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Holy Writ.

ANSWER.

The baptism of John, was it from Heaven, or of men ? Answer me.

MARK xi.

APPEAL.

Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of Thy servant, O Lord my God! to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer which Thy servant prayeth before Thee this day !

1 KINGS, viii.

APPEASE. Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord : that thou mayest remember and be confounded, when I am pacified towards thee for all that thou hast done.

EZEKIEL, xvi.

ARK.

There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

GENESIS, vii.

ARMOUR. When a stronger than he shall come upon him and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted.

ST. LUKE, xi.

Shakespeare,

ARMS. What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted ? Thrice is he armd, that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted !

2 HENRY VI. iii. 2.

BABES.
He that of greatest works is finisher,
Oft does them by the weakest minister ;
So Holy Writ in babes hath judgment shewn,
When judges have been babes.

ALL 'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, ii. 1.

BAPTISM.

And we will hear, note, and believe in heart,
That what you speak is, in your conscience, wash'd
As pure as sin with baptism.

HENRY V. i. 2.

There is a fair young maid, that yet wants baptism.

HENRY VIII. v. 2.

BARABBAS.

I have a daughter :
Would any of the stock of Barabbas
Had been her husband, rather than a christian !

MERCHANT OF VENICE, iv. 1.

Holy writ.

ARMS. He put on righteousness as a breast-plate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head.

ISAIAH, lix.

My righteousness is near, and mine arms shall judge the people. The isles shall wait upon me, and on my arm shall they trust.

ISAIAH, li. BABES. Behold, the Lord of Hosts doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff : the mighty man, the judge, the prophet, the prudent, and the ancient.

- * * * And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

ISAIAH, iii.

BAPTISM.

And now, why tarriest thou ? arise and be baptized, and wash away thy sins : calling on the name of the Lord.

Acts, xxii.

And a certain woman named Lydia was baptized ; and her household.

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The chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

MATTHEW, xxvii.

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Before my God, I might not this believe,
Without the sensible and true avouch
Of mine own eyes.

HAMLET, i. 1.

BEELZEBUB.

Truly he holds Beelzebub at the stave's end, as well as a man in his case may do.

TWELFTH NIGHT, v. I.

Who's there, i' the name of Beelzebub ?

MACBETH, ii. 3.

BETRAY.
O, then my best blood turn
To an infected jelly; and my name
Be yok'd with his, that did betray the Best !

WINTER'S TALE, i. 2.

Holy Writ.

BASAN.

As the Hill of Basan, so is God's Hill: even an high hill as the Hill of Basan.

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Many oxen are come about me: fat bulls of Basan close me in on every side.

PSALM xxii.

Lift up thy voice in Basan.

JEREMIAH, xxii.

BELIEVE Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.

JOHN, iv.

BEELZEBUB.

Ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub; and if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out?

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BETRAY. And Jesus said, Woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed ! good were it for that man if he had never been born!

MARK, xiv.

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