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The Moslems fancy that it is necessary, when a man is bow-strung, to relax the rope a little before death occurs to let the soul escape. The Greeks and Romans seemed to think that the soul made its escape with life out of the death-wound.

Soul. The Moslems say that the souls of the faithful assume the forms of snowwhite birds, and nestle under the throne of Allah until the resurrection.

Soul. Heracliʹtus held the soul to be a spark of the soul to be a spark of the stellar essence: “scintilla stellaris essentiæ.” (Macrobius: Somnium Scipioris, lib. i. cap. 14.)

“Vital spark of heavenly flame,

Quit, oh! quit this mortal frame.”

Pope: The Dying Christian to his Soul.

Soul, in Egyptian hieroglyphics, is represented by several emblems, as a basket of fire, a heron, a hawk with a human face, and a ram.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sorites (Greek)
Sorrows of Werther
Sortēs Biblicæ
Sortes Virgilianæ
Sotadios or Sotadic Verse
Sothic Year
Soul Cakes
Soul and Spirit
Soul of a Goose or Capon
Sound Dues
Sound as a Bell
Sound as a Roach
Sour Grapes
Sour Grapeism

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