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at Christ's command, and received his sight. 15 Above th' Aonian mount.

The supposed abode of the muses. 16 And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer, Before all temples th’upright heart and pure.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John iv.

24. 34 Th’infernal Serpent.

Satan, the adversary; the great and avowed

enemy of God and man. 44

him the Almighty Power, Hurld headlong flaming from th'ethereal sky.

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.

Rev. xii. 7, 9. 63

but rather darkness visible. There arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Rev. ix. 2. 81 Beelzebub.

Beelzebub, the prince of the Devils. Matt.

xii. 24. 129. Seraphim.

In scripture denotes an Angel of the first order. 157 Cherub.

An Angel of the second order. 197 As whom the fables name of monstrous size, Titanian, or Earth-born.

And it came to pass, when men began to mul.. tiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them; that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were fair, and they took them wives of all which they chose; there were giants in the earth in those days, the same became mighty men, which were of old men of renown; and God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually; and the Lord said I will destroy man, but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. · Gen. vi. l.

Notwithstanding the awful warning of the destruction of the earth by the flood, we find the descendants of this just man guilty of idolatry, that Rachael, the wife of Jacob, stole the images that were her Fathers; the worship of idols of wood and stone spread over the earth; in after ages, at Athens, St. Paul's spirit was stirred up in him, when he saw the whole city giving up to

idolatry. 199 Briareos.

A giant, who, according to the heathen mythology, warred against heaven, and had fifty

heads, and a hundred hands. 199 Typhon

A huge giant who also warred against heaven. 200. Tarsus.

Celebrated for the great men it produced, was a town of Cilicia, a country of Asia Minor, on the sea coast to the north of Cyprus, west of the Euphrates, and south of mount Taurus, the largest mountain of Asia.

which was composed of seventeen stars. Orion rises about the 9th of March, and sets about the 21st of June; his rising is generally accompanied

with great rains and storms. 307 Busiris and his Memphian chivalry.

A name of many of the Egyptian kings. The waters returned and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharoah. And Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

Exod. xiv. 28. 309 The sojourners of Goshen.

And Pharoah spake unto Joseph, saying, the land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy Father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell. Gen. xlvi.

5, 6.

338

as when the potent rod Of Amram's son.

Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts; and the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, so that the land was darkened.

Exod. x. 13, 15. 342 That o'er the realm of impious Pharoah hung.

A title anciently belonging to the kings of

Egypt. 343 And darkened all the land of Nile.

A river of Egypt. Nilựs, a king of Thebes, gave his name to the river which flows through the middle of Egypt, and falls into the Mediterranean sea; the Nile, anciently called Egyptus,

is one of the most celebrated rivers in the world.
The Nile yearly overflows the country, and it is
to those regular inundations that the Egyptians

are indebted for the fertile produce of their lands. 353 Rhene.

Or Rhenus, one of the largest rivers of Europe, which divides Germany from Gaul. It rises in the Rhetian Alps and falls into the German Ocean. The river Rhine was a long time a barrier between the Romans and the Germans, and on that account its banks were covered with strong castles. J. Cæsar was the first Roman who crossed it to invade Germany. In modern geography the Rhine is known as dividing itself into four large branches, the Waal, Leck, Issel, and the Rhine. - That branch which still retains the name of Rhine, loses itself in the sands above modern Leyden; and is afterwards no longer known by its ancient appellation, since the year 860, A. D. when the inundations

of the sea destroyed the regularity of its mouth. 355 Danaw when her barbarous sons.

Danubus, a celebrated river, the greatest in Europe, which rises near the town Pyrene, in the country of the Celtae, and after flowing, through the greatest part of Europe, falls into the Euxine Sea. The Greeks call it Ister; but the Romans distinguished it by the appellation of the Danube. It falls into the Euxine through seven mouths; but modern travellers speak only of two. The Danube was generally supposed to be the northern boundary of the Roman empire in Europe ; and therefore several castles were

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which was composed of seventeen stars. Orion rises about the 9th of March, and sets about the 21st of June; his rising is generally accompanied

with great rains and storms. 307 Busiris and his Memphian chivalry.

A name of many of the Egyptian kings. The waters returned and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharoah. And Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.

Exod. xiv. 28. 309 The sojourners of Goshen.

And Pharoah spake unto Joseph, saying, the land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy Father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell. Gen. xlvii.

5, 6. 338

as when the potent rod Of Amram's son.

Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts ; and the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, so that the land was darkened.

Exod. x. 13, 15. 342 That o'er the realm of impious Pharoah hung.

A title anciently belonging to the kings of

Egypt. 343 And darkened all the land of Nile.

A river of Egypt. Nilus, a king of Thebes, gave his name to the river which flows through the middle of Egypt, and falls into the Mediterranean sea; the Nile, anciently called Egyptus,

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