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, 1823 - History
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Page 16 - 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 201 - 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 30 - 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 230 - 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 199 - The cruelty, depravity, folly and enormous vices of the emperors generally, form a striking feature in this period. They seem to have been utterly lost to all sense of justice, honor and duty. Had they followed the examples of Julius or Augustus Cesar, the Romans would scarcely have had reason to regret the establishment of a form of government, which rescued them from deplorable wars and wasting revolutions, urged on by the rage of various powerful parties, succeeding one another. Indeed it is surprising,...
Page 145 - Be witness, ye gods," he cried, " that, from this moment, I proclaim myself the avenger of the chaste Lucre'tia's cause ; from this moment I profess myself the enemy of Tarquin, and his lustful house...
Page 202 - 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 109 - ... queen, Olympias, the daughter of Neoptolemus, king of Epirus, was delivered at Pella, in the first year of the 106th Olympiad (356 B c.,) of a son, Alexander, justly denominated the Great. On this event, Philip wrote to the philosopher Aristotle in these emphatic words, truly worthy of a king : " Know that a son is born to us. We thank the gods, first, for their excellent gift ; and, secondly, that it is bestowed in the age of Aristotle, who we trust will render him a son worthy of his father,...
Page vii - ... and also to an Act, entitled, " An Act- supplementary to an Act, entitled, ' An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the limes therein mentioned ;' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical, and other prints.
Page 213 - His people had been often defeated, humbled, enslaved, and trampled in the dust. The true Roman spirit was long since utterly extinguished ; and as we have had occasion to observe, Italy itself was filled with a mighty heterogeneous mass of population, of no fixed character. . His strong genius, for a moment, sustained, but could not ultimately save, the falling fabric.

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