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PRELUDE

George Alexander Kohut.

CREATION'S PSALM.

.Swithin Saint Swithaine

MAKING OF Man.

Edwin Arnold

THE FIRST SABBATH

James Grahame

THE BRIDAL IN EDEN.

.J. F. Otterson

ADAM'S MORNING HYMN IN PARADISE. John Milton

ADAM TO EVE...

.John Milton

ADAM's COMPLAINT.

.TheophanesJohn Mason Neale,

Translator

Eve's LAMENT..

John Milton

THE LEGEND OF THE DEAD LAMBS

Owen Meredith

EVE

.Christina Georgina Rossetti

EVE AT THE FOUNTAIN,

John Kebble Hervey

THE DEPARTURE FROM PARADISE

John Milton

EVE

Lydia Huntley Sigourney

THE CURSE OF CAIN

William Knox

THE DEATH OF ADAM.

Anonymous

THE DEATH OF ADAM.

.John Vance Cheney

THE SONG OF LAMECH

.Arthur Hugh Clough

TUBAL CAIN

Charles Mackay

THE LEGEND OF JUBAL.

. George Eliot

THE TRANSLATION OF THE PATRIARCH. .Lucy A. Randall

THE TRANSLATION OF ENOCH.

Bernard Barton

ENOCH THE IMMORTAL.

..Anonymous

METHUSELAH

..Lydia Huntley Sigourney

FRAGMENT OF A POEM ON THE WORLD

BEFORE THE FLOOD.

Reginald Heber

THE ENTRANCE INTO THE ARK.

Jean Ingelow

THE ARK AND THE DOVE..

Lydia Huntley Sigourney

THE GIFT OF THE KING..

Sabine Baring-Gould

NIMRUD AND THE GNAT.

Edwin Arnold

ABRAHAM AND HIS GODS.

Lord Houghton

AZAR AND ABRAHAM....

Edwin Arnold

IBLIS AND ABRAHAM.

Edwin Arnold

ABRAHAM AND THE FIRE WORSHIPPER. Leigh Hunt

ABRAHAM AND THE IDOLATOR.

Sa'adi (translated by G. A. Kohut)

ABRAHAM's OFFENCE

Edwin Arnold

THE TREASURE OF ABRAM.

.John Boyle O'Reilly

ABRAHAM'S BREAD...

.Edwin Arnold

ABRAHAM

.John Stuart Blackie

Hagar's FAREWELL

. Augusta Moore

HAGAR

Eliza Poitevent Nicholson

HAGAR IN THE WILDERNESS,

. Nathaniel Parker Willis

Hagar DEPARTED

. Edward Everett Hale

HAGAR

Hartley Coleridge

HAGAR IN THE DESERT.

. Mary Tighe

THE CITIES OF THE PLAIN.

..John Greenleaf hittier.

THE SACRIFICE OF ABRAHAM

. Nathaniel Parker Willis.

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MOSES AND THE WORM..

Johann Gottfried von Herder.... 108

The JUBILEE...

.James Grahame

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AARON ON MOUNT HOR.

..Lydia Huntley Sigourney.

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“THE ROCK" IN EL-GHOR.

..John Greenleaf Whittier

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MOUNT HOR

.Horatius Bonar

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THE CURSE AND THE BLESSING.

· Anonymous

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BALAAM

John Keble

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SHEMA YISRAEL ADONAY ELOHAINU

ADONAY ECHOD
.Ibbie McColm Wilson..

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THE SECOND SONG OF Moses.

..George Wither

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The Kiss of God.

..John White Chadwick

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Moses On Pisgah

..J. S. W.

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THE DEATH OF Moses.

James Montgomery

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THE DEATH OF Moses.

.Jessie G. M'Cartee

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WEEP, CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.

Thomas Moore

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BURIAL OF Moses

..Cecil Frances Alexander

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The Death Of Moses.

.George Eliot

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MOUNT NEBO ...

.Ferdinand Freiligrath (Translated

by J. Gostick)

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“No Man Knoweth His SEPULCHRE”..... .William Cullen Bryant

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The Death of Moses...

· Richard Henry Stoddard.

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JERICHO

. Frank Foxcroft

126

The Dying SOLDIER OF JOSHUA.

Alexander S. Arnold

127

WANTED: JOSHUA

. Richard Realf

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THE BATTLE OF GIBEON.

. Bernard Barton

130

THE SONG OF DEBORAH AND BARAK. .George Wither

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DEBORAH'S TRIUMPHANT SONG..

.. Laurence Howel

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MEROZ

..George S. Outram.

JEPHTHAH, JUDGE OF ISRAEL.

Old English Ballad.

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JEPHTHAH's Vow ..

James Grahame

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JEPHTHAH's DAUGHTER

. Lord Byron

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JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER

Nathaniel Parker Willis

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JEPHTHah's Rash Vow

.Miss Howard

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JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER

. Rose Terry Cooke

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JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER

.Watie W. Swanzey

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The Dirge OF JEPTHAH'S DAUGHTER....... Robert Herrick

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The WIFE OF MANOAH TO HER HUSBAND.. John Greenleaf Whittier

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THE YOUNG SAMSON

. Edgar Fawcett

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SAMSON

..John Milton

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SAMSON ON HIS BLINDNESS.

.John Milton

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SAMSON: CHAMPION AND JUDGE OF ISRAEL. · Alexander S. Arnold

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DEATH OF SAMSON.

John Milton

SAMSON

.Emily Judson

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RUTH

. Felicia Hemans

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RUTH'S CHOICE

Mrs. Mackay

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RUTH AND NAOMI.

.William Oliver Bourne Peabody.. 153

RUTH AND NAOMI.

William Tennant

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THE SONG OF HANNAH.

.George Wither

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HANNAH AND SAMUEL.

.Nathaniel Parker Willis

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THE HEBREW MOTHER..

.Felicia Hemans

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ELI AND SAMUEL...

. Edward Everett Hale

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"SPEAK. LORD, For Thy SERVANT HEAR-

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James Drummond Borthwick

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SAMUEL

.Richard Wilton

THE CALL OF DAVID.

John Henry Newman

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DAVID

. Charles and Mary Lamb..

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SOLOMON IN ALL HIS GLORY WAS NOT

ARRAYED LIKE ONE OF THESE..... . Abraham Cowley

SOLOMON'S SIGNET

. Edwin Arnold

TRUE ROYALTY

.Rudyard Kipling

AZRAEL AND THE INDIAN PRINCE.

Edwin Arnold

AZRAEL

.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

SOLOMON AND AZRAEL.

.Richard Chenevix Trench.

THE APPLE OF LIFE.

Owen Meredith

The Roses OF SOLOMON.

.John Payne

THE KING's FRIEND.

.W. H. Woods

THE DEAD SOLOMON

John Aylmer Dorgan.

KING SOLOMON.

Owen Meredith

THE PRINCE OF EDOM.

.Lydia Huntley Sigourney.

HADAD

.Sabine Baring-Gould....

(Hadad's DESCRIPTION OF THE CITY OF

DAVID)

James Abraham Hillhouse.

The Man of GOD FROM JUDAH.

.Barbara Miller Macandrew.

THE HEBREW MOTHER.

Barbara Miller Macandrew.

ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS.

.James Grahame

The Widow OF ZAREPHATH.

Lydia Huntley Sigourney.

ELIJAH ON MOUNT CARMEL.

.E. E. D.

ELIJAH IN THE WILDERNESS.

James Montgomery

THE STILL SMALL VOICE..

Mc Comb

ELIJAH IN HOREB..

.John Keble

ELIJAH'S INTERVIEW

Thomas Campbell

THE ASCENSION OF ELIJAH

..James Stephenson

THE ASCENT OF ELIJAH.

.Winthrop Mackworth Praed.

AHAB THE BUILDER..

John Elliott Bowman..

THE DEATH OF AHAB.

.Richard Wilton

THE DEATH OF JEZEBEL.

..Anonymous

Elisha's CHAMBER.

.Richard Wilton

THE SHUNAMITE

.Nathaniel Parker Willis

THE LAW OF LOVE.

Richard Chenevix Trench.

THE REPLY OF THE SHUNAMITE WOMAN.. Felicia Hemans

NAAMAN'S SERVANT

.John Keble

DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERiB's ARMY

BY A PESTILENTIAL WIND....

Erasmus Darwin

THE DESTRUCTION OF SENNACHERIB. .Lord Byron

LA CONVALESCENCE D'EZECHIAS (HEZE-

KIAH'S RECOVERY)

Jean Baptiste Rousseau

DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM.

.Robert Southey

(JEWISH HYMN IN BABYLON).

Henry Hart Milman

THE PRAYER OF JABEZ..

Richard Wilton

David's THANKSGIVING.

.George Wither

JEHOSHAPHAT'S DELIVERANCE

.George Lansing Taylor.

The Jews' RETURN TO JERUSALEM W. H. Roberts..

THE PRAYER OF NEHEMIAH..

George Wither

QUEEN Vashti's LAMENT.

John Edmund Reade.

VASHTI

Helen Jackson

ESTHER

.Helen Jackson

ESTHER

Jean Baptiste Racine.

MORDECAI

.Helen Jackson

THE PRAYER OF MARDOCHEUS.

Michael Drayton

A PURIM RETROSPECT.

.W. S. Howard

ESTHER OR "THE ORIGIN OF THE FEAST

OF PURIM”

J. R. Robinson..

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