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The Creation of the World, took place long before the days of
Cicero and Cæsar.
At the Birth of Cain, Adam returned thanks to God,
A Serious Psalm.
Abel was murdered by his brother Cain, who showed
Miffy and Ugly.
Enoch was translated to Heaven, riding safely up with
out making any
At the Universal Deluge, mankind was saved under
Noah's Home Roof.
The Babel Tower was built, soon after the human race was preserved in
Noah's New Ark.
The Calling of Abraham was a covenant that was more
A Weighty Bond.
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire, the in
A Stiff Bake.
Isaac was offered in sacrifice by his father, who gave a burnt-offering on a fire made of A Wood Fagot. Esau sold his birth-right for a mess of potage, which proved a rather
Jacob married Leah and Rachel, and had
A Wedding All-happy. Joseph was sold by his brethren, who sprinkled his coat
with blood, after killing a kid with A Thick Knife. Moses was born, at a time when the Jews all spoke one Dialect.
Job, a man of wisdom and.patience, flourished in
A Witty Holy Time. Pharaoh's host was drowned, which would not have happened, had every chariot been A Water Boat. Moses saw Jehovah in the burning bush, and received the Law from Heaven, as though it was
Moses wrote the Pentateuch, and smote the rock, pre
ferring that his people should drink Water Alone. The Israelites enter Canaan, under Joshua, traveling every night by Star-light.
The Fall of Jericho took place under the trumpets of
Boaz married Ruth, showing that he rather have a
A Witty Maiden.
Jephthah sacrificed his daughter, who showed her
Duty to a Heavy Vow.
Samson killed 1000 Philistines, and showed himself
for his enemies,
A Dead Match.
Twice on the Chin.
David killed Goliah with his sling, hitting him
Saul slew himself, and David was elected king, and found his subjects very
Solomon succeeded David as king, and reigned in a
Wise and Witty Style.
Solomon laid the foundation of the Temple, and built it
Wood and Stone.
The Division of Israel and Judah, was announced by
a blast from
Elijah was translated to Heaven, perhaps in a chariot
made of a tree or
A Heavy Bush.
Jehu destroyed the priests of Baal, without showing
Jonah when swallowed by a whale, must have had du-
Ahaz set up idol worship, which brought disgrace upon
At the end of the kingdom of Israel, it contained more land than a common
Senacherib's army was destroyed by an angel, that had the power of the
Holofernes was beheaded by Judith, who acted like a
Josiah the pious began to reign, and ruled with a great
deal of Jeremiah wrote the Lamentations, long before our Saviour was betrayed by
At the End of the Kingdom of Judah, the many beSlave of the Few.
came the Jerusalem was taken by Nebuchadnezzar, and the Temple destroyed, though perhaps made of Live-oak. The three children were saved from the fiery furnace, instead of being burned
All to Ashes.
At Belshazzar's feast, the hand-writing appeared on the Wall of the Lodge.
Daniel was cast into a lion's den, or
Cyrus captured Babylon, and put an end to the Jewish
A Sly Move.
Darius divorced Queen Vashti, and married Esther,
A Sly Wedding.
Haman was hanged on a gallows, destroying his life,
though he had
A Soul to Save.
Ezra wrote the book of Chronicles, and gave the history of many an ancient
Apollonius was defeated by Judas Maccabeus, who acted like
A Dutch Jew.
Aristobulus was appointed King of Judea, and found in his reign many a hard
Gabinius established the Sanhedrim, and gained influ
John the Baptist was born six months before our Saviour, during the same
The Birth of Christ, took place four years before the
The Christian Era commenced, just after the days of
Cicero and Cæsar.
AFTER THE CHRISTIAN ERA.
Christ disputed with the doctors in the Temple, and found them nearly as ignorant as
John the Baptist began his ministry, during
A New Age.
Christ's Sermon on the Mount, is recorded in the book of
Jesus look five loaves and two fishes, and fed five thou
At the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ, his
St. Paul was converted to Christianity, when he to the
Pontius Pilate killed himself, in
St. Matthew wrote his Gospel, and it was published and illustrated by
St. Peter was liberated from prison by an angel, which he must have considered very
Mary the mother of Jesus died, and after her death, received homage more than
St. Paul preached in the Areopagus at Athens, which
A Holy House.
St. Paul was imprisoned at Rome, probably in
The Martyrdom of Peter and Paul at Rome, was ac
cording to the decision of an unjust
St. John wrote his Gospel, and was banished to Patmos, where he lived quite
St. John died at Ephesus, where his ashes reposed
Babylon supposed to be founded, by Nimrod,
Sparta founded, by Spartes,
Athens supposed to be founded, by Cecrops,
Chronology of the Arundelian Marbles begins,
War chariots first used,
Iron discovered, by the burning of Mt. Ida,
Olympic Games instituted, in Olympia, by Pelops,
Erectheus, an Ionian chief, flourished,
Eleusinian Mysteries at Athens,
Tyre founded, by a colony from Egypt,
Carthage founded, by a colony from Tyre,
Agamemnon supposed to flourish,
Trojan War, commenced,
Troy burned by the Greeks, after a siege of ten years,
Eclipse of the Moon: the first on record,