The text is written, as will be observed, in symbolic language.
In this case, however, the principles of symbolic language are clearly abandoned and a mere ordinary figurative meaning given.
But they do not, for this symbolic language is not found in either Homer or Hesiod.
Let us listen to the symbolic language so familiar to our fathers, and with which we are so little acquainted.
Now, the book of Revelation is made up of this symbolic language.
They are the symbolic language of his deepest thoughts and highest aspirations, while his innermost life again interprets them.
In Revelation, chapter 5, a wonderful picture is given in symbolic language.
Only a genius could invent a new, symbolic language to express feelings so alien to the European.
The symbolic language created by Peano plays a very grand rôle in these new researches.
This, however, would be in direct conflict with the known laws of symbolic language.