the remains of a worship which preceded the rise of the Hellenic mythology and its attendant rites, grounded on a view of nature, less fanciful, more earnest, and better fitted to awaken both philosophical thought and religious feeling. A History of Greece - Page 143by Connop Thirlwall - 1845Full view
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Henry Frank - Bible - 1911 - 409 pages
...of the venerable bards of the mystical age. . . The doctrines taught in the mysteries were doubtless the remains of a worship which preceded the rise of...both philosophical thought and religious feeling." — Anthon, Dictionary of Antiquities, art. " Eleusinia." A Grecian " Mater Dolorosa " 243 new character....