The History Of The Jews, From the Christian Era to the Dawn of the Reformation by Philip Gosse

“The people of Israel must ever be regarded with an interest unrivaled by that which attaches to any other of the nations of the earth… what picture of national history could ever display lights so bright, or shadows so deep and dark as this? No people ever stood on such a pinnacle of moral elevation, none ever fell into such an abyss of crime: no nation ever possessed such true grandeur, none ever groaned in such a depth of misery.