Landmarks of history. Ancient history: from the earliest times of the Mahometan conquest. By the author of 'Kings of England'.

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1852 - 235 pages
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Page 130 - Lo, the poor crieth, and the Lord heareth him : yea, and saveth him out of all his troubles. 7 The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear Him : and delivereth them.
Page 186 - Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance that they might obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment...
Page 75 - Therefore the he-goat waxed very great : and when he was strong, the great horn was broken ; and for it came up four notable ones, toward the four winds of heaven.
Page 229 - There is no God but one God, and Mahomet is his prophet ! — I desire to embrace the true religion !" The other infidel repeated the same words.
Page 3 - Sphynx, a monster with the head of a woman and the body of a lion...
Page 11 - He shall recount his worthies : they shall stumble in their walk ; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared. The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.
Page 68 - And the rough goat was the King of Grecia." He then proceeded southwards, beseiged and took Gaza, after a brave resistance, which he cruelly requited, and entered Egypt, subduing it with little difficulty. On one of the peninsulas formed by the mouth of the Nile, he founded a city, called after his name Alexandria, which became the capital of Egypt under its Greek rulers...
Page 63 - ALEXANDER, son of Philip and his Epirot queen Olympias, was twenty years of age when he came to the throne. On the night of his birth, the temple of Diana at Ephesus was burnt to the ground, by a man named Erostratus, in the foolish desire of making himself notorious, and this, Alexander liked to consider as an omen that he should himself kindle a flame in Asia. He traced his descent...
Page 90 - Albans, who inhabited a neighbouring city. 3. It was agreed that the war should be decided by a battle between three champions on each side. In the army of the Albans there were three brothers, each named Curiatius, and in the Roman army there were likewise three, by the name of Horatius. 4. These Horatii and Curiatii were fixed upon as the champions. They fought in an open plain; and on each side stood the ranks of armed warriors, with...
Page 70 - Antipater does not. know that one tear of a mother will blot out ten thousand of his letters." Unfortunately, the hero who subdued the known world had never conquered himself. In a moment of drunken passion he slew Clitus, his dearest friend, who had saved his life in battle. He shut himself up for days after this horrible deed, lamenting his crime, and refusing to eat or to transact any business.

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