An Outline of General History: For the Use of Schools

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Van Antwerp, Bragg & Company, 1877 - History - 349 pages
 

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Page 217 - ... had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Page 12 - ... their men, young and old, I took prisoners. Of some I cut off the feet and hands; of others I cut off the noses, ears, and lips; of the young men's ears I made a heap; of the old men's heads I built a minaret. I exposed their heads as a trophy in front of their city. The male children and the female children I burnt in the flames. The city I destroyed, and consumed, and burnt with fire.
Page 50 - They bound themselves by an oath that ' they would destroy no city of the Amphictyons, nor cut off their streams in war or peace ; and if any should do so, they would march against him and destroy his cities; and should any pillage the property of the god, or be privy to, or plan anything against what was in his temple at Delphi, they would take vengeance on him with hand, and foot, and voice, and all their might
Page 63 - King Artaxerxes thinks it just that the cities in Asia and the islands of Clazomenae and Cyprus should belong to him. He also thinks it just to leave all the other Grecian cities, both small and great, independent, — except Lemnos, Imbros, and Scyros, which are to belong to Athens, as of old.
Page 67 - ... action, and, chanting the hymn of battle, the little army bore down upon the host of the foe. Then, too, along the mountain slopes of Marathon must have resounded the mutual exhortation, which...
Page 182 - Trier ; the King of Bohemia ; the duke of Saxony; the margrave of Brandenburg; and the count palatine of the Rhine.

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