Outlines of Universal History: In Three Parts; with a Copious Index to Each Part, Showing the Correct Mode of Pronouncing Every Name Mentioned ...

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1862 - History, Ancient - 186 pages
 

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Page 58 - So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
Page 31 - And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh and the city Rehoboth, and Calah. And Resen, between Nineveh and Calah ; the same is a great city.
Page 76 - Thus, that the square of the hypothenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, was an experimental discovery, or why did the discoverer sacrifice a hecatomb when he made out its proof ?
Page 78 - Porrex, who was the most ambitious of the two, forms a design of killing his brother by treachery, which the other discovering, escaped, and passed over into Gaul. There he procured aid from Suard king of the Franks, with which he returned and made war upon his brother; coming to an engagement, Ferrex was killed and all his forces cut to pieces. When their mother, whose name was Widen, came to be informed of her son's death, she fell into a great rage, and conceived a mortal hatred against the survivor....
Page 22 - Assyrian sculpture, although very probably forming one of that group of cities, which, in the time of the prophet Jonas, were known by the common name of Nineveh, has no claim itself, I think, to that particular appellation. The title by which it is designated on the bricks and slabs that form its buildings, I read doubtfully as Levekh...
Page 14 - Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?
Page 56 - Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her. 18 And she had a garment of divers colours upon her : for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled.
Page 159 - Milvian bridge (AD 312). It was during this campaign that Constantine is said to have seen a miraculous vision of a luminous cross in the heavens, a little before sunset ; and to have been warned in a dream to take this sacred symbol as his standard. The principal evidence for the truth of this miracle is the emperor's own account of the event, related many years afterward to...
Page 177 - After the conquest of the western provinces, the Franks alone maintained their ancient habitations beyond the Rhine. They gradually subdued and civilized the exhausted countries, as far as the Elbe and the mountains of Bohemia ; and the peace of Europe was secured by the obedience of Germany.
Page 157 - ... bishops ; the images of the seventy-two disciples of our Lord. These bishops had presbyters or deacons under them, and all the members of these religious orders were chosen out of the class of the elect.

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