"Here, you Mose
, Pete," he said, breaking off liberal bits, and throwing it at them; "you want some, don't you?
It was necessary, therefore, to Moses
that he should find the people of Israel in Egypt enslaved and oppressed by the Egyptians, in order that they should be disposed to follow him so as to be delivered out of bondage.
I consider that the "Moses
" has no equal among the works of the Old Masters, except it be the divine Hair Trunk of Bassano.
"Sam," said one of the runners to the other, "you look to our civil friend here, and I'll grab Moses
when he brings up the lunch."
Here she was a-bothering about Moses
, which was no kin to her, and no use to any- body, being gone, you see, yet finding a power of fault with me for doing a thing that had some good in it.
She listened to every word about the victory of Moses
over Amalek, of Gideon over Midian, and of David over Goliath, and about the destruction of "Thy Jerusalem," and she prayed to God with the tenderness and emotion with which her heart was overflowing, but without fully understanding what she was asking of God in that prayer.
"It is that the spot where Moses
and his people passed is now so blocked up with sand that the camels can barely bathe their legs there.
The Muse of Music, Miss Halcombe, deserts us in dismay, and I, the fat old minstrel, exhale the rest of my enthusiasm in the open air!" He stalked out into the verandah, put his hands in his pockets, and resumed the Recitativo of Moses
, sotto voce, in the garden.
The archangels gave the barkeeper a stiff little military bow; the two old men rose; one of them said, "Moses
and Esau welcome thee!" and then all the four vanished, and the thrones were empty.
There are stalwart Bedouins of the desert here, and stately Moors proud of a history that goes back to the night of time; and Jews whose fathers fled hither centuries upon centuries ago; and swarthy Riffians from the mountains--born cut-throats--and original, genuine Negroes as black as Moses
; and howling dervishes and a hundred breeds of Arabs--all sorts and descriptions of people that are foreign and curious to look upon.
"Get off your foot, or I'll throw the leg of Moses
at you," was the next command from the tiny feathered thing.
To him Abraham and Moses
, and all the holy men of old, were like the warrior chieftains whom he knew and of whom the minstrels sang.