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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 Metropolitan - Page 201
1831
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The Ordering Mirror: Readers and Contexts

Literary Criticism - 1993 - 304 pages
...the hand of God hath touched me. . . .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, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:...
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Gothick Origins and Innovations

Allan Lloyd Smith, Victor Sage - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 234 pages
...God, and are not satisfied with my flesh? 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! (Job 19:21-24) Job's request that his words be printed in a book is of course answered sel f- reflex...
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The Bible Treasury: A Monthly Review of Prophetic and ..., Volume 1; Volume 5

Bible - 1856
...afterwards. Yet even Job could say : " 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 ! For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter dny upon the earth ; And...
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The Antiquary

Sir Walter Scott - Fiction - 1998 - 454 pages
...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 of stone', not of brass, in which words are set for ever, but in...
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Autobiographical Inscriptions: Form, Personhood, and the American Woman ...

Barbara Rodriguez - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 240 pages
...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 in this part of the passage, that the autobiographical...
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The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Edgar Allan Poe - Fiction - 1999 - 245 pages
...final line was probably drawn from Job 19:24, a passage concerning Job's wish regarding his words — "That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!" It is altogether likely that Poe, who had endured so many troubles, identified with Job and felt that...
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Celtic Linguistics, 1700-1850: Celtic researches

Edward Davies - Celtic languages - 2000 - 561 pages
...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 rock for ever!" Here writing is not spoken of as a new invention. It must have been an art long established, before...
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The Wisdom of the Torah

Dagobert D. Runes - Religion - 2001 - 300 pages
...God, and are not satisfied with my flesh? O that my words were now written! O that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever! For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though...
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Elysium

John W. Wohlfarth - History - 2001 - 400 pages
...reaffirm some of the folk mores of the past. 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, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth....
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Exploring the Gospel of John: An Expository Commentary

John Phillips - Religion - 2001 - 432 pages
...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, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:...
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