Excerpt from The Nation's Lament: A Sermon Preached by the Rev. Dr. Adler, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire; At the Memorial Service Held at the Great Synagogue, on Wednesday, January 20th, 5652-1892
These plaintive ejaculations are, in all... probability, a fragment of the funeral dirge which the Prophet Jeremiah composed on the occasion of the early death of good King Josiah. This monarch ascended the throne of Judah at the tender age of eight years, and proved himself to be the most godly of the royal race. But - strange and mysterious dis pensation! Actuated, probably, by loyalty to the Assyrian King, he goes to war against Pharaoh N echo of Egypt he is struck by an arrow, and exclaims, Have me away, for I am sore The young King is. Borne bleeding from the fray in the valley of Megiddo and is brought back to Jerusalem.
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