That's about the position of the patriarchs and prophets
Yet, turn not from me, stern prophet
of wrath,'' she exclaimed, ``but tell me, if thou canst, in what shall terminate these new and awful feelings that burst on my solitude Why do deeds, long since done, rise before me in new and irresistible horrors?
The disciples of the prophet
had since redoubled their efforts, and resisted, by words at least, the authority of Congress.
Hence it is that all armed prophets
have conquered, and the unarmed ones have been destroyed.
Porthos, my friend, you know I am descended on the father's side from the Prophets
and on the mother's from the Sybils, and that I only speak in parables and riddles.
Their principal object was, to rear up pious and learned ministers; and hence old writers call Harvard College a school of the prophets
I ought not to forget the prophets
and conjurors, of whom there were several in the crew, and who could foretell what would happen to-morrow or the next day, or a hundred years hence, but were generally quite unconscious of what was passing at the moment.
I turn, without shrinking, from cloud-borne angels, from prophets
, sibyls, and heroic warriors, to an old woman bending over her flower-pot, or eating her solitary dinner, while the noonday light, softened perhaps by a screen of leaves, falls on her mob-cap, and just touches the rim of her spinning-wheel, and her stone jug, and all those cheap common things which are the precious necessaries of life to her--or I turn to that village wedding, kept between four brown walls, where an awkward bridegroom opens the dance with a high-shouldered, broad-faced bride, while elderly and middle-aged friends look on, with very irregular noses and lips, and probably with quart-pots in their hands, but with an expression of unmistakable contentment and goodwill.
King Jove," he cried, "lord of Dodona, god of the Pelasgi, who dwellest afar, you who hold wintry Dodona in your sway, where your prophets
the Selli dwell around you with their feet unwashed and their couches made upon the ground--if you heard me when I prayed to you aforetime, and did me honour while you sent disaster on the Achaeans, vouchsafe me now the fulfilment of yet this further prayer.
Here they may resemble those great hordes of the North, "Gog and Magog with their bands," that haunted the gloomy imaginations of the prophets
So absolute is our soul's need of something hidden and uncertain for the maintenance of that doubt and hope and effort which are the breath of its life, that if the whole future were laid bare to us beyond to-day, the interest of all mankind would be bent on the hours that lie between; we should pant after the uncertainties of our one morning and our one afternoon; we should rush fiercely to the Exchange for our last possibility of speculation, of success, of disappointment: we should have a glut of political prophets
foretelling a crisis or a no-crisis within the only twenty-four hours left open to prophecy.
And for the same thing sighed the early prophets
and the philosophers of ancient Greece.
who anticipated a struggle keener than any in football history were destined to be proved false.
Even the prophets
wrote book after book and epistle after epistle, yet never once hinted at the existence of a great continent on our side of the water; yet they must have known it was there, I should think.
The piety of the Hebrew prophets
purges their grossness.