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Our roving Bible;: Tracking its influence through English and American…

by Lawrence E. Nelson

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Contents: [1.] The Bible enters English: Angels and earthly creatures -- [2.] The Bible dominates the Middle English period: Men with growing wings -- God's playtime -- O mighty Lady -- Toy of the laity -- [3.] The Bible helps the modern age be born: Defender of the faith -- Geneva jigs -- Best seller -- Shakespeare and company -- Altars and angel wings -- [4.] The Bible brings the good and bad results of quarreling: Thwack-Coate Lane -- A famous forth-faring -- Prose classic -- Streamlining satan -- On going a journey -- Horse laughs and hot gizzards -- [5.] The Bible survives the lukewarm years: Crusoe's converts -- Pamela's predicament -- Hell's bells -- Wigs to wigwams -- [6.] The Bible captures saint and sinner: Damaged archangels -- Paeans of praise -- The satanic school -- New world symphony -- Wailers in the wilderness -- [7.] The Bible encounters certain dragons: Apes and agonies -- Grapes of wrath -- These restless heads -- Lame hands of faith -- Playing hob with holy things -- [8.] The Bible widens its borders: Robins and redbuds -- The reverend cream cheese -- Thus saith -- News, the manna of a day -- [9.] The Bible meets the twentieth century: Sex o'clock -- The demnition bowwows -- Back to Methuselah -- Melody in chaos -- Foxholes and atom bombs.
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