The 'Whale' is only half through the press; for, wearied with the long delays of the printers, and disgusted with the heat and dust of the Babylonish
brick-kiln of New York, I came back to the country to feel the grass, and end the book reclining on it, if I may.
Among the offerings, "My Babylonish
Brain" and "Breaking the Body" make the most engaging reading.
He was protesting Catholic and Calvinist theology, which he had earlier described as "the Babylonish
or corrupt phraseology of the dark ages.
However, notwithstanding the tempting possibilities galore of drawing parallels with his personal situation--liberation from the yoke of matrimony coupled with the country's liberation from the yoke of political tyranny- Irving's protagonist registers the new curriculum as "a perfect Babylonish
Keith, The Signs of the Times, as denoted by the fulfilment of historical predictions, traced down from the Babylonish
captivity to the present time, 2 vols.