My dear children, what a task would you think it, even with a long lifetime before you, were you bidden to copy every chapter, and verse, and word, in yonder family Bible
! Would not this be a heavy toil?
On the contrary, from the time when Master Blifil was first possessed of this Bible
, he never used any other.
Then these learned men repeated to Caedmon some part of the Bible
, explained the meaning of it, and asked him to tell it again in poetry.
And now at this moment, when hope was dead, Tom Sawyer came forward with nine yellow tickets, nine red tickets, and ten blue ones, and demanded a Bible
. This was a thunderbolt out of a clear sky.
It was Sunday evening, and Eva's Bible
lay open on her knee.
with a bit cut out!" returned Silver derisively.
Pilgrims, always prone to find prophecies in the Bible
, and often where none exist, speak cheerfully and complacently of poor, ruined Ephesus as the victim of prophecy.
Though he believed implicitly everything he saw in print, he had learned already that in the Bible
things that said one thing quite clearly often mysteriously meant another.
Lynde was awful mad when I said that and shut the Bible
up and said she'd never read me any more of it if I talked like that.
We talked a little, and I did not perceive that they had any book among them, though I did not ask; but I put my hand into my pocket, and pulled out my Bible
. "Here," said I to Atkins, "I have brought you an assistant that perhaps you had not before." The man was so confounded that he was not able to speak for some time; but, recovering himself, he takes it with both his hands, and turning to his wife, "Here, my dear," says he, "did not I tell you our God, though He lives above, could hear what we have said?
Go, go and get the big Bible
, and open it at the beginning, where everything's set down.
He who proclaims it a re- ligious duty to read the Bible
denies me the right of learning to read the name of the God who made me.