Tytler's Elements of general history
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Elements of General History, with a Continuation by E. Nares
Edward Nares,Alexander Fraser Tytler
Nincs elérhető előnézet - 2015
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9. oldal - Assyrians the marriageable women were put up at auction, and the price obtained for the more beautiful was assigned as a dowry to the more homely. The laws of succession are next in order to those of marriage. The father had the absolute power in the division of his estate. But primogeniture was understood to confer certain rights. Laws arise...
292. oldal - In the house of commons, therefore, a committee was appointed to bring in a charge against the king. On their report a vote passed, declaring it treason in a king to levy war against his parliament, and appointing a HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE to try Charles for this new invented treason.
380. oldal - Russell moved the House of Commons for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the representation of the people in England and Wales.
434. oldal - ... the mouth of this great opening is a lower ridge at different heights, varying from 60 to 150 feet, parallel to the river, and at distances from it of from 600 to 800 yards. The river itself is generally fordable for troops, but its banks are extremely rugged, and in most parts steep; the willows along it had been cut down, in order to prevent them from affording cover to the attacking party, and in fact everything had been done to deprive an assailant of any species of shelter. In front of the...
76. oldal - The Phoenicians had sent colonies thither before the Trojan war. The Greeks, in after times, made considerable settlements in the island. The Corinthians founded Syracuse, which became the most illustrious of the Greek cities of Sicily ; and from Syracuse arose afterwards Agrigentum, Acra, Casmene, Camarene, and several other Sicilian towns.
290. oldal - Scots reformers took up arms ; and after seizing and fortifying the most important places of strengtli in the kingdom, boldly marched into the heart of England. 12. It was now absolutely necessary to assemble a parliament ; and the king at length saw that the torrent was irresistible, and resolved, though too late, to give it way.
324. oldal - He had discovered, before the age of twenty-four, the theory of universal gravitation, a principle which solves the chief phenomena of nature, and connects and regulates the whole machine of the universe. His theory of light and colours is the foundation of the whole science of optics, and his Principia the basis and elements of all philosophy.
270. oldal - In sculpture, as in the figures of their idols, the Chinese artists seem to delight in distortion and deformity. Their music is not regulated by any principles of science : they have no semi-tones ; and their instruments are imperfect and untunable. The Chinese architecture has variety, lightness, and sometimes elegance, but has no grandeur or symmetrical beauty. • 8. Yet, in some of the arts, the Chinese have attained to great perfection. Agriculture is carried in China to the highest pitch 'of...
40. oldal - ... leaving to his army the sole alternative, that they must subdue Asia or perish. Prosecuting their course for some time without resistance, the Greeks were attacked by the Persians in a narrow valley of Cilicia, near the town of Issus. The Persian host amounted to 400,000 ; but...
128. oldal - Justinian from the throne, had they not been fortunately composed by the arms and the policy of Belisarius. This great general overwhelmed the Vandal sovereignty of Africa, and recovered that province to the empire. He wrested Italy from its Gothic sovereign, and once more restored it, for a short space, to the dominion of its ancient masters.