Outlines of Ancient and Modern History on a New Plan: Embracing Biographical Notices of Illustrious Persons and General Views of the Geography, Population, Politics, Religion, Military and Natural Affairs, Arts, Literature, Manners, Customs, and Society of Ancient and Modern Nations : Accompanied by a Series of Questions, and Illustrated with Engravings
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Page 201 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Page 87 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved; if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed.
Page 266 - He scarce had ceased when the superior Fiend Was moving toward the shore; his ponderous shield, Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round, Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At ev'ning from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe.
Page 35 - And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: and blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Page 232 - God and man have concurred to punish the wickedness of this time. And think not slightly of this advertisement ; but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety. For, though there be no appearance of any stir, yet I say, they will receive a terrible blow this parliament ; and yet they shall not see who hurts them.
Page 367 - Embrouded was he, as it were a mede Al ful of fresshe floures, whyte and rede. 90 Singinge he was, or floytinge, al the day ; He was as fresh as is the month of May.
Page 123 - He knew how to reconcile the most enterprising spirit with the coolest moderation ; the most obstinate perseverance with the easiest flexibility; the most severe justice with the gentlest lenity ; the greatest vigour in commanding with the most perfect affability of deportment ; the highest capacity and inclination for science, with the most shining talents for action.
Page 35 - Now consider how great this man •was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. 5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham...
Page 197 - Edward, insensible to pity, struck him on the face with his gauntlet; and the Dukes of Clarence and Gloucester, Lord Hastings, and Sir Thomas Gray, taking the blow as a signal for further violence, hurried the Prince into the next apartment and there despatched him with their daggers.