A General History of the World, from the Creation to the Present Time: Including All the Empires, Kingdoms, and States, Their Revolution, Forms of Government, Laws, Religions, Customs and Manners...together with Their Chronology, Antquities, Public Buildings, and Curiosities of Nature and Art, Volume 2
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Page 45 - Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, 7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia : but the Spirit suffered them not.
Page 23 - Whom men could not honour in presence, because they dwelt far off, they took the counterfeit of his visage from far, and made an express image of a king whom they honoured, to the end that by this their forwardness they might flatter him that was absent as if he were present.
Page 43 - Nitocris, with orders, at an appointed 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...
Page 328 - he had profecuted to the utmoft of his. " power •*• pou-er the war againft the Thracians, and other -" enemies to the ftate of Athens. But that it was *' true, he had not made any inroads into Mace...
Page 358 - House, and ordered to go with some other persons, whom they named, to seize one Leon, a man of rank and fortune, whom they determined to put out of the way, that they might enjoy his estate. This commission Socrates positively refused. " I will not willingly," said he,
Page 43 - To which end he caused a line of circumvallation to be drawn quite round the city with a large and deep ditch ; and, that his troops might not be over-fatigued, he divided his army into twelve bodies, and assigned each of them its month for guarding the trenches.
Page 36 - Nebuchadnezzar embellished it, and made it one of the wonders of the world. The most famous works in and about it were the walls of the city, the temple of Belus, Nebuchadnezzar's palace, the hanging gardens, the banks of the river, the artificial lake, and the canals. The walls were 87 feet thick, 350 feet high, and...
Page 143 - Greece : and that he might never forget this resolution , he commanded one of his officers to cry out to him with a loud voice every night, when he was at supper : Sir, remember the Athenians.
Page 134 - ... splendid bow, suspended at his right hand, upon a corner of the golden throne whereon he sat, he thus continued : — " Give your master this weapon, and say the king of Ethiopia advises the monarch of Persia to make war against his country, when the Persians shall be able thus easily to bend so strong a bow; and, in the mean time, to thank the gods, that they never inspired the Ethiopians with a desire of extending their dominions beyond the boundaries of their native country.