Outlines of the world's history

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Blackie, 1885 - World history - 664 pages
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Page 41 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the...
Page 605 - European species which infests many different plants, and it is spread throughout our country from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
Page 250 - Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
Page 178 - Others, belike, with happier grace, From bronze or stone shall call the face, Plead doubtful causes, map the skies. And tell when planets set or rise ; But Roman thou, do thou control The nations far and wide ; Be this thy genius, to impose The rule of peace on vanquished foes, Show pity to the humbled soul, And crush the sons of pride.
Page 332 - The love of becoming ornament is not perhaps to be regarded in the light of vanity ; it is rather an instinct which woman has received from nature to give effect to those charms that are her defence ; and when commerce began to minister more effectually to the wants of luxury, the rich furs of the North, the gay silks of Asia, the wrought gold of domestic manufacture, illumined the halls of chivalry, and cast, as if by the spell of enchantment, that ineffable grace over beauty which the choice and...
Page 331 - The heart of man, when placed in circumstances which have a tendency to excite them, will seldom be deficient in such sentiments. No occasions could be more favourable than the protection of a faithful supporter, or the defence of a beneficent suzerain, against such powerful aggression as left little prospect except of sharing fti his ruin.
Page 315 - and let this memorable word, the inspiration surely of the Holy Spirit, be for ever adopted as your cry of battle, to animate the devotion and courage of the champions of Christ. His cross is the symbol of your salvation; wear it, a red, a bloody cross, as an external mark, on your breasts or shoulders, as a pledge of your sacred and irrevocable engagement.
Page 331 - But as a school of moral discipline the feudal institutions were perhaps most to be valued. Society had sunk, for several centuries after the dissolution of the Roman empire, into a condition of utter depravity, where, if any vices could be selected as more eminently characteristic than others, they were falsehood, treachery, and ingratitude. In slowly purging off the lees of this extreme corruption, the feudal spirit exerted its ameliorating influence. Violation of faith stood first in the catalogue...
Page 250 - So God loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Page 442 - Fourteenth himself, the world seems at last to have formed a correct judgment. He was not a great general; he was not a great statesman; but he was in one sense of the words, a great king. Never was there so consummate a master of what our James the First would have called kingcraft—of all those arts which most advantageously display the merits of a prince, and most completely hide his defects.

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