Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records of Time, to the General Peace of 1801, Volume 4

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Isaac Collins and sons, 1803 - World history
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Page 31 - he formed our youth, and taught our children to love their country, and to honour their parents. In this place, he gave us his admirable lessons, and sometimes made us seasonable reproaches, to engage us more warmly in the pursuit of virtue..
Page 311 - Alexander was so struck at this answer, and surprised at the greatness of the man, who had taken so little notice of him, that as he went away, he told his followers who were laughing at the moroseness of the philosopher, that if he were not Alexander, he would choose to be Diogenes.
Page 26 - I am not offended at my judges, for condemning me so unjustly. I make it my particular request, that all of you will so behave towards my sons, when they attain the years of reason and manhood, as I have ever treated you. I entreat you will not cease to blame and accuse them, when you see them prefer wealth, or pleasure, or any other frivolous object, to the inestimable worth of virtue. And if they think highly of their own merit, while, at the same time, C) Athenians t it is insignificant and of...
Page 315 - ... consulting the oracle : and accordingly the priestess refused to go to the temple. But Alexander, who could not bear any contradiction to his will, took her forcibly by the arm, and as he was leading her to the temple, she cried out, " My son, thou
Page 316 - Antipater as viceroy, with twelve thousand foot, and near the same number of horse. He also inquired into the domestic affairs of his friends, giving to one an estate in land, to another a village, to a third the revenues of a town, to a fourth the toll of a harbour. As all the revenues of his demesnes were already employed and exhausted by his donations, Perdiccas said to him, " My lord, what is it you reserve for yourself?
Page 373 - His navigalion employed several months, being frequently retarded by hostilities with the natives, particularly the warlike tribe of the Malli. These Barbarians were driven from the open country; their cities were successively besieged and taken ; but, at the storm of their capital, a scene was transacted, which betrayed temerity in Alexander, and which would have indicated madness in any other general. When their streets were filled with the enemy, the Malli took refuge in their citadel.
Page 26 - ... sons* And now I go to die, and you to live ; but which is preferable the divinity only knows." It is no wonder, that the disciples of Socrates should have considered the events of his extraordinary life, and more especially the conclusion of it, as regulated and directed by the interposition of Heaven. His unalterable firmness and amiable virtues were evinced and displayed in every circumstance. It happened that his trial took place immediately after the commencement of an annual festival, in...
Page 343 - ... battering engines was deadened by green hides and coverlets of wool, and whenever an opening was effected, the bravest combatants advanced to defend the breach. But time and fatigue, which exhausted the vigour of the enemy, only confirmed the perseverance of Alexander. On the third day his engines assailed the walls; and the fleet, divided into two squadrons, attacked the opposite harbours. A wide breach being effected, Alexander commanded the hulks which carried the engines, to retire, and others,...
Page 339 - This boldness appears remarkable in a natio* of merchants, long unaccustomed to war. But the resources of their wealth and commerce seem to have elevated the courage, instead of softening the character, of the Tyrians. Their city, which, in the language of the East, was styled " the eldest daughter of Sidon," had long reigned queen of the sea.
Page 61 - ... usually ranged into an order peculiarly termed phalanx ; which was of such strength, that it was able to bear any shock, with what violence soever charged upon them. The Macedonians were the most famous for this way of embattling ; their phalanx is described by Polybius to be a square battail of pikemen, consisting of sixteen in flank, and five hundred in front ; the soldiers standing so close together, that the pikes of the fifth rank were extended three feet, beyond the front of the battail...

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