THE MOUND BUILDERS (Google eBook)

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Page 40 - The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.
Page 106 - was a man of rigid truthfulness, and had an impatient contempt and hatred of imposture or fraud," and he took a special interest in this tablet ; had a mold made of it and distributed quite a number of casts among his friends, and never was *" Ancient Monuments," p. 275. heard to doubt or dispute its genuineness, but believed it to be a true relic of the Mound Builders. Mr. Clarke, however, falls into an error in stating that "no doubt is cast upon it for thirty years.
Page 137 - James (chap. 1. v. 1) speaks of "the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad." The Jews earlysettled in all the commercial and manufacturing cities of Syria, Kgypt, and other parta of the seacoasts of Africa, Asia Minor, Greece and Italy. Different Nations. There is one thing that impresses itself upon the mind of the investigator, viz : that owing to the manner in which they lived, the extent of territory occupied, and the diversity of the works, there could not have been a central government,...
Page 105 - It will be observed that there are but three scrolls or figures four of one and two of each of the others. Probably no serious discussion of the question whether or not these figures are hieroglyphical is needed. They more resemble the stalk and flowers of a plant than anything else in nature. What significance, if any, may attach to the peculiar markings or graduations at the end, it is not undertaken to say.
Page 52 - ... clear, and seemed to have been formed by the sudden covering up of the wood, while burning, inasmuch as the trunks and branches retained their form, though entirely carbonized, and the earth immediately above, as well as below, was burned of a reddish color. Below this layer, the earth became much more compact and difficult of excavation. At the depth of twenty-two feet, and on a level with the original surface, immediately underneath the charcoal layer, and, like that, somewhat to one side of...
Page 146 - In the light of modern discovery and scientific investigation we are able to follow the Mound Builders. We first found them in Ohio engaged in tilling the soil and developing a civilization peculiar to themselves. Driven from their homes they sought an asylum. in the South, and from there they wandered into Mexico, where' we begin to learn something more definite concerning them.
Page 55 - Conforming to the curve of the hill, and occupying its very summit, is the serpent, its head resting near the point, and its body winding back for seven hundred feet, in graceful undulations, terminating in a triple coil at the tail.
Page 41 - The usual dimensions are, however, considerably less than the examples here given. The greater number range from six to thirty feet in perpendicular height, by forty to one hundred feet in diameter at the base.
Page 98 - To his astonishment, his friend unhesitatingly declared that the prisoner had mistaken the whole series of incidents which had passed before his eyes. The supposed officer was not an officer at all, but the servant of a foreign ambassador ; it was he who had dealt the first blow ; he had not drawn his sword, but the other had snatched it from his side, and had run him through the body before...
Page 112 - This is an irresolvable nebula, figured by Sir John Herschel, during his residence at the Cape of Good Hope. Its favourable position, as seen in southern latitudes, enabled Herschel to trace the outline of the nebula much farther than any preceding observer had done. The singular figure of this object seems to suggest some power of attraction operating on the particles of matter, or the...

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