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Divine

The divine right of kings. The notion that kings reign by divine right, quite independent of the people's will. This notion arose from the Old Testament Scriptures, where kings are called &…

Divination

There are numerous species of divination referred to in the Bible. The Hebrew word is added in italics. JUDICIAL ASTROLOGY (Meonen). AUGURY (Menachesch). WITCHCRAFT (Mecascheph). ENCHAN…

The Divine Comedy

Inferno: Canto XInferno: Canto XIIInferno: Canto XI Upon the margin of a lofty bank Which great rocks broken in a circle made, We came upon a still more cruel throng; And there, by re…

The Divine Comedy

Inferno: Canto VInferno: Canto VIIInferno: Canto VI At the return of consciousness, that closed Before the pity of those two relations, Which utterly with sadness had confused me, New…

Charles Wharton Stork: Death — Divination

Death — DivinationCharles Wharton StorkDeath is like moonlight in a lofty wood, That pours pale magic through the shadowy leaves; 'T is like the web that some old perfume weaves In a d…

The Divine Comedy

Purgatorio: Canto XXXIPurgatorio: Canto XXXIIIPurgatorio: Canto XXXII So steadfast and attentive were mine eyes In satisfying their decennial thirst, That all my other senses were extin…

The Divine Comedy

Inferno: Canto XXXIIInferno: Canto XXXIVInferno: Canto XXXIII His mouth uplifted from his grim repast, That sinner, wiping it upon the hair Of the same head that he behind had wasted. …

The Divine Comedy

Paradiso: Canto XXIIIParadiso: Canto XXVParadiso: Canto XXIV "O company elect to the great supper Of the Lamb benedight, who feedeth you So that for ever full is your desire, If by th…

The Divine Comedy

Paradiso: Canto XVParadiso: Canto XVIIParadiso: Canto XVI O thou our poor nobility of blood, If thou dost make the people glory in thee Down here where our affection languishes, A mar…

The Divine Comedy

Paradiso: Canto XXIParadiso: Canto XXIIIParadiso: Canto XXII Oppressed with stupor, I unto my guide Turned like a little child who always runs For refuge there where he confideth most; …