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71. oldal - Zone, between 4° 4' and 20° 3' north latitude and 116° 4' and 126° 34' east longitude from the meridian of Greenwich. It is surrounded on the north and west by the China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Sea of Celebes.
532. oldal - ... their temporary shelter, the same structure, with all its prominent features, has been afterwards kept up by their refined and opulent posterity. Thus the Egyptian style of building has its origin in the cavern and mound ; the Chinese architecture is modelled from the tent; the Grecian is derived from the wooden cabin; and the Gothic, from the bower of trees.
532. oldal - The first nations who paid attention to architecture were the Babylonians, who built the temple of Belus and the hanging gardens ; the Assyrians, who filled Nineveh with splendid buildings; the Phosnicians, whose cities were adorned with magnificent structures; and the Israelites, whose temple was considered wonderful.
320. oldal - ... save his life. One day he was riding through the streets of Paris in his coach. Seven courtiers were with him. Other vehicles were in the way, so that the coachman was compelled to stop the horses. The servants, meanwhile, went by a short cut intending to join the coach when it had got through.
218. oldal - This gloomy tyrant suspected every body of plotting against his life. 4. He put so many people to death, that their dead bodies were piled in heaps in the public places. He once sentenced a poor woman to die, merely for lamenting the death of her son. At last he fell into a swoon, and his guards smothered him with his bed-clothes. 5. His successor was Caligula, who wished that the whole Roman people had but one head, that he might chop it off at a single blow.
100. oldal - Europeans ; for the greater part of the inhabitants are negroes, of which there are many tribes. Some of these are intelligent, and live tolerably well, but the greater part are either in a savage or a barbarous state. 4. The climate being warm they need little shelter or -clothing. Their houses are therefore poor huts, or slight tenements made of leaves or branches of trees.
254. oldal - XVIII. a layman, was made pope 1024. The first pope who kept an army was Leo IX. 1054. Gregory VII. obliged Henry IV., emperor of Germany, to stand three days in the depth of winter, barefooted at his castle gate, to implore his pardon, 1077. The pope's authority was firmly fixed in England 1079.
162. oldal - Amphyctionic council, and Philip, king of Macedon, was solicited to fight on the same side. 4. The kingdom of Macedon is numbered by some historians among the states of Greece ; but others consider it a separate country. Although it was founded about five hundred years before this period, it had never been very powerful till Philip mounted the throne. 5. Philip was ambitious and warlike. No sooner had he marched his army into Greece, than he determined to make himself ruler of the whole country....
225. oldal - To these ranks a third was afterwards added, called equities, or knights; the custom of making slaves of the subjects of conquered nations introduced a fourth division. 3. You have seen that the government of Rome was subject to very numerous changes. At one time it was under a king, at others under consuls, dictators, emperors, &c. The other officers of the state were numerous, and invested with very different degrees of power. 4. The ministers of religion among the Romans did not form a distinct...
350. oldal - Austrian empire, and continues so to the present day. 6. Bohemia is a country surrounded by mountains, containing about four millions of inhabitants. It is rich in mines of silver, tin, and precious stones. Many of the present inhabitants are Jews. There are also a great many of those strange, wandering people called Gipsies.