Elements of Universal History: On a New and Systematic Plan: from the Earliest Times to the Treaty of Vienna. To which is Added, a Summary of the Leading Events Since that Period. For the Use of Schools and Private Students

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Lea & Blanchard, 1849 - 549 Seiten
 

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Seite 19 - And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Seite 46 - First, Moloch, horrid King, besmeared with blood Of human sacrifice, and parents' tears; Though, for the noise of drums and timbrels loud, Their children's cries unheard that passed through fire To his grim idol.
Seite 128 - It is almost superfluous to enumerate the unworthy successors of Augustus. Their unparalleled vices, and the splendid theatre on which they were acted, have saved them from oblivion. The dark unrelenting Tiberius, the furious Caligula, the feeble Claudius, the profligate and cruel Nero, the beastly Vitellius, and the timid inhuman Domitian, are condemned tp everlasting infamy.
Seite 513 - This species infests a great variety of plants, and is to be found throughout our country from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Seite 111 - Moreover they bewailed him, and all Israel made great lamentation for him, and mourned many days, saying, How is the valiant man fallen, that delivered Israel!
Seite 235 - An army marching under the emperor Otho I. was so terrified by an eclipse of the sun, which it conceived to announce this consummation, as to disperse hastily on all sides. As this notion...
Seite 132 - ... to death. For these spectacles, Nero gave his own gardens; and at the same time exhibited there the diversions of the circus ; sometimes standing in the crowd as a spectator, in the habit of a charioteer, and at other times driving a chariot himself...
Seite 154 - ... they would consecrate their services to the defence of the empire. How the declarations of this million of suppliants were kept, the reader will find detailed elsewhere. THE CHURCH. . The Christian religion, although severely persecuted, resembled the herb that flourishes best when most trodden upon. The blood of the martyrs was the seed of the Church, and hence converts rapidly spread over the empire, and to the remotest parts of the world.

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