New Memoirs of Literature

Michel de La Roche
William and John Innys, 1727

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Side 304 - And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.
Side 408 - All the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Side 304 - But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.
Side 303 - And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.
Side 176 - ... go to the bottom, which they believe is the purgatory for children who die before seven years of age. They are told so by their priests, who, for their comfort, assure them that as soon as the water washes off the names and characters of the gods and saints, written upon the papers above mentioned, the children at the bottom feel great relief, if they do not obtain a full and effectual redemption.
Side 85 - JA Blondel ( The strength of imagination in pregnant women examined; and the opinion that marks and deformities arise from thence demonstrated to be a vulgar error).
Side 105 - ... those who were at the head of the clergy thought it beneath their dignity to walk on foot any longer, in imitation of the...
Side 186 - ... besides one large Idol. The pillars were excessive large, and at least a fathom and a half thick, several small posts being put together to form one great pillar. They were painted red, as was also all the carpenter's work in the temple. The Idol was gilt all over, and incredibly large, in so much that three mats could conveniently lie on the palm of the hand. It had long ears, curl'd hairs, a crown on the head, which appear'd through the window over the first roof, a large spot, not gilt, on...
Side 410 - ... and that this tide would rise and increase all the time of the approach of the comet towards the earth, and would be at its greatest height when the comet was at its least distance from it. By the force of...
Side 411 - ... rarefied, by the solar heat, would be drawn up again into the atmosphere, but afterwards returning in violent rains, make good what Moses intimates by the windows of heaven being opened...

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