The Story of Mankind

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Boni and Liveright, 1921 - Civilization - 489 pages
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Chronicles the history of man and civilization from primitive beginnings to the current day.

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Page 373 - take for their sole guide the precepts of that Holy Religion, namely the precepts of Justice, Christian Charity and Peace, which far from being applicable only to private concerns must have an immediate influence on the councils of princes, and
Page 386 - America would consider any attempt on the part of the allied powers to extend their system to any portion of this western hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety,
Page 480 - of Bering the Dane; the outlaw hunters of Russia; Benyowsky, the Polish pirate; Cook and Vancouver; Drake, and other soldiers of fortune on the West Coast of America. "The Argonauts of Faith," by Basil Mathews. The Adventures of the "Mayflower
Page 468 - the Goddess Isis and the Goddess Nephtys on behalf of their "dead. "Irony and Pity are both of good counsel; the first with her "smiles makes life agreeable; the other sanctifies it
Page 373 - that they would remain united "by the bonds of a true and indissoluble fraternity, and considering each other as fellow-countrymen, they
Page xxix - THE STORY OF MANKIND HIGH up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak. When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity will have gone by. THE
Page 468 - and it is she who teaches us to laugh at "rogues and fools, whom but for her we might be so weak as "to despise and hate.
Page 373 - must guide all their steps as being the only means of consolidating human institutions and remedying their imperfections.
Page 482 - A true story about a little immigrant. "Before we came, the New World knew not the Old ; but since we have begun to come, the Young World has taken the Old by the hand, and the two are learning to march side by side, seeking a common destiny.
Page xii - task to reach the top of this ancient structure and get the benefit of the full view. There is no elevator, but young feet are strong and it can be done. Here I give you the key that will open the door. When you return, you too will understand the reason for my enthusiasm.

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