Writing the words L'Empereur Napoleon in numbers, it appears that the sum of them is 666, and that Napoleon therefore the beast foretold
in the Apocalypse.
mysteries about my birth and future kingship that were twenty years away."
To Laius, King of Thebes, an oracle foretold
that the child born to him by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother.
The 'Deus ex Machina' should be employed only for events external to the drama,--for antecedent or subsequent events, which lie beyond the range of human knowledge, and which require to be reported or foretold
; for to the gods we ascribe the power of seeing all things.
how it would be when I first came to Langford, and Mainwaring is so uncommonly pleasing that I was not without apprehensions for myself.
A messenger from God foretold
thy birth Conceived in me a virgin; he foretold
Thou shouldst be great, and sit on David's throne, And of thy kingdom there should be no end.
Surely the wickedness of falsehood, and breach of faith, cannot possibly be so highly expressed, as in that it shall be the last peal, to call the judgments of God upon the generations of men; it being foretold
, that when Christ cometh, he shall not find faith upon the earth.
there will be plenty of pasture there this year." To their minds an earthquake foretold
rain as surely as rain foretold
Assembl'd Angels, and ye Powers return'd From unsuccessful charge, be not dismaid, Nor troubl'd at these tidings from the Earth, Which your sincerest care could not prevent, Foretold so lately what would come to pass, When first this Tempter cross'd the Gulf from Hell.
So spake this Oracle, then verifi'd When JESUS son of MARY second EVE, Saw Satan fall like Lightning down from Heav'n, Prince of the Aire; then rising from his Grave Spoild Principalities and Powers, triumpht In open shew, and with ascention bright Captivity led captive through the Aire, The Realme it self of Satan long usurpt, Whom he shall tread at last under our feet; Eevn hee who now foretold his fatal bruise, And to the Woman thus his Sentence turn'd.
Remember with what mild And gracious temper he both heard and judg'd Without wrauth or reviling; wee expected Immediate dissolution, which we thought Was meant by Death that day, when lo, to thee Pains onely in Child-bearing were foretold, And bringing forth, soon recompenc't with joy, Fruit of thy Womb: On mee the Curse aslope Glanc'd on the ground, with labour I must earne My bread; what harm?
I could not forgive her for becoming an object of pity, while Lena Lingard, for whom people had always foretold
trouble, was now the leading dressmaker of Lincoln, much respected in Black Hawk.