Paved with Love

September 28, 1873

PAVED WITH LOVE.   “The midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.”— Canticles iii. 10.   THIS portion of the Song describes the royal bridegroom as travelling up from the wilderness in an eastern palanquin, attended by his bodyguard, and by those who bear torches and burn perfumes. We have a description of the sumptuous …


The Apple Tree in the Wood

July 6, 1873

The Apple Tree in the Wood   “As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons.” — Song of Solomon ii. 3.   BY the apple tree would probably be intended by the oriental writer either the citron, or the pomegranate, or the orange. I suppose he did not refer to …


The Good Shepherdess

May 31, 1873

The Good Shepherdess   “Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions? If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of …

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