A Brief History of Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern Peoples: With Some Account of Their Monuments, Institutions, Arts, Manners and Customs

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American Book Company, 1883 - History - 600 pages
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Page 521 - His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Page 506 - Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one.
Page 105 - When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like, when done to yourself, do not do to others.
Page 160 - Be it driven in the face Of the stars up in heaven, as they walk to and fro ! Let him hurl me anon, into Tartarus — on — To the blackest degree, With Necessity's vortices strangling me down ! But he cannot join death to a fate meant for me ! Hermes.
Page 521 - On what foundation stands the warrior's pride, How just his hopes, let Swedish Charles decide. A frame of adamant, a soul of fire, No dangers fright him, and no labours tire ; O'er love, o'er fear, extends his wide domain...
Page 74 - The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to work in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every device which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father.
Page 499 - He nothing common did or mean Upon that memorable scene: But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try. Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head, Down as upon a bed.
Page 580 - I. Universal suffrage. 2. Vote by ballot. 3. Annual Parliaments. 4. Payment of members. 5. Abolition of the property qualification. 6. Equal electoral districts.
Page 61 - ... the size and solemn grandeur of its buildings. But, except in this one respect, the great African kingdom must be regarded as inferior to her Asiatic rival — which was indeed "a cedar in Lebanon, exalted above all the trees of the field — fair in...
Page 106 - I had been born beyond the seas, in some remote part of the earth, where the people — far removed from the converting maxims of the ancient kings, and ignorant of the domestic relations — are clothed with the leaves of plants, eat wood, dwell in the wilderness, and live in the holes of the earth.

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