Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records of Time, to the General Peace of 1801 ...

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Pagina 98 - And he said, BLESSED be the Lord God of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant.
Pagina 61 - Alfred the Great complained, that from the Humber to the Thames there was not a priest who understood the liturgy in his mother-tongue, or who could translate the easiest piece of Latin ; and that from the Thames to the sea, the ecclesiastics were still more ignorant.
Pagina 104 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Pagina 89 - In order to keep them together, he built a city, and called it after the name of his son Enoch, which, in the Hebrew tongue, signifies a dedication.
Pagina 138 - It contained no less than 3000 chambers, 1500 of which were subterraneous, and set apart for the sepulchre of the kings who built the labyrinth, or for the abodes of the sacred crocodiles. These were never shewn to strangers ; but Herodotus informs us that he viewed every room in the upper part, in which he found sufficient to fill him with astonishment.
Pagina 104 - These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
Pagina 145 - ... largest ships ; and was about a thousand stadia, that is, above fifty leagues long. This canal was of great service to the trade of Egypt. But it is now almost filled up, and there are scarce any remains of it to be seen.
Pagina 142 - ... to be used to facilitate the overflowing of the lands; and numberless canals cut, in order to convey the waters to all parts. The villages, which stand very thick on the banks of the Nile on eminences, have each their canals, which are opened at proper times, to let the water into the country. The more distant villages have theirs also, even to the extremities of the kingdom. Thus the waters are successively conveyed to the most remote places. Persons are not permitted to cut the trenches to...
Pagina 84 - ... replenished with an abundant variety of fish ; the odoriferous air was fanned by the pinions of innumerable birds; the verdant meads were stocked with cattle; and every part of the earth was inhabited by its appropriate tribes. To complete, and truly to excel the whole, God created man of the dust of the ground, and infused into his body the breath of life, or immortality ; in consequence of which, man became a living soul.
Pagina 61 - Very faint vestiges of the Roman policy, jurisprudence, arts, or literature remained. New forms of government, new laws, new manners, new dresses, new languages, and new names of men and countries, were every where introduced.

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