Outlines of Chronology, Ancient and Modern: Being an Introduction to the Study of History, on the Plan of David Blair : for the Use of Schools : Accompanied by a Chart

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Brewer and Tileston, 1873 - Chronology, Historical - 240 pages
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Page 2 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, 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 times therein mentioned...
Page 67 - Bithynia and Thrace to Lysimachus ; but the remaining territories in Asia, as far as the river Indus, which were called the kingdom of Syria, to Seleucus. The most powerful of these divisions was that of Syria, under Seleucus and his descendants, and that of Egypt under the Ptolemies. Only Ptolemy and Seleucus transmitted their empires to their children.
Page 170 - But though nothing was proved against her, Elizabeth saw fit to detain her in close confinement. The Scottish queen, during her tedious and merciless confinement, naturally desired, and her friends for her, a release. For a plot to effect this object, devised by her friends, and detected, she was held responsible ; and though an independent sovereign, was tried by a foreign power. Presumed, only, to be guilty, she was condemned, and...
Page 135 - ... of the sovereign, by the tenure of' military service, should be able to create a train of inferior vassals, by giving to them parts of his estate, to be held on the same condition, of following his standard in battle, rendering him homage as their lord, and paying, as a symbol of their subjection, a small annual present. 3. The principle of policy upon which this singular establishment was founded, was self-protection.
Page 172 - CENTURY. 1. WE have seen how much literature and the sciences were indebted to the art of printing for their advancement and dissemination towards the end of the fifteenth century. (Sect. 34. 12.) From that period classical learning, criticism, poetry, and history made a rapid progress in most of the kingdoms of Europe.
Page 166 - Assisted by the French king, he landed in England, and revived the spirits of a party almost extinguished in the kingdom. He gave battle to Richard, 1485, in the field of Bosworth.
Page 161 - Wick'liffe was professor of divinity in the university of Oxford, and father of the reformation of the English Church from popery. He was one of those " of whom the world was not worthy.
Page 94 - Romans, when in their most intellectual state, that is, about the time of Cicero, was much to be admired. The utmost attention was bestowed on the early formation of the mind and character. The Roman matrons themselves nursed their children. Next to the care bestowed upon their morals, a remarkable degree of attention seems to have been given to the language of children. The attainment of a pure and correct expression was a great object. The honours of the state were the prize of eloquence. The politeness...
Page 118 - The historian of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire remarks, that the description, composed in the Theodosian age, of the many stately mansions in Rome, might almost excuse the exaggeration of the poet— that Rome contained a multitude of palaces, and that each palace was equal to a city.
Page 124 - He united the statesman and author in his character. He was born in Italy, about 463, and died at near one hundred years of age. His writings relate chiefly to history, theology, and criticism. He was inferior in abilities to Boethius, but still was very respectable. 5.

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