Museum of Antiquity: A Description of Ancient Life : the Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, the Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, the Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 Years Ago

Lone Star Publishing House, 1881 - 944 pages
Salesman's dummy, consisting of specimen pages, followed by a publisher's announcement, reviews, samples of bindings, and a group of ruled leaves recording the names of subscribers in and around Florence, South Carolina.

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Page 382 - And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace; where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
Page 713 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground : Another race the following spring supplies, They fall successive, and successive rise ; So generations in their course decay, 185 So flourish these, when those are past away.
Page 423 - This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, " I am, and there is none beside me:" how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in ! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
Page 934 - THUS saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: Where is the house that ye build unto me? And where is the place of my rest ? For all those things hath mine hand made, And all those things have been, saith the Lord: But to this man will I look, Even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, And trembleth at my word.
Page 774 - Thus was beauty sent from heaven, The lovely ministress of truth and good In this dark world : for truth and good are one, And beauty dwells in them, and they in her, With like participation.
Page 672 - They are, under the point of view of religion and philosophy, wholly rotten, and from the sole of the foot to the crown of the head there is no soundness in them.
Page 16 - And tears adown that dusty cheek have rolled. Have children climbed those knees, and kissed that face? What was thy name and station, age and race...
Page 15 - How the world looked when it was fresh and young, And the great deluge still had left it green; Or was it then so old that history's pages Contained no record of its early ages ? Still silent!
Page 707 - ACHILLES' wrath, to Greece the direful spring Of woes unnumber'd, heavenly goddess, sing ! That wrath which hurl'd to Pluto's gloomy reign The souls of mighty chiefs untimely slain ; Whose limbs, unburied on the naked shore, 5 Devouring dogs and hungry vultures tore...
Page 15 - Since first thy form was in this box extended, We have above ground seen some strange mutations: The Roman empire has begun and ended — New worlds have risen- — we have lost old nations; And countless kings have into dust been humbled, While not a fragment of thy flesh has crumbled.

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