The History of Switzerland, for the Swiss People (Google eBook)

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C. S. Francis & Company, 1855 - Switzerland - 405 pages
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Page 408 - Essays on the Principles of Morality, and on the Private and Political Rights and Obligations of Mankind. By Jonathan Dymond. With a Preface by the Rev.
Page 411 - ... 2. For a Reading and Lecture-Book. It would form a most excellent syllabus for private or school-room lectures, for " Unlike most books, the title comes very far short of the contents. We must cordially commend it to all who have to do with education.
Page 411 - The questions are such as are familiar to every person, and should be understood by every child. Who has not been asked by a child some such questions as these ? Why does a candle show light ? Why is ice cold and fire hot ? Why does water boil and freeze ? Why does the air dry damp linen ? THE OBJECT OF DR. BREWER'S GUIDE TO SCIENCE is to supply answers to about 2000 such questions, in language so simple that every child may understand...
Page 41 - Tell was on the rock, the boat out about the lake. The freed man climbed the mountain, and fled across the land of Schwyz ; and he thought in his troubled heart, " Whither can I fly from the wrath of the tyrant ? Even if I escape from his pursuit, he has my wife and child in my house as hostages. What may not Gessler do to my family, when Landenberg put out the eyes of the old man of Melchthal on account of a servant's broken fingers ? Where is the judgment-seat before which I can cite Gessler, when...
Page 412 - A GUIDE TO ENGLISH COMPOSITION; or one hundred and twenty subjects analyzed, and illustrated from analogy, history and the writings of celebrated ancient and modern authors, to teach the art of argumentation and the development of thought. By Rev. Dr. Brewer, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Revised and adapted for the use of Schools in the United States. Price, 87 1-2 cents. " The Guide to English Composition...
Page 39 - Schwyz and Unterwalden, in a small bushy meadow at the foot of the rocks of Seelisberg, opposite the little village of Brunnen. It is called Rutli, from the clearing of bushes ; there they were far from all human habitations. Soon each brought the joyful news that death was more desirable to all the people than so shameful a yoke. When, on the night of 17th of November, 1307, they came together, and each of the Three had brought with him to the meadow of the Rutli, ten true and honorable men, determined...
Page 415 - ... highest order. Without launching out into abstruse speculations on the grounds of moral obligation, it takes its stand on the revealed will of God as the rule of practical ethics, and in a tone of earnest, but kind and winning remonstrance, rebukes...
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