John Greenleaf Whittier (18071892). The Poetical Works in Four Volumes. 1892.
Narrative and Legendary Poems
Rabbi Ishmael Ben Elisha said, Once, I entered into the Holy of Holies [as High Priest] to burn incense, when I saw Aktriel [the Divine Crown] Jah, Lord of Hosts, sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, who said unto me, Ishmael, my son, bless me. I answered, May it please Thee to make Thy compassion prevail over Thine anger; may it be revealed above Thy other attributes; mayest Thou deal with Thy children according to it, and not according to the strict measure of judgment. It seemed to me that He bowed His head, as though to answer Amen to my blessing.Talmud (Berachôth, i. f. 6. b.)