Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
Passepartout was now the only person left in the car, and the Elder, looking him full in the face, reminded him that, two years after the assassination of Joseph Smith, the inspired prophet, Brigham Young, his successor, left Nauvoo for the banks of the Great Salt Lake, where, in the midst of that fertile region, directly on the route of the emigrants who crossed Utah on their way to California, the new colony, thanks to the polygamy practised by the Mormons, had flourished beyond expectations.
O sun," cried the prophet, "O star that art too great to be allowed among the stars
In the long and startled stillness of the room the prophet of Apollo slowly rose; and really it was like the rising of the sun.
Not a solitary commoner ever has the luck to see a reception of a prophet, I can tell you.
We found afterwards that we had come near seeing another patriarch, and likewise a genuine prophet besides, but at the last moment they sent regrets.
It is properer to Merlin's sort -- stump-tail prophets
, as we call them in the pro- fession.
Johnson was a Prophet
to his people: preached a Gospel to them,--as all like him always do.
a great prophet
is risen up among us; and That God hath visited his
I don't care about knuckling under to any man, as these folk do to their darned prophet
Their principal object was, to rear up pious and learned ministers; and hence old writers call Harvard College a school of the prophets
Though, as we know, prophets
are not without honour save in their own countries and among their own kindred, the time comes when their countries and kindred are entirely without honour save by reason of those very prophets
they once despised, rejected, stoned, and crucified.