An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Band 19

T. Osborne, 1748

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Seite 49 - ... their hufbands all the dangers and fatigues of war, but at length, to follow them by a voluntary death into the other world; it can hardly be attributed to any thing elfe but a ftrong perfuafion of their being admitted to live with them in that place of blifs.
Seite 75 - Cassius telle us, that they had ready, on all occasions, a certain kind of food, .of which, if they took . but the quantity of a bean, they were not troubled with hunger or thirst for a considerable time after.
Seite 126 - WALTON in Surry. They are made of oak ; and though they have been fo long in the water, are as hard as Brazil, and as black as jet ; and have fometimes been pulled out to rr.alce.
Seite 346 - ... he took and plundered the city of Rome itself, and after his return to Africa, made himself master of the remaining countries held by the Romans in that part of the world. Hereupon Avitus, who had succeeded Valentinian in the empire, despatched ambassadors to Genseric, putting him in mind of the treaty he had concluded with the empire in 442 ; and threatening, if he did not observe the articles at that time agreed upon, to make war upon him not only with his own forces, with those of his allies...
Seite 604 - ... with the North-western Indians, and receiver of the military posts given up by the British government, General Wayne again returned to the West ; and, after a prompt and faithful discharge of the duties attached to these new functions, while descending Lake Erie from Detroit, was attacked by the gout, which in a few days put an end to his life and his labors. His remains, temporarily buried on the shore of the Lake, were removed by his son in 1809 to the cemetery of St. David's church, in Chester...
Seite 669 - ... him, and the Romans, refolved to recur to the protection of the French, the only nation at that time capable of coping with the emperor, and on whom, on account of their zeal for religion, he thought he might depend. The Lombards were then very powerful ; but, as they wanted to be mafters of Rome, he did not think it advifeable to truft them.
Seite 572 - ... forced down by the enemy, put to flight, and purfued to the very gates of the city. Here they were in greater danger than ever ; for thofe within, fearing that the enemy might in that confuGon enter with them, refufed to admit them.
Seite 266 - ... reaching to the knee ; their sleeves only cover the top of their arms; they wear green cassocks with a red border ; their belts hang on their shoulder ; their ears are covered with twisted locks ; they use hooked lances and missile weapons.
Seite 342 - Boniface's revolt, wrote a most obliging letter to him, in which she assured him of her favour and protection for the future, exhorting him to return to his duty, and exert his usual zeal for the welfare of the empire, by driving out the barbarians, whom the malice of his enemies had obliged him to call in for his own safety and preservation. Bonifacius readily complied, and offered the Vandals considerable sums if they would return to Spain.

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