Those poor souls of Mashite over there--I pity them, and let us pray that Sotoma, like the city of its name in the Bible, shall be razed to ashes even as Gomorrha
REFERRING to AJ Leek's letter (Post, Sept 6), the signs are all around us of Sodom and Gomorrha
The religious subtext here appears to be the biblical story of Lot, escaping from the burning cities of sin, Sodom and Gomorrha
, while his wife, having turned back to look at them, is turned into a statue of salt (Gen.
It's hardly Sodom and Gomorrha
in Mere Green on the average Saturday night.
When Babel appears, monstrous, black on a black ground, and then the tortuous mazes of Sodom and Gomorrha
, they are literally born of moonlight--L'ombre baignait leurs tours par la lune ebauchees (19)--for it is moonlight only that can create this blend of fantastic oriental architecture with the mysteries of Night.