the soul embalmed and pure In living virtue ; that, when both must sever.