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12 Verse Abbassides Abulfeda Al-Mamon Al-Mansor Albertus Magnus Alchemy Alsephadi amongst Arabians Archbishop of Thessalonica Arrian relates art of distillation ascertained Attic Drachma Bacon and Albertus Bagdad Bibliotheque Orientale Blane of Lucknow Bruckeri Caliph called celebrated Haroun Al-Raschid Celsus Chap Chemistry chess coin Coverdale Critica Philosophise described Emperor employed English Bible especially Essential Oils Galen game of chess Geber German Gibbon observes Grass Hindostan Histoire des Mathematiques India inter Arabes Jicus etfecerunt sibi King known Laodicea learned Archbishop Linnaeus Luther Mathematiques par J. F. mentioned metallorum transmutandorum Montucla Nardus Indica natives of Malvah Oil of Spikenard Ointment of Spikenard Ointment was prepared PALL MALL pence three farthings Penny peny Persepolis Persia Persian plant qu'ils qu'on quantity of corn reason to believe Roger Bacon Roman SAMUEL SWINTON Sessa Sir Gilbert Blane Sir Joseph Banks Syria Theophilus translated Groschen true Nardus word aprons word Denarius word Groschen
Page 7 - Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair : and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
Page 15 - The caliph's whole army," says the historian Abulfeda, "both horse and foot, was under arms, which together made a body of one hundred and sixty thousand men. His state officers, the favorite slaves, stood near him in splendid apparel, their belts glittering with gold and gems.
Page 7 - This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
Page 15 - A hundred lions were brought out with a keeper to each lion. Among the other spectacles of rare and stupendous luxury, was a tree of gold and silver spreading into eighteen large branches...
Page 12 - Abbassides, he completed the designs of his grandfather, and invited the muses from their ancient seats. His ambassadors at Constantinople, his agents in Armenia, Syria, and Egypt, collected the volumes of Grecian science at his command they were translated by the most skilful interpreters into the Arabic language: his subjects were exhorted assiduously to peruse these instructive writings; and the successor of Mahomet assisted with pleasure and modesty at the assemblies and disputations of the learned....
Page 15 - Among the other spectacles of rare and stupendous luxury was a tree of gold and silver spreading into eighteen large branches, on which, and on the lesser boughs, sat a variety of birds made of the same precious metals, as well as the leaves of the tree. While the machinery effected spontaneous motions, the several birds warbled their natural harmony.
Page 15 - Almamon, who gave away four fifths of the income of a province, a sum of two millions four hundred thousand gold dinars, before he drew his foot from the stirrup. At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride (46), and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune.
Page 15 - At the nuptials of the same prince, a thousand pearls of the largest size were showered on the head of the bride, and a lottery of lands and houses displayed the capricious bounty of fortune. The glories of the court were brightened rather than unpaired in the decline of the empire, and a Greek ambassador might admire or pity the magnificence of the feeble Moctader.
Page 8 - IMPRINTED AT LONDON by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie, 1599.