A Manual of General History: Being an Outline History of the World from the Creation to the Present Time : Fully Illustrated with Maps : for the Use of Colleges, High-schools, Academies, Etc

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Clark & Maynard, 1876 - 420页
 

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第21页 - Thus saith the Lord God ; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
第130页 - If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.
第283页 - Few words she uttered ; and they were all expressive of some inward grief, which she cared not to reveal : but sighs and groans were the chief vent which she gave to her despondency, and which, though they discovered her sorrows, were never able to ease or assuage them. Ten days and nights she lay upon the carpet, leaning on cushions which her maids brought her : and her physicians could not persuade her to allow herself to be put to bed, much less to make trial of any remedies which they prescribed...
第30页 - It could be likened unto the confusion of tongues at the building of the Tower of Babel.
第236页 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
第66页 - Only stand a little out of my sunshine," said Diogenes. Alexander, we are told, was struck with such surprise at finding himself so little regarded, and saw something so great in that carelessness, that, while his courtiers were ridiculing the philosopher as a monster, he said, " If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.
第130页 - He was solicited by that restless old man to reassume the reins of government, and the Imperial purple. He rejected the temptation with a smile of pity, calmly observing that if he could show Maximian the cabbages which he had planted with his own hands at Salona, he should no longer be urged to relinquish the enjoyment of happiness for the pursuit of power.
第284页 - you can do nothing for me." — All that could be done was to fan him with paper, and frequently to give him lemonade to alleviate his intense thirst. He was in great pain, and expressed much anxiety for the event of the action, which now began to declare itself. As often as a ship struck, the crew of the victory...
第325页 - No age, or character, or sex, was exempt from injury. Cardinals, nobles, priests, matrons, virgins, were all the prey of soldiers, and at the mercy of men deaf to the voice of humanity. Nor did these outrages cease, as is usual in towns which are carried by assault, when the first fury of the storm was over ; the Imperialists kept possession of Rome several months ; and, during all that time, the insolence and brutality of the soldiers hardly abated.
第126页 - It is a saying worthy of the ferocious pride of Attila, that the grass never grew on the spot where his horse had trod.

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