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r acts by raising and returning stirrups upon the rack teeth of the other to raise and depress them relatively, and the rack-bar actually. The lever is locked by a stop which restrains its motions. Hoisting-machine, St. Catharine's Convent, Mt. Sinai. (from Harper.) Hoist′ing-ma-chine′. A machine for hoisting ore, merchandise, miners, passengers, etc., in mines, warehouses, hotels, etc. A primitive hoisting-machine, which resembles the modern capstan, is used in the Convent of St. Catharine, at the foot of Mt. Sinai, to raise travelers to a door in the second story. This is a somewhat inconvenient and tedious operation, but is used in a land where robbers goon horseback. It is also worthy of remark, that the people of the land have no idea of the value of time, and so set six men to help another in at the door. The convent was founded in the early ages of the Christian Church, and the chapel was built by Justinian in the sixth century. It is a vast, straggling buil
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 4: influence of Christian officers—concluded. (search)
kly to bear all that He chooses to lay upon us. Mightily as many earthly loves drew upon his soul, his Lord's love for him was more than all. He had prepared a place for him in His Father's House, and now he desired his coming. Beyond the river, and before the throne, His voice was heard saying, Father, I will that they whom Thou hast given me be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory. And then from Mount Zion, which is above, came words which once sounded in thunder from Mount Sinai; but now they came softly, and were unheard by any mortal ear. They were words of discharge and blessing, breathed in music that night over the pillow of the sleeping soldier: Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work; but the seventh is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. Six days for earth and labor; only six. Then his eternal Sabbath would begin; rest and worship and joy forever! The battle of Fort Donelson began on Wednesday. That night was spent in throwing up breastworks.