Wonders of the Past: The Romance of Antiquity and Its Splendours, Edited by J. A. Hammerton; with More Than 1000 Illustrations Including Many Full Page Plates in Colour, Band 1

Sir John Alexander Hammerton
G. P. Putnam's sons, 1923

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Seite 180 - Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea? 'Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
Seite 180 - ... and black pieces of burning rock ; they were likewise in danger not only of being a-ground by the sudden retreat of the sea, but also from the vast fragments which rolled down from the mountain, and obstructed all the shore. Here he stopped to consider whether he should return back again ; to which the pilot advising him, Fortune, said he, befriends the brave; Carry me to Pomponianus.
Seite 180 - They consulted together whether it would be most prudent to trust to the houses, which now shook from side to side...
Seite 180 - The court which led to his apartment being now almost filled with stones and ashes, if...
Seite 180 - At length, a glimmering light appeared, which we imagined to be rather the forerunner of an approaching burst of flames (as in fact it was) than the return of day; however, the fire fell at a distance from us. Then again we were immersed in thick darkness, and a heavy shower of ashes rained upon us, which we were obliged every now and then to shake off, otherwise we should have been overwhelmed and buried in the heap.
Seite 206 - And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians. And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another.
Seite 180 - ... he might more distinctly view this very uncommon appearance. It was not at that distance discernible from what mountain this cloud issued, but it was found afterwards to ascend from Mount Vesuvius.
Seite 111 - Island southward, is bordered by a line of narrow, sandy islands, or "banks," separated from the mainland by shallow sounds from one to five miles wide. These banks vary in width from a quarter of a mile to a mile and...
Seite 180 - ... fly to the open fields, where the calcined stones and cinders, though light indeed, yet fell in large showers and threatened destruction. In this...

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