The disciples of the prophet had since redoubled their efforts, and resisted, by words at least, the authority of Congress.
Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
Passepartout was now the only person left in the car, and the Elder, looking him full in the face, reminded him that, two years after the assassination of Joseph Smith, the inspired prophet, Brigham Young, his successor, left Nauvoo for the banks of the Great Salt Lake, where, in the midst of that fertile region, directly on the route of the emigrants who crossed Utah on their way to California, the new colony, thanks to the polygamy practised by the Mormons, had flourished beyond expectations.
That's about the position of the patriarchs and prophets here.
These old patriarchs and prophets have got ages the start of you; they know more in two minutes than you know in a year.
I have done some indiscreet things in my day, but this thing of playing myself for a prophet
was the worst.
In this cavern, tradition says, Saul, the king, sat at midnight, and stared and trembled, while the earth shook, the thunders crashed among the hills, and out of the midst of fire and smoke the spirit of the dead prophet rose up and confronted him.
a great prophet is risen up among us; and That God hath visited his
O sun," cried the prophet, "O star that art too great to be allowed among the stars
In the long and startled stillness of the room the prophet of Apollo slowly rose; and really it was like the rising of the sun.
Johnson was a Prophet to his people: preached a Gospel to them,--as all like him always do.
Carlyle, like Johnson, was a Prophet with a message.
I don't care about knuckling under to any man, as these folk do to their darned prophet
Don't you know the weather prophet
has told us we shall see the sun pretty soon?
Yet even then beyond the reach of any plummet --"out of the belly of hell" --when the whale grounded upon the ocean's utmost bones, even then, God heard the engulphed, repenting prophet
when he cried.