more Biblical stanzas
- The references to Biblical stories in stanzas Lix-LX are obvious for an
unbeliever to see. The story of the Tower of Babel can be found in
Children's story and colouring books that have no connection to the
We still speak of a babel of tongues .
In Byron's day, a sportsman might be called a Nimrod.
Blake drew a picture of Nebuchadonosor grazing. Daniel in the Lion's den
is another story which is known by some who do not know the source.
The story of Thisbe and Pyramus is not as well known but I remember
reading it in elementary school.
The notes in the Cambridge one volume say that Claudius Rich, esq,( line
493) was the author _Memoirs on the Ruins of Babylon_ 1815; Second