A Description of a New Chart of History: Containing a View of the Principal Revolutions of Empire that Have Taken Place in the World

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J. Johnson, 1786 - Chronology, Historical - 102 pages

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Page 5 - Directions for impregnating Water with Fixed Air, in order to communicate to it the peculiar Spirit and Virtues of Pyrmont Water, and other Mineral Waters of a fimilar Nature.
Page 25 - ... labours were to his successors. " By the several void spaces between such groups of great men, we have a clear idea of the great revolutions of all kinds of science, from the very origin of it ; so that the thin and void places in the chart are, in fact, no less instructive than the most crowded, in giving us an idea of the great interruptions of science, and the intervals at which it hath flourished. The state of...
Page 53 - Turks ; it was taken from them by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, who...
Page 7 - These names are distinguished into several classes by parallel lines running the whole length of the chart, the contents of each division being expressed at the end of it. The chronology is noted in the margin, on the upper side...
Page 66 - BC, and underwent the revolutions of the Lydian and Persian empires till about 300 BC, when it became independent of the Macedonians under Mithridates II.
Page 25 - But the noblest prospect of this nature is suggested by a view of the crouds of names, in the divisions appropriated to the arts and sciences in the two last centuries. Here all the classes of renown, and, I may add, of merit, are full ; and a hundred times as many might have been admitted, of equal attainments in knowledge with their predecessors. This prospect gives us a kind of security for the continual propagation and extension of knowledge ; and that, for the future, no more great chasms of...
Page 17 - We are confcious that we have no claim to the liberty of addrcffing thee, but from a belief that the Lord Almighty, who ruleth in the kingdoms of men, and giveth them to whomfoever he will, hath inclined us to leave our habitations to vifit fome parts of this country, and now engages us, in gofpel love, to cxprefs our fecret and united prayer, that thou mayft be an inftrument in his holy hand, for the advancement of that glorious day, fpoken of by the prophet,
Page 26 - This prospect gives us a kind of security for the continual propagation and extension of knowledge ; and that, for the future, no more great chasms of men, really eminent for knowledge, will ever disfigure that part of the chart of their lives which I cannot draw, or ever see drawn. What a figure must science make...
Page 24 - ... For a more full account we refer to Dr. Priestley's description, which accompanies the chart ; from which we shall make a short extract, that cannot fail to entertain the reader. " Laborious and tedious as the compilation of this work has been (vastly more so than my first conceptions represented it to me,) a variety of views were continually opening upon me during the execution of it, which made me less attentive to the labour. As these views agreeably amuse the mind, and may, in some measure...
Page 59 - It continued part of the Roman empire till 1392, when the Turks entered it, under Bajazet IV, but they did not complete the conqueft of it till 1429, under Amurath II.

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