An universal history: in twenty-four books (Google eBook)

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Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1837 - World history
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Page 74 - it is possible that some Tyrians or Carthaginians, thrown by storms upon unknown coasts. uncertain if ever the same tracts might be again discovered, chose to leave this monument of their adventures.
Page 199 - Juba; fought 50 battles, in which 1,192,000 men fell ; was the greatest orator in the world, next to Cicero ; set a pattern to all historians, which has never been excelled ; wrote learnedly on the sciences of grammar and augury ; and, falling by a premature death, left memorials of his great plans for the extension of the empire, and the legislation of the world. So true it is, that it is not time that is wanting to men, but resolution to turn it to the best advantage.
Page 74 - It would be too bold to draw an inference from the monument, apparently Punic, which was found some years ago in the forests behind Boston. It is possible that some Tyrians or Carthaginians, thrown by storms on these unknown coasts, uncertain if ever the same tracts might be again discovered, chose to leave this monument of their adventures.
Page vi - It is difficult to conceive how the head of one man could contain a whole world of occurrences and dates. The six thousand years of .authentic history were perfectly arranged in his memory ; and his studies had been so accurate, that his impressions remained as vivid as if he had been a living witness of the events.
Page 276 - North," says Jornandes, on the authority of ancient sagas, " hostile tribes long divided the island of Scanzia" or Scandinavia, "a region extending to the limit of the habitable globe, where in the winter a gloomy night covers the earth with darkness during forty days, and in the summer the sun remains above the horizon for an equal time. The...
Page 17 - ... has tamed and led with him over the whole earth, as the ox, the horse, the ass, the sheep, the goat, the camel, the hog, the dog, the cat, and even the gentle rein-deer, which accompanies him even to the icy polar tracts.
Page 270 - ... blue eyes, red hair and beards. They were indefatigable in war, but indolent in sedentary labours. They endured hunger more patiently than thirst, and cold than the heat of the meridian sun. They disdained towns as the refuge of a timorous, and the hiding-places of a thievish populace. They burnt them in the countries which they conquered, or suffered them to fall into decay ; and centuries elapsed before they surrounded their villages with walls. Their huts, dispersed like those of the Alpine...
Page 183 - His brother Caius, more eloquent, and possessed of greater abilities, after the lapse of ten years, attempted a similar enterprise. He proposed that, " according to the old Licinian law, no Roman citizen should possess more than 500 acres of land ; that all Cisalpine Gaul should be included in Italy, and should partake of the same privileges; that corn should be sold to the people at an extremely low price ; that 600 knights should be enrolled in the senate, and that the judicial office should be...
Page 271 - ... burnt them in the countries which they conquered, or suffered them to fall into decay ; and centuries elapsed before they surrounded their villages with walls. Their huts, dispersed like those of the Alpine people, were placed on the banks of rivulets, or near fountains, or in woods, or in the midst of fields. Every farm constituted a distinct centre round which the herds of the owner wandered, or where among agricultural tribes the women and slaves tilled the land. The Germans used very little...
Page 174 - ... increasing age. Antioch was one of the most voluptuous cities in the world ; and there the great Antiochus slumbered under the laurels of his earlier years. At this time Hannibal fled to his court, who succeeded in engaging Asia in a contest against the power of Rome. After war was declared, the councils of Hannibal were not listened to with respect to the manner of conducting it. Crowned with garlands, surrounded with eunuchs, by the sound of the flute and lyre, the great Antiochus went forth...

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