Yet all this, which would else have been such heavy sorrow, was made almost a solemn joy to her devout old soul, by religious consolations and the truths of Scripture
, wherewith she had fed herself continually for more than thirty years.
When God created our first parent in the earthly paradise, the Holy Scripture
says that he infused sleep into Adam and while he slept took a rib from his left side of which he formed our mother Eve, and when Adam awoke and beheld her he said, 'This is flesh of my flesh, and bone of my bone.
There was no more heavy beneficence, no more attempts to dignify the situation with poetry or the Scriptures
Like all village girls she was well grounded in the Holy Scriptures
, and had dutifully studied the histories of Aholah and Aholibah, and knew the inferences to be drawn therefrom.
These churches were symbolized in the Scriptures
as candlesticks, and on certain conditions there was a sort of implied promise that Smyrna should be endowed with a "crown of life.
Got up at eight, read the Scriptures
, then went to my duties.
The intellectual experience of the people was mainly theological and political, as it was everywhere in that day, but there were several among them who had a real love for books, and when they met at the druggist's, as they did every night, to dispute of the inspiration of the Scriptures
and the principles of the Free Soil party, the talk sometimes turned upon the respective merits of Dickens and Thackeray, Gibbon and Macaulay, Wordsworth and Byron.
The ancients, the fathers of the Church, the moderns, the Scriptures
, the Arabians, were each sent hurtling against the other, while the rain still dripped and the dark holly-leaves glistened with the moisture.
They pore over them on Sundays instead of studying the Holy Scriptures
That age will be rich indeed when those relics which we call Classics, and the still older and more than classic but even less known Scriptures
of the nations, shall have still further accumulated, when the Vaticans shall be filled with Vedas and Zendavestas and Bibles, with Homers and Dantes and Shakespeares, and all the centuries to come shall have successively deposited their trophies in the forum of the world.
Huntingdon, I suppose, is not without the common faculties of men: he is not so light-headed as to be irresponsible: his Maker has endowed him with reason and conscience as well as the rest of us; the Scriptures
are open to him as well as to others; - and "if he hear not them, neither will he hear though one rose from the dead.
They took their place beside the Holy Scriptures
and the ancient classic authors, in the minds of the great students of that day.