Ancient History: Containing the History of the Egyptians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Medes, Lydians, Carthaginians, Persians, Macedonians, the Seleucidae in Syria, and Parthians: History of the Macedonians, the Seleucidae in Syria, and Parthians

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R. Carter, 1844 - History, Ancient
 

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Page 271 - Fret not thyself because of evildoers, Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
Page 141 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
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Page 323 - ... historian hath related so many circumstances, and in such exact order of time, as the prophet hath foretold them ; so that it was necessary to have recourse to several authors, Greek and Roman, Jewish and Christian ; and to collect here something from one, and to collect there something from another, for better explaining and illustrating the great variety of particulars contained in this prophecy.
Page 239 - Hear the just law — the judgment of the skies, He that hates truth shall be the dupe of lies : And he that will be cheated to the last, Delusions strong as Hell shall bind him fast.
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