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Peter Parley's Universal History, on the Basis of Geography
Nathaniel Hawthorne,Peter Parley,Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne
Nincs elérhető előnézet - 2018
Peter Parley's Universal History: On the Basis of Geography
Nathaniel Hawthorne,Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne
Nincs elérhető előnézet - 2018
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541. oldal - ... more refined posterity. 3. Thus the Egyptian style of building derived its origin from the cavern and mound; the Chinese from the tent ; the Grecian from the wooden cabin; and the Gothic from the bower of trees.
73. oldal - Chinese empire is nearly the same at the present day that it has been from the earliest records. It is bounded on the north by Asiatic Russia, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Chinese Sea and Farther India. On the west there are mountains and sandy deserts, which divide it from Thibet and Tartary. 2. This empire is very ancient, and has continued longer than any other that has evei existed.
271. oldal - Vali, or general governor, who is held to represent, the Sultan, and is assisted by a council, is placed at the head of each government. The provinces and districts are subjected to inferior authorities, under the superintendence of the principal governor. All subjects, however humble their origin, are eligible to, and may . fill, the highest offices in the state. Birth confers no privilege, as all true believers are equal in the eye...
22. oldal - ... endeavoured to prevent this misfortune by a very curious contrivance. In the first place, she ordered three thousand brown oxen to be killed. 4. The hides of the dead oxen were stripped off, and sewed together in the shape of elephants. These were placed upon camels, and, when the camels were drawn up in battle array, they looked pretty much like a troop of great brown elephants. Doubtless the king of the Indies wondered where queen Semiramis had caught them. 5. When the battle was to be fought,...
102. 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.
312. oldal - ... 10. Besides this, the knights were required always to tell the truth, and always to perform their promises ; they were expected to be full of generosity and courage, and never to be guilty of any act of meanness. They were, in short, expected to devote themselves to the cause of humanity, and remedy, as far as in their power, the injustice and violence which belonged to the age in which they lived.
220. oldal - ... murdered his mother and his wife. He set Rome on fire, merely for the pleasure of seeing it blaze. While the city was in flames, he sat on the top of a lofty tower, playing on a harp. Finally, he was dethroned, and condemned to be beaten to death with rods. To escape this torture, he killed himself.
215. oldal - Romans built many public works of great utility ; they constructed roads paved with stone ; they built durable bridges, and made aqueducts for supplying the cities with water. So numerous and so permanent were these vast works, that the remains of them are still to be found in most of those countries over which the Roman dominion was then established, though they were executed nearly two thousand years ago. 9. But, of all the cities in the world, Rome was itself the most wonderful. In the time of...
232. oldal - ... friend. 3. The body of the dead was bathed in perfumes, dressed in rich garments, and laid out on a couch strewed with flowers. The outer door of the house was shaded with branches of cypress. According to the heathen mythology, Charon would not convey the departed spirit across the Styx without payment of a fixed toll. A small coin was therefore placed in the mouth of the deceased, to meet this demand.