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But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own: and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.

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For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete.

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At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version: and this is the great literary monument of the English language.

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But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth: that is the happiness of being truly loved.

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A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.

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A great many things which in times of lesser knowledge we imagined to be superstitious or useless, prove today on examination to have been of immense value to mankind.

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For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete.

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But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own: and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.

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It is true that short forms of poetry have been cultivated in the Far East more than in modern Europe: but in all European literature short forms of poetry are to be found - indeed quite as short as anything in Japanese.

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