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The Creatim of the World, took place long before the days of
Cicero and Cæsar. At the Birth of Cain, Adam returned thanks to God, in
A Serious Psalm. Abel was murdered by his brother Cain, who showed himself
Miffy and Ugly. Enoch was translated to Heaven, riding safely up with. out making any
Mistake. At the Universal Deluge, mankind was saved under
Noah's Home Roof. The Babel Tower was built, soon after the human race was preserved in
Noah's New Ark The Calling of Abraham was a covenant that was more . sacred than
A Weighty Bond. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire, the inhabitants receiving
A Stiff Bake. Isaac was offered in sacrifice by his father, who gave
a burnt-offering on a fire made of A Wood Fagot. Esau sold his birth-right for a mess of potage, which proved a rather
Stiff Dish. Jacob married Leah and Rachel, and had
A Wedding All-happy. Joseph was sold by his brethren, who sprinkled his coat
with blood, after killing a kid with A Thick Knife. Moses was born, at a time when the Jews all spoke one
Dialect. Job, a man of wisdom and.patience, flourished in
A Witty Holy Time. Pharaoh's host was drowned, which would not have
happened, had every chariot been A Water Boat. Moses saw Jehovah in the burning bush, and received
the Law from Heaven, as though it was Dropped
Moses wrote the Pentateuch, and smote the rock, pre. . ferring that his people should drink Water Alone,
The Israelites enter Canaan, under Joshua, traveling · every night by
Star-light. The Fall of Jericho took place under the trumpets of Joshua, who
Tore the Wall in Two. Boaz married Ruth, showing that he rather have a widow, than
A Witty Maiden. Jephthah sacrificed his daughter, who showed her
Duty to a Heavy Vow. Samson killed 1000 Philistines, and showed himself . for his enemies,
A Dead Match. David killed Goliah with his sling, hitting him
Twice on the Chin. Saul slew himself, and David was elected king, and found his subjects very
Disloyal. Solomon succeeded David as king, and reigned in a
Wise and Witty Style. Solomon laid the foundation of the Temple, and built it of
Wood and Stone. The Division of Israel and Judah, was announced by a blast from
A Bugle. Elijah was translated to Heaven, perhaps in a chariot : made of a tree or
A Heavy Bush. Jehu destroyed the priests of Baal, without showing them any
Favor. Jonah when swallowed by a whale, must have had du
ring the animal's travels, an interesting Visit. Isaiah prophesied, and predicted that many would go to a bottomless
Gulf. Ahaz set up idol worship, which brought disgrace upon his
Crown. At the end of the kingdom of Israel, it contained more land than a common
County Senacherib's army was destroyed by an angel, that had the power of the
Holofernes was beheaded by Judith, who acted like a perfect
Shylock Josiah the pious began to reign, and ruled with a great deal of
Charity. Jeremiah wrote the Lamentations, long before our Sa. viour was betrayed by
Judas. At the End of the Kingdom of Judah, the many be. came the
Slave of the Few. Jerusalem was taken by Nebuchadnezzar, and the Tem
ple destroyed, though perhaps made of Live-oak. The three children were saved from the fiery furnace, instead of being burned
All to Ashes. At Belshazzar's feast, the hand-writing appeared on the
Wall of the Lodge. Daniel was cast into a lion's den, or
Leo's Lair. Cyrus captured Babylon, and put an end to the Jewish captivity, by
A Sly Move. Darius divorced Queen Vashti, and married Esther, having
A Sly Wedding. Haman was hanged on a gallows, destroying his life, though he had
A Soul to Save. Ezra wrote the book of Chronicles, and gave the history of many an ancient
Realm. Apollonius was defeated by Judas Maccabeus, who acted like
A Dutch Jew. Aristobulus was appointed King of Judea, and found ' in his reign many a hard
Task Gabinius established the Sanhedrim, and gained influ. ence quite
Slowly. John the Baptist was born six months before our Sa. viour, during the same
Year. The Birth of Christ, took place four years before the . vulgar
Era The Christian Era commenced, just after the days of
Cicero and Cæsar.
AFTER THE CHRISTIAN ERA.
Chrisi disputed with the doctors in the Temple, and
found them nearly as ignorant as Heathen John the Baptist began his ministry, during
A New Age. Christ's Sermon on the Mount, is recorded in the book of
Matthew. Jesus look five loaves and two fishes, and fed five thousand .
Men. At the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ, his Father called
Him Home. St. Paul was converted to Christianity, when he to the Saviour paid
Homage. Pontius Pilate-killed himself, in
A Miff. St. Matthew wrote his Gospel, and it was published and illustrated by
A Map. St. Peter was liberated from prison by an angel, which he must have considered very
Rare. Mary the mother of Jesus died, and after her death, re. ceived homage more than
Royal. St. Paul preached in the Areopagus at Athens, which was. .
A Holy House. St. Paul was imprisoned at Rome, probably in
A Jail. The Martyrdom of Peter and Paul at Rome, was ac.
cording to the decision of an unjust Judge. St. John wrote his Gospel, and was banished to Patmos, where he lived quite
Happily. St. John died at Ephesus, where his ashes reposed . after his
1. Babylon supposed to be founded, by Nimrod, . B. C. 2234 Sicyon, the first kingdom in Greece, . . . . 2089 Letters invented, in Egypt, . . . . . 1822 Sparta founded, by Spartes, . . . . . . 1718 Athens supposed to be founded, by Cecrops, . . 1556 Thebes founded, by a colony under Cadmus, .
1550 Troy founded, . . . . . . . . 1546 Chronology of the Arundelian Marbles begins, . 1518 Lacedæmon founded, by Lelia, . . . . . 1516 War chariots first used, . . . . . . 1500 Iron discovered, by the burning of Mt. Ida, . . 1406 Erectheus, an Ionian chief, flourished, . .
1383 Eleusinian Mysteries at Athens, .
1356 Olympic Games instituted, in Olympia, by Pelops, . . 1307 Sicily first settled, by the Italians, . . . , 1262 Argonautic Expedition, . . . . . . . 1262 Tyre founded, by a colony from Egypt, . . . 1252 Carthage founded, by a colony from Tyre,
1233 Agamemnon supposed to flourish, . . . . 1200 Trojan War, commenced, . . . . . . 1194 Troy burned by the Greeks, after a siege of ten years, 1184 Temple of Ephesus burned by Erostratus : soon rebuilt, 1141 First Egyptian Pyramid supposed to be built, by Cheops, 1082 Ionian Colonies migrate from Greece, and go to Asia Minor, 1044 Institution of the Amphictyonic Council, . . . 1040 Smyrna founded, . . . . . . . 1015 Homer supposed to have flourished, . . . 907 Laws and Constitution of Lycurgus, . . . . 884 Kingdom of Macedon, founded by Caranus, .
824 Silver first coined, at Ægina, in Greece, Beginning of the Olympic Era, .
776 Rome founded, . . . . . . . . 753 Era of Nabonassar, . . . . . . .
747 First Messenian War, . .
. . . 743 Eclipse of the Moon: the first on record, .
721 Sardanapalus, king of Assyria, flourished, . .
711 Combat between the Horatii and the Curiatii,
667 Byzantium, (now Constantinople,) founded,