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The First Mortgage

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"Now reader, go along with me,
Away back to Eternity;
Go back beyond the days of youth,
Where everything that was, was truth."

A poetic rendition of the Old and New Testament, selected stories. Quite a rare, book, but fun and thought provoking...

Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published 1904 by Rhodes & McClure Publishing Co. (first published 1891)
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John Conrad
This rare book from the turn of the century was given to me as a gift from a man who loved the scriptures and wanted to pass on a family heirloom. The humor in this poetic version of the Bible always surprises me. For Example:

"And quickly then the gossips said,
That Eve and Adam soon would wed;
And Eve was glad, and did rejoice
To know that she was Adam's choice.

Without a mansion, house, or cot,
Adam went and the license got,
And as they stood there side by side,
Old mother Eve became a bride.

No mothe
I picked this up in an antique shop and I am already in love with it. It is a 200 page long poem of bible stories. It is wonderful, thoughtful and comical. I am thinking of buying a better copy of it, the one I got is pretty shabby.
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