Outlines of History: With Original Tables, Chronological, Genealogical and Literary

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Claxton, 1872 - 224 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 167 - An admirable and most forcible way to drive up water by fire, not by drawing or sucking it upwards, for that must be as the philosopher calleth it, infra spheeram activitatis, which is but at such a distance. But this way hath no bounder, if the vessels be strong enough ; for I have taken a piece of a whole cannon, whereof the end was burst, and filled it three...
الصفحة 167 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
الصفحة 189 - The human avalanche, which for thirteen years had alarmed the nations from the Danube to the Ebro, from the Seine to the Po, rested beneath the sod or toiled under the yoke of slavery ; the forlorn hope of the German migrations had performed its duty ; the homeless people of the Cimbri and their comrades were no more.
الصفحة 139 - ... our sage and serious poet Spenser, whom I dare be known to think a better teacher than Scotus or Aquinas...
الصفحة 82 - ALRASCHID, a celebrated caliph of the Saracens, ascended the throne in 786, and was the most potent prince of his race, ruling over territories extending from Egypt to Khorassan. He gained many splendid victories over the Greek emperors, and obtained immense renown lor his bravery, magnificence, and love of letters ; but he was cruel and tyrannical. D. 808. HARPER, ROBERT GOODLOK, was a native of Virginia, but when very young removed with his parents to North Carolina.
الصفحة 60 - ... it was only a few hours before his death that a printed copy was presented to him, giving him assurance that his opinions would see the light, though he would be beyond the reach of censure and persecution.
الصفحة 132 - ... special stamp of either calling, uniting Hellenic culture with the fullest national feeling of a Roman, an accomplished speaker and of graceful manners — Publius Scipio won the hearts of soldiers and of women, of his countrymen and of the Spaniards, of his rivals in the senate and of his greater Carthaginian antagonist.
الصفحة 116 - Such was the manner in which Peter the Great proposed to acquire the art of ship-building ; as willing to work as a carpenter for this purpose, as he had been for another to do a drummer's duty in his model regiment.
الصفحة 52 - Don Quixote. Cervantes had in view, by this work, to reform the taste and opinions of his countrymen. He wished to ridicule that adventurous heroism, with all its evil consequences, the source of which was the innumerable novels on knight-errantry.
الصفحة 212 - ... passed, in 1776, into the possession of the Grand Duke of Baden. It was seized by France with the remainder of the left bank of the Rhine and in 1815 was given to the Duchy of Oldenburg. It is an enclave in Prussian territory, and is represented in the Oldenburg Diet. (B) RHENISH PEUSSIA SINCE 1815 The territory on the Left bank of the Rhine was ceded to Prussia in compensation for disappointed ambitions elsewhere. The representatives of France in the Congress of Vienna were strongly opposed...

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