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Biblical Bellweather

To become… “Four score and seven”

1611 - Paying heed To not only Substance But deeding homage To style What a dramatic Duality Was gifted To writers And all literati By King James Be it Dickens Or Melville The way of Their words Were co-expressed With Old Testament Metaphor And Lincoln orations Notably tweaked “Three score and ten”

Did they usurp Or plagiarize? Of course they did Validating… “There is nothing new Under the sun” But how could We not be captured By their storytelling As in Moby Dick… “Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood Stand dressed In living green So to the Jews Old Canaan stood – While Jordan Rolled between” Now… Who can top that?


Essay biblical bellweather