Outlines of History: With Original Tables, Chronological, Genealogical and Literary

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Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger., 1870 - 238 стор.
 

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Сторінка 167 - An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, infra spheeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three...
Сторінка 136 - Shakspeare is the chief of all Poets hitherto ; the greatest intellect who, in our recorded world, has left record of himself in the way of Literature. On the whole, I know not such a power of vision, such a faculty of thought, if we take all the characters of it, in any other man. Such a calmness of depth; placid joyous strength; all things imaged in that great soul of his so true and clear, as in a tranquil unfathomable sea!
Сторінка 167 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Сторінка 189 - The human avalanche, which for thirteen years had alarmed the nations from the Danube to the Ebro, from the Seine to the Po, rested beneath the sod or toiled under the yoke of slavery ; the forlorn hope of the German migrations had performed its duty ; the homeless people of the Cimbri and their comrades were no more.
Сторінка 139 - ... our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas...
Сторінка 146 - According to the legend, the first of the Christian emperors was healed of the leprosy, and purified in the waters of baptism, by St Silvester, the Roman bishop ; and never was physician more gloriously recompensed. His royal proselyte withdrew from the seat and patrimony of St Peter ; declared his resolution of founding a new capital in the East ; and resigned to the popes the free and perpetual sovereignty of Rome, Italy, and the provinces of the West f . This fiction was productive of the most...
Сторінка 132 - ... special stamp of either calling, uniting Hellenic culture with the fullest national feeling of a Roman, an accomplished speaker and of graceful manners — Publius Scipio won the hearts of soldiers and of women, of his countrymen and of the Spaniards, of his rivals in the senate and of his greater Carthaginian antagonist.
Сторінка 29 - The patriarch appears here as the. head of a small confederacy of chiefs, powerful enough to venture on a long pursuit to the head of the valley of the Jordan, to attack with success a large force, and not only to rescue Lot, but to roll back for a time the stream of northern immigration. His high position is seen in the gratitude of the people, and the dignity with which he refuses the character of a hireling. That it did...
Сторінка 82 - ALRASCHID, a celebrated caliph of the Saracens, ascended the throne in 786, and was the most potent prince of his race, ruling over territories extending from Egypt to Khorassan. He gained many splendid victories over the Greek emperors, and obtained immense renown lor his bravery, magnificence, and love of letters ; but he was cruel and tyrannical. D. 808. HARPER, ROBERT GOODLOK, was a native of Virginia, but when very young removed with his parents to North Carolina.
Сторінка 77 - ... Trade Settlements. — The reign of James I. is signalized by the commencement of that system of colonization which has resulted in the establishment of the English race in almost every quarter of the globe. In the year 1607 Jamestown, so named in honor of the king, was founded in Virginia. This was the first permanent English settlement within the limits of the United States. In 1620 some Separatists, or Pilgrims, who had found in Holland a temporary refuge from persecution, pushed across the...

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