Ruined Cities Within Numidian and Carthaginian Territories

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J. Murray, 1862 - Africa, North - 391 pages

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Page 317 - O'er all there hung a shadow and a fear, A sense of mystery the spirit daunted, And said, as plain as whisper in the ear, The place is haunted...
Page 144 - Should you ask for the Scripture authority for this and such like practices, I answer there is none ; but there is tradition that authorises it, custom that confirms it, submission that observes it.
Page 144 - For as He Himself, when He was living among men, put to flight all the demons by His word, and restored to their former senses the minds of men which had been excited and maddened by their dreadful attacks; so now His followers, in the name of their Master, and by the sign of His passion, banish the same polluted spirits from men.
Page 144 - As Christ, whilst he lived amongst men, put the devils to flight by his word, and restored those to their senses whom these evil spirits had possessed : so now, his followers, in the name of their master, and by the sign of his passion, exercise the same dominion over them. The proof is easy. When the idolaters sacrifice to their gods, they cannot proceed if, a Christian being present, he sign his forehead with the cross ; nor can the diviner give his responses. This has often been the cause of the...
Page 193 - Have we not in Africa and in Spain walls of earth, known as ' formocean ' walls? From the fact that they are moulded, rather than built, by enclosing earth within a frame of boards, constructed on either side. These walls will last for centuries, are proof against rain, wind, and fire, and are superior in solidity to any cement. Even at this day Spain still holds watch-towers that were erected by Hannibal.
Page 303 - ... will is known, nor does he need A voice, but that within the breast of man : Our duties are implanted on our births ! . The God of Nature ne'er confin'd his lessons Here, to the few ; — or buried his great truths In Afric's sands. Is not HIS HOLY PLACE, — At once all earth, sea, air, and heav'n, and virtue ? — God is, whate'er we see, — where'er we move ! Let those who doubt, go ask at yonder fane Their lot ? — not knowing how they'd act, or feel. No oracle confirms, or moves, my thoughts...
Page 303 - Caesar ? — whether Rome was to be enslaved or free ? — and in what consisted virtue, &c. &c." Cato, (his spirit flaming high, as e'er From Ammon's fane burst forth in prophecy) — Spoke from his heart, — the sacred shrine of truth ! — " What would thou, Labienus ? — should I ask, If being free, that freedom I'd resign ? If I would die, — before I'd be a slave ? If life is nought,— when measur'd but by years ? If evil can affect the good ; — or whether The threat of Fortune's lost...
Page 299 - This is the site of the Turris Hannibalis, or country-seat of Hannibal, whence he is said to have embarked after his flight from Carthage. The modern city, at one time the seaport of Kerouan, was built in 912 by Obeidulla el-Mahadi, a descendant of Ali, Khalifa of the West, whence its name. It is also frequently called Africa in ancient chronicles. It is interesting to Englishmen, as being the scene of the very first expedition in which...
Page 274 - I found1 in other places, were either fo much filled up with cement, or otherwife defaced, that the ancient name was not to be found upon any of the furviving antiquities. However, as Kairwan is fituated betwixt...
Page 326 - Ruspina, where he had a garrison, and which had first declared in his favor, no one knowing or having the least suspicion of his design. Thence he continued his route, by the left of the camp, along the sea, and passed a little declivity, which opened into a fine plain, extending fifteen miles, and bordering upon a chain of mountains of moderate height, that formed a kind of theater.

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