Universal History: In Perspective

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1854 - History - 462 pages
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Page 320 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Page 455 - It was the spectacle of a sea and billows of fire, a sky and clouds of flame, mountains of red rolling flame, like immense waves of the sea, alternately bursting forth and elevating themselves to skies of fire, and then sinking into the ocean of flame below. ' Oh ! it was the most grand, the most sublime, and the most terrific sight the world ever beheld.
Page 262 - I must certainly be old enough to manage my own concerns. I have been longer under the control of tutors than any ward in my dominions. I thank ye, my lords, for your past services, but do not require them any longer.
Page 261 - Galloping up to the archers, he exclaimed : " What are you doing, my lieges? Tyler was a traitor. Come with me, and I will be your leader.
Page 34 - Adam was condemned to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow ; and...
Page 224 - and let this memorable word, the inspiration surely of the Holy Spirit, be for ever adopted as your cry of battle, to animate the devotion and courage of the champions of Christ. His cross is the symbol of your salvation; wear it, a red, a bloody cross, as an external mark, on your breasts or shoulders, as a pledge of your sacred and irrevocable engagement.
Page 53 - And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the counsel of the old men which they had given him ; 14 and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
Page 413 - You may cut off my hand," he said, " or take my life, but I am marshal, elected by a free people, and I can only be deposed by a free people. I shall retire." This venerable man was eighty years old. They surrounded him, and opposed his departure, but Mokranowski, perceiving their violence, cried out, " Gentlemen, respect this old man ; let him go out ! If you must have a victim, here am I : — respect age and virtue ! " At the same time he repelled the...
Page 256 - Alexander, king of Scotland, become the liege man of " the lord Edward, king of England, against all men." " And I," replied Edward, " receive you as such, saving " the claim and right which I and my successors have " to the homage of you and your successors for the " kingdom of Scotland, when we shall choose to require...
Page 61 - Chaldeans ; his two sons were killed before his eyes, his eyes were put out, and he was carried captive to Babylon, where he died in prison.

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