The World Displayed, in Its History and Geography: Embracing a History of the World, from the Creation to the Present Day ...

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Seite 199 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Seite 194 - Astarte, queen of Heaven, with crescent horns ; To whose bright image nightly by the moon Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs...
Seite 216 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties, all a summer's day; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded...
Seite 25 - He was a mighty hunter before the Lord : wherefore it is said, "Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord." And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Seite 334 - The fellows or monks of my time were decent easy men, who supinely enjoyed the gifts of the founder : their days were filled by a series of uniform employments ; the chapel and the hall, the coffee-house and the common room, till they retired, weary and well satisfied, to a long slumber. .From the toil of reading, or thinking, or writing, they had absolved their conscience...
Seite 140 - Large countries, and in fields great battles win, Great cities by assault: what do these worthies, But rob and spoil, burn, slaughter, and enslave Peaceable nations...
Seite 121 - He knew how to reconcile the most enterprising spirit with the coolest moderation ; the most obstinate perseverance with the easiest flexibility; the most severe justice with the gentlest lenity ; the greatest vigour in commanding with the most perfect affability of deportment ; the highest capacity and inclination for science, with the most shining talents for action.
Seite 15 - And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Seite 204 - Her heroism was exempt from temerity, her frugality from avarice, her friendship from partiality, her active temper from turbulency and a vain ambition : She guarded not herself with equal care or equal success from lesser infirmities; the rivalship of beauty, the desire of admiration, the jealousy of love, and the sallies of anger.
Seite 264 - He scarce had ceased when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore; his ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe.

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