The World's Great Events: An Indexed History of the World from Earliest Times to the Present Day, Band 2

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Esther Singleton
P. F. Collier, 1916
 

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Seite 455 - Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, fall on us ; and to the hills, cover us.
Seite 508 - Modern Europe has produced several illustrious women who have sustained with glory the weight of empire; nor is our own age destitute of such distinguished characters. But if we except the doubtful achievements of Semiramis, Zenobia is perhaps the only female whose superior genius broke through the servile indolence imposed on her sex by the climate and manners of Asia.
Seite 497 - This extraordinary phenomenon excited my uncle's philosophical curiosity to take a nearer view of it. He ordered a light vessel to be got ready, and gave me the liberty, if I thought proper, to attend him. I rather chose to continue my studies, for as it happened, he had given me an employment of that kind. As he was...
Seite 432 - And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men of good will.
Seite 498 - ... presence of mind, as to be able to make and dictate his observations upon the motion and figure of that dreadful scene.
Seite 505 - Nothing then was to be heard but the shrieks of women, the screams of children, and the cries of men ; some calling for their children, others for their parents, others for their husbands, and only distinguishing each other by their voices ; one lamenting his own fate, another that of his family ; some wishing to die from the very fear of dying ; some lifting their hands to the gods ; but, the greater part imagining that the last and eternal night was come, which was to destroy the gods and the world...
Seite 586 - One of the apartments of the palace was decorated with a carpet of silk, sixty cubits in length, and as many in breadth : a paradise or garden was depictured on the ground ; the flowers, fruits, and shrubs were imitated by the figures of the gold embroidery, and the colours of the precious stones ; and the ample square was encircled by a variegated and verdant border.
Seite 499 - In the meanwhile, the eruption from Mount Vesuvius flamed out in several places with much violence, which the darkness of the night contributed to render still more visible and dreadful.
Seite 512 - After the defeat of Emesa, Zenobia found it impossible to collect a third army. As far as the frontier of Egypt, the nations subject to her empire had joined the standard of the conqueror, who detached Probus, the bravest of his generals, to possess himself of the Egyptian provinces. Palmyra was the last resource of the widow of Odenathus. She retired within the wails of her capital, made every preparation for a vigorous resistance, and declared, with the intrepidity of a heroine, that the last moment...
Seite 516 - The pomp was 140 opened by twenty elephants, four royal tigers, and above two hundred of the most curious animals from every climate of the north, the east, and the south. They were followed by sixteen hundred gladiators, devoted to the cruel amusement of the amphitheatre. The wealth of Asia, the arms and ensigns of so many conquered...

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