Parley's Common School History of the World: A Pictorial History of the World, Ancient and Modern, for the Use of Schools

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E.H. Butler & Company, 1870 - 360 oldal

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245. oldal - The people have a great many reindeer, whose flesh supplies food, and whose skins furnish clothing. They also take the place of horses, and drag the people over the snow in sledges, at a rapid rateThese people have no history that is worthy of being related here.
12. oldal - And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man : All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
161. oldal - 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 order of citizens, but were chosen from the most virtuous and honorable men of the state.
111. oldal - ... war, and Mercury the god of thieves, and Bacchus the god of drunkards, and Vulcan the god of blacksmiths. Vulcan seems to have been one of the best and most useful of the heathen deities, for he was an excellent blacksmith and worked hard at his anvil. 8. Venus was the goddess of beauty. Her statues were made in the form of a beautiful woman. She had a son named Cupid, who was a mischievous little deity, and used to shoot at people with a bow and arrow. 9. Neptune was the chief of the marine...
31. oldal - Teheran, but he has a beautiful palace at Ispahan, called the Palace of Forty Pillars. Each of the forty pillars is supported by four lions of white marble. The whole edifice looks as if it were built of pearl, and silver, and gold, and precious stones. 9. I have now done with the story of Persia. Like that of most other eastern countries, it abounds in tales of cruelty, battle, and bloodshed. In ancient times, the peopie worshipped the sun, and bowed down to idols.
175. oldal - The supper rooms of some of the emperors were hung with cloths of gold and silver, enriched with jewels. Tables were made for them of fine gold, and couches with frames of massive silver. The Romans always reclined on couches to take their meals. 11. At great entertainments the supper room was hung with flowers, and the guests were crowned with garlands. The floor was generally bare, though richly ornamented, and the ceiling was inlaid with a fretwork of gold and ivory. Scented oil was used for lighting...
27. oldal - ... and Xerxes commanded the sea to be whipped for its disrespectful conduct. 8. The greater part of the cities of Greece submitted to Xerxes ; but Sparta and Athens made a stubborn resistance. Though they could muster but few soldiers, these were far more valiant than the Persians. 9. At Thermopylae Xerxes wished to lead his army through a narrow passage between a mountain and the sea.
72. oldal - God in sincerity and truth. Jesus Christ is hardly known among the four hundred millions of people in Asia ; and though some of the rich men, kings, and princes, live in gorgeous palaces and are decked with gold and jewels, yet the mass of people live as they have done for ages, ignorant, poor, and degraded.
267. oldal - England should be rent asunder in the struggle. 5. The civil war between the cavaliers and roundheads began in 1642. Many battles were fought, and rivers of English blood were shed on both sides. 6. It was not long before Oliver Cromwell began to be a famous leader on the side of the parliament. He pretended to fight only for religion and the good of the people.
182. oldal - ... some account of the Saracens. These, you will remember, were Arabs, among whom Mahomet and his successors established an empire at the commencement of the seventh century. 2. The kings or rulers of the Saracen empire were called caliphs, and resided at Bagdad, a splendid city which they built near the river Tigris in Mesopotamia. I have told you how these caliphs extended their empire over a considerable part of Asia and Africa, and some portions of Europe. 3. To the north of Mesopotamia, there...

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