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" Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever! "
The art of weaving by hand and by power, with an account of its rise and ... - Page 18
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Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830: Stress Points in the English Augustan Tradition

Claude Julien Rawson - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 309 pages
...were written in a book!" '. I do not know whether Boswell knew thai Cradock was quoting Job 19.23, 'Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!', which may give a quizzical turn to the comment. But the thing to notice in what Boswell says is that...
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Suffering and the Remedy of Art

Harold Schweizer - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 215 pages
...comforters, "How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?" (19:2). And later on: "Oh, that my words were now written! / Oh that they were printed in a book" (19:23) or "Oh . . . that mine adversary had written a book!" (31:35). Yet, to prolong the desire for...
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The Hundred Days

Patrick O'Brian - Fiction - 1998 - 280 pages
...observe an already ancient naval tradition and throw out a signal consisting of book, chapter and verse: 'Oh that my words were now written, oh, that they were printed in a book' was the quotation that had been addressed to him in the Baltic by Admiral Gambier when he was very...
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The Antiquary

Sir Walter Scott - Fiction - 1999 - 454 pages
...ye see at what do you want from. 256.12 tablets of brass with apen of steel compare Job 19.23-24:'Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever'. In the Bible it is usually 'tables...
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A Leg to Stand On

Oliver Sacks, Oliver W. Sacks - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 224 pages
...I possibly keep this to myself." And following straight on this thought came more words out of Job: "Oh, that my words were now written! Oh, that they were printed in a book!" In that moment I knew I must describe my experiences. Never have I so known the swiftness of thought:...
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Autobiographical Inscriptions: Form, Personhood, and the American Woman ...

Barbara Rodriguez - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 240 pages
...Amy Lang's attention (47); she notes with interest the subsequent uncited section of this passage: "Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! that they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever! (Job 19:23-25)." The desire, recorded...
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Blue at the Mizzen (Vol. Book 20) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Patrick O'Brian - Fiction - 1999 - 261 pages
...(an aspiring author) began his hesitant reading of a neighbour's sermon based upon a text from Job: 'Oh that my words were now written, oh that they were printed in a book'. Then came some familiar hymns, in which Poll Skeeping and Maggie Tyler, who knew the words, distinguished...
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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Edgar Allan Poe - Fiction - 1999 - 245 pages
...that Job's view expressed his own. Also relevant is the verse that immediately precedes Job 19:24: "Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!" (Job 19:23). And, in light of the allegory of Christ prophesying the New Jerusalem at the close of...
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Celtic Linguistics, 1700-1850: Celtic researches, Volume 5

Edward Davies - Celtic languages - 2000 - 561 pages
...bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquity of my youth." In another, he exclaims, " Oh ! that my words were now written, Oh! that they were printed in a book! (stamped, as 011 the Babylonian bricks?) — that they were graven with an iron, pen and lead in the...
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Exploring the Gospel of John: An Expository Commentary

John Phillips - Religion - 2001 - 432 pages
...the bodily resurrection of the believer was voiced by Job in the midst of his sufferings. He said, "Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever! For I know that my redeemer liveth,...
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