A Compend of History, from the Earliest Times: Comprehending a General View of the Present State of the World, with Respect to Civilization, Religion, and Government: and a Brief Dissertation on the Importance of Historical Knowledge

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Richardson & Lord, 1822 - History - 38 pages
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Page iii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 65 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Page 29 - 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.
Page 17 - Men suffer all their life long under the foolish superstition that they can be cheated. But it is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself as for a thing to be, and not to be, at the same time.
Page 194 - A dungeon horrible, on all sides round As one great furnace flam'd, yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Serv'd only to discover sights of woe...
Page 195 - Their arms were uniform, and admirably adapted to the nature of their service: an open helmet, with a lofty crest; a breast-plate, or coat of mail ; greaves on their legs, and an ample buckler on their left arm.
Page 83 - to whom a thousand years are but as one day, and one day as a thousand years...
Page 66 - When will you learn to know and prize your true interest ? When will you be convinced of that, than which nothing is more certain, that war adds infinitely to the number and weight of your calamities '.' that it fills the world with misery, and clothes all nature in mourning ? that it covers your souls with crimson, inexpiable guilt, and brings upon you the wrath and curse of Heaven ? 4.
Page 212 - It is a tract of country considerably more than a thousand miles square, and is peninsulated by the Persian Gulf on the east, and the Red Sea on the west. This great country is supposed to have been peopled originally by the family of Ishmael, the son of Abraham. Of Ishmael it was foretold, that he should be an archer, and that his hand should be against every man, and every man's hand against him.
Page 162 - Apollo ; in the presence of the daemon or genius (Sai/Aovor) of the Carthaginians, of Hercules and lolaus ; in the presence of Mars, Triton, and Neptune ; in the presence of all the confederate gods of the Carthaginians ; and of the sun, the moon, and the earth ; in the presence of the rivers, meads, and waters ; in the presence of all those gods who possess Carthage...

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