The History of the World,: From the Reign of Alexander to that of Augustus, Comprehending the Latter Ages of European Greece, and the History of the Greek Kingdoms in Asia and Africa, from Their Foundation to Their Destruction; with a Preliminary Survey of Alexander's Conquests, and an Estimate of His Plans for Their Consolidation and Improvement, Volume 1

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Hopkins and Earle, Philadelphia; Farrand, Mallory and Company Boston; and J.W. Campbell, Petersburg, Virginia., 1809 - History, Ancient - 483 pages
 

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Page 123 - Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
Page 123 - Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar ? 13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
Page 482 - Yet the designs, as well as actions ascribed to him, confirm his character in history, as an indefatigable64 and just prince, a firm friend, an affectionate father, an indulgent master ; who gained the love of his eastern subjects by governing them according to their inveterate principles and habits; and who, among all contemporary sovereigns, was preeminent in consistent greatness of conduct, flowing from true royalty of soul'8.
Page iii - The history of the world, from the reign of Alexander to that of Augustus...
Page 169 - The Babylonians continued thenceforward to be clothed with the produce of their own industry. Their bodies were covered with fine linen, descending to their feet : their mitras or turbans were also of linen, plaited with much art ; they wore woollen tunicks, above which a short white cloak repelled the rays of the sun.
Page 169 - The looms of Babylon, and of the neighbouring Borsippa, a town owing its prosperity to manufactures wholly, supplied to all countries round, the finest veils or hangings, and every article of dress or furniture composed of cotton, of linen, or of wool.

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