A compendium of universal history, tr. from the Germ. [of G.G. Bredow] by C.T. Stafford

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Page 93 - If a man were called to fix upon the period in the history of the world, during which the condition of the human race was most calamitous and afflicted, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Theodosius the Great, to the establishment of the Lombards in Italy.
Page 120 - From the Irtish and Volga to the Persian Gulf, and from the Ganges to Damascus and the Archipelago, Asia was in the hand of Timour: his armies were invincible, his ambition was boundless, and his zeal might aspire to conquer and convert the Christian kingdoms of the West, which already trembled at his name.
Page 105 - Houris, or black-eyed girls, of resplendent beauty, blooming youth, virgin purity, and exquisite sensibility, will be created for the use of the meanest believer ; a moment of pleasure will be prolonged to a thousand years, and his faculties will be increased a hundred fold, to render him worthy of his felicity.
Page 23 - And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries and to be cooks and to be bakers.
Page 203 - ... Marengo, abandoning his army, escaped with difficulty to Paris, the herald of his own discomfiture. The capital of France was once more occupied by foreign troops; Bonaparte abdicated a second time ; and after vainly attempting to escape to America, surrendered to the English, and was sent by the allies to the island of St. Helena, where he died on the 5th May 1821.
Page 106 - Mahomet, with the sword in one hand and the Koran in the other, erected his throne on the ruins of Christianity and of Rome.
Page 149 - ... made them a speech which had such an effect upon them that they became tolerably quiet for a week longer. Several times indeed they fancied they saw islands at a distance ; but they proved to be only clouds. Then they grew so violent again, that he knew not how to appease them, and at last, they say, he was obliged to promise, that if they did not see land in three days he would consent to give it up and sail home again. But he was now almost sure that land was not far off — the sea grew shallower...
Page 95 - They carried their destructive arms into every corner of it; they dispeopled it by their devastations, exterminating every thing with fire and sword. They did not even spare the vines and fruit-trees, that those to whom caves and inaccessible mountains had afforded a retreat might find no nourishment of any kind. Their hostile rage could not be satiated, and there was no place exempted from the effects of it. They tortured their prisoners with the most exquisite cruelty, that they might force from...
Page 27 - ... Raamah was probably in the same region, where spices grow and precious stones are gathered.) Haran and Canneh, Eden and Sheba, Asshur and Chilmad (which ends the list, were countries and cities along the Euphrates and Tigris), they were merchants in all sorts of things, blue cloths, broidered work, and chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of cedar.
Page 34 - Thcodosius, after whose death the Roman Empire was divided into the Eastern and the Western Empires.

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