History of Armenia: From B.C. 2247 to the Year of Christ 1780, Or 1229 of the Armenian Era

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Printed at Bishop's College Press, by H. Townsend, 1827
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Page 552 - She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: Among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: All her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.
Page 552 - How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people ! how is she become as a widow ! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary...
Page 151 - human blood flowed in torrents, and so great was the carnage, that the streets were literally choked up with dead bodies; and the waters of the river were reddened from the quantity of bloody corpses.
Page 412 - ... deserting from her, and returning to France, when he- joined the French privateer. During the time that he was in the frigate, he bore an excellent character. The greatest point against him was, that on his arrival at Gibraltar he had been offered, and had received the bounty. When the Englishman was asked what he had to say in his defence, he replied, that he had been pressed out of an American ship, that he was an American born, and that he had never taken the bounty. But this was not true....
Page 244 - They all thereupon received the same doctrine, declaring in a reply to the pontiff and meeting that it was perfectly consistent with the holy writings and the sentiments of the fathers of the church. The monk Vanakan Johannes also replied, and demonstrated in the clearest manner from the nature of Christianity, that the point in question was an incontrovertible fact. The pontiff Constantine then wrote to the pope to intimate the acceptance by the Armenians of the doctrine of the emanation of the...
Page 154 - When young he married, and became much honoured by the emperor, who conferred upon him the title of Duke, and on the death of his father he succeeded him in his government of Mesopotamia. Some time after this appointment, he became disgusted with the world; and relinquishing his government, and separating himself from his wife, he embraced a monastic life. His original. name was Vahram, but on his being elected pontiff he assumed the name of Gregory, to indicate that the chair of his ancestor...
Page 1 - Bagratians were descended from Abraham, by the line of Isaac. The first of this family, who came to Armenia, was Shumbat, during the captivity of his race by Nebuchadnezzar. One of his posterity was the celebrated Bagarat, who lived in the reign of Valarsaces ; and in consequence of his exalted virtue and eminent services was ennobled by that prince by the title of Bagarat the Bagratian.
Page 154 - CJregory was admirably fitted for this high office, having from his infancy been engaged in literary pursuits. When young, he married, and became much honored by the Emperor, who conferred upon him the title of Duke, and on the death of his father he succeeded him in his government of Mesopotamia. Some time after :his appointment, he became disgusted with the world...
Page 219 - While he was engaged in these laudable labours his queen died. He married again some time after, his second consort being also a Latin, daughter of Guido king of Cyprus, by whom he had a daughter named Zabel, who by some writers is called Elizabeth. When Kaykayuz the chief of Iconia heard A.
Page 94 - Gregorious received them with kindness, and ordered a repast to be prepared of roasted pigeons. The day being Friday, the messengers were offended when the pigeons were set before them, and addressing the abbot they said, " Doctor, this day is a fast, for it is Friday." Upon which Gregorious replied, " Excuse me, brothers, for I had forgotten." Then addressing the roasted birds, he said, " Arise ye and depart, for this day is a fast." The pigeons then, wonderful to relate, expanded their wings and...

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