Father, I firmly do believe - I know - for Death, who comes for me From regions of the blest afar, Where there is nothing to deceive, Hath left his iron gate ajar, And rays of truth you cannot see Are flashing thro' Eternity -- I do believe that Eblis hath A snare in ev'ry human path - Else how, when in the holy grove I wandered of the idol, Love, Who daily scents his snowy wings With incense of burnt offerings
From the most unpolluted things, Whose pleasant bowers are yet so riven Above with trelliced rays from Heaven No mote may shun - no tiniest fly The light'ning of his eagle eye - How was it that Ambition crept, Unseen, amid the revels there, Till growing bold, he laughed and leapt In the tangles of Love's very hair?
He was sorry the idea had not come into his mind in the days before his daughter Louise had been born and thought that surely now when he had erected a pile of burning sticks in some lonely place in the woods and had offered the body of a lamb as a burnt offering
, God would appear to him and give him a message.
A burnt offering
has been made to vanity, this hardened palm has earned something better than blisters, and I'm sure the sewing done by these pricked fingers will last a long time, so much good will went into the stitches.
The rest, stay all of you where you are; tell the maids in the house to prepare an excellent dinner, and to fetch seats, and logs of wood for a burnt offering
And to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings
Indeed, workers are being sacrificed as burnt offerings
at the altar of profit
A major section of the current retrospective is devoted to these burnt offerings
Judith Skillman, House of Burnt Offerings
, Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press, 2015.
render burnt offerings
and eat off the fat of the land;
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He further prescribes burnt offerings
of six lambs and one ram every Sabbath; a bull, six lambs and a ram every Rosh Hodesh (New Moon); and a lamb every morning.
This, too, is the spot, according to the universal belief, on which David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings
and peace offerings (II Sam.