Tracts for the improvement of our popular literature [by R. Dick].

 
9781130845099: Tracts for the improvement of our popular literature [by R. Dick].
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 Excerpt: ... sea, Edges its blue with gold. elijah approaches close to the altar. God of my fathers Now hear me. In the presence of thy foes And this backslided people lo! I stand. Let it be known, oh God! that I this challenge Have given by thy command; order'd and aided By thee, have built anew this altar fall'n; Laid on the sacrifice; unfearing summon'd This countless people to a doubtless sign. Before thee are the tribes chosen and led So long by thee. Back turn them to thy law. God of my fathers '. Hear, I have fulfill'd My part as was thy will. Now 'tis for Thee--The fire of the Lord falls. Jez. Heavens! what a hideous flash. My sight is blank'd. My robe. 0! cover me. Nabal. Baal, this excels thee. Ladies. Mercy, oh, mercy, save us; oh such fire. Ahab. Aye; there's no mockery here. Let us go hence. People. This is the God, Hallelujah. This is the God, Hallelujah. Obad. A dreadful, dreadful sight. A Peiest or Baal. This makes us nothing. Look! not a trace remains of wood or altar. That fire hath lick'd the stones eVn down to dust. People. This is the God, Hallelujah. This is the God, Hallelujah. Eli. Oh Abraham's God, I thank thee. Thou hast heard me. People. This is the God, Hallelujah. This is the God, Hallelujah. Ahab. The queen's in swoon. Go, Obadiah, lift her. Come, Guards. Eli. No, TCing f The scene is not yet o'er. These soldiers have their work. Ye see those priests. Not one escapes and lives. Nabal. Natheless your triumph, Hope not the King will leave thus unprotected To your so fell intents his chosen priests. Ahab. Nabal, include not me. With Jezebel Ye came, and her's ye are. Yet I shall shield you. Eli. Withstand not, king, the God whose fearful lightnings But now ye witness'd. He, without respite, Calls these idolators to instant doom. 1st Priest Of...

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Robert C. Dick was a Sherman tank driver with the U.S. Army's 763rd Tank Battalion, attached to the 96th Infantry Division, which was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for courageous action during the Battle of Okinawa. Individually he received the Bronze Star with V device and the Purple Heart. After the war, he joined the fire department in Arcadia, California, and retired twenty-seven years later as fire chief. In 1985 he became a columnist for R/C Modeler magazine, the foremost publication for radio control enthusiasts. He lives in Cave Junction, Oregon.

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