From the Christian Bible 

   [The prophets of Gloom and Doom are forever with us.] 
   Psalm 82:6 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in 
darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 
   Proverbs 1:20-33 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the 
streets: How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners 
delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Because I have called, 
and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye 
have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will 
laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear 
cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when 
distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I 
will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For 
that they hated knowledge, they would none of my counsel; they despised all 
my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be 
filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay 
them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth 
unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. 

   [The woman does all the work--even to buying the land--while her husband, 
like Tevye, sits by the eastern wall.] 
   Proverbs 31:10-29 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far 
above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he 
shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days 
of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her 
hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and 
a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the 
fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with 
strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchanidse is 
good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the 
spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the 
poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of 
the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the 
land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the 
merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in 
time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the 
law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth 
not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her 
husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but 
thou excellest them all. 

   [It is the symbolism of Language that gives Man his godlike power.] 
   John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and 
the Word was God. 
   John 1:3-5 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing 
made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And 
the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 
   Genesis 1:26,28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be 
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have 
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over 
all the earth, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 

   Ecclesiastes 1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom 
concerning all things that are done under heaven. 

   Isaiah 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the 
morning! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I 
will exalt my throne above the stars of God. I will ascend above the heights 
of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 
   [Yea, even shall I put my footprint upon the Moon!] 
   Job 40:7,10,14 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, 
and declare thou unto me. Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and 
array thyself with glory and beauty. Then will I also confess unto thee that 
thine own right hand can save thee. 

   [A little wine can bring us happiness.] 
   Isaiah 24:7,11 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the 
merry-hearted do sigh. There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is 
darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. 

   [On the Liberty Bell.] 
   Leviticus 25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim 
liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall 
be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and 
ye shall return every man unto his family. 

   Ruth 1:16,17 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return 
from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou 
lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: 
Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to 
me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. 

   [The value of Wilderness, and Man's relationship to it.] 
   Genesis 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed 
after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after 
his kind: and God saw that it was good. 
   Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; 
and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 
   Genesis 1:26,28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be 
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have 
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over 
all the earth, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 
   Jeremiah 1:7  And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the 
fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when you entered, ye defiled my 
land, and made mine heritage an abomination. 
   Psalm 103:15,16 As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the 
field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and 
the place thereof shall know it no more. 
   Ecclesiastes 1:4 One generation passeth away, and another generation 
cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 

   Matthew 18:6,7  But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which 
believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his 
neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 

   Judges 15:7,8 And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet 
will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease. And he smote them hip 
and thigh with a great slaughter. 
   Jeremiah 21:5 And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched 
hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath. 
   1Samuel 17:49 And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, 
and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk 
into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. 

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