A Compend of History from the Earliest Times: Comprehending a General View of the Present State of the World : with Respect to Civilization, Religion, and Government : and a Brief Dissertation on the Importance of Historical Knowledge

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Richardson and Lord, 1826

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Σελίδα 173 - Men suffer all their life long under the foolish superstition that they can be cheated. But it is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself as for a thing to be, and not to be, at the same time.
Σελίδα 200 - May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears : we would know therefore what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing...
Σελίδα 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Σελίδα 47 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Σελίδα 69 - ... the furies of hell, in the abused shape of the vilest of women.
Σελίδα 96 - ... other establishments, which indicate some advancement in refinement and knowledge. Certain of the inhabitants of Samos, it would seem, envious of this comparative happiness of Scio, landed upon the island in an irregular multitude, for the purpose of compelling its inhabitants to make common cause with their countrymen against their oppressors. These, being joined by the peasantry, marched to the city and drove the Turks into the castle. The Turkish fleet, lately reinforced from Egypt, happened...
Σελίδα 87 - ... Exposed to the factions which divide my Country, and to the enmity of the greatest Powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career ; and I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality of the British People.
Σελίδα 92 - ... to the noise of a tumultuous assembly, and with pebbles in his mouth that he might correct a defect in his speech...
Σελίδα 70 - Nicias to rely entirely upon himself; and the next day, when the people were assembled, and the ambassadors introduced, Alcibiades, with a very obliging air, demanded of them with what powers they were come?
Σελίδα 80 - I honour and love you ; but I shall choose rather to obey God than you, and to my latest breath shall never renounce my philosophy, nor cease to exhort and reprove you, according to my custom, by telling- each of you, when you come in my way, My good friend and citizen of the most famous city in the world for wisdom and valour, are you not ashamed to have no other thoughts than...

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