Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quive... [More]
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Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
WHAT we have already narrated is only the opening of the great drama in some of the countries of
Christendom. Protestantism was destined to present itself at the gates of all the kingdoms of Europe.
Thither must we follow it, and chronicle the triumphs it obtained in some of them, the defeat it sustained in
others. But first let us take a panoramic view of the various countries, as respects the state of their peoples
and their preparedness for the great, spiritual movement which was about to enter their territories. This will
enable us to understand much that is to follow. In these opening Chapters we shall summarize the moral
revolutions, with the national splendors in some cases, the national woes in others, that attended them, the
historical record of which will occupy the pages that are to follow.