An universal history, from the earliest accounts to the present time (Google eBook)

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Page 430 - The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds
Page 430 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Page 362 - ... utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand...
Page 252 - Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you ; do this in remembrance of me.
Page 192 - Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star appeared; and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.
Page 424 - ... every one of these towers was ten feet higher than the walls. But this is to be understood only of those parts of the wall where there was need of towers...
Page 252 - He took the Cup; and, when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this ; for this is My Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins : Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of Me.
Page 427 - On the top of the arches were first laid large flat stones, sixteen feet long and four broad, and over them was a layer of reed mixed with a great quantity of bitumen, over which were two rows of bricks, closely cemented together by plaster, and...
Page 436 - This he therefore thought a proper time for furprifing them ; and accordingly fent a ftrong detachment to the head of the canal leading to the great lake, with orders at a certain time, to break down the great bank which was between the lake and the canal, and to turn the whole current into the lake. At the fame time he appointed one body of troops at the place where the river entered the city, and another where it came out ; ordering them to march in by the bed of the river as foon as they Ihoul...
Page 427 - ... consisted of terraces one above another, carried up to the height of the wall of the city, the ascent from terrace to terrace being by steps ten feet wide. The whole pile consisted of substantial arches upon arches, and was strengthened by a wall surrounding it on every side, twenty-two feet thick.

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