The ancient world. The modern world

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Trübner & Company, 1879

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Página 100 - Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee : and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing : and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee : and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Página 302 - I can, at any rate, show that the experiments made with it at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century fully confirm the high encomium bestowed by Dioscorides upon his indicum.
Página 366 - I know very well," he says in his journal, " that the Swedes will have the advantage of us for a considerable time; but they will teach us at length to beat them.
Página 418 - It was remarked to the official people on board the " Samarang," that they had previously fired on an American vessel and driven her off the coast, when she came, in humanity and friendship, to restore some shipwrecked Japanese. This happened in 1837. In the course of the year 1831, a Japanese junk was blown off the coast into the Pacific Ocean, and, after drifting for a long time, was cast ashore in America, near the mouth of the Columbia river. [This incident alone may help to show how the West...
Página 378 - We must progress as much as possible in the direction of Constantinople and India. He who can once get possession of these points is the real ruler of the world. With this view we must provoke constant quarrels — at one time with Turkey, and at another with Persia.
Página 267 - States of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Página 366 - I dare hope," said he, at the same time, " that God will look upon me with a merciful eye for all the good that I have done to my country!
Página 221 - It draws to itself all the great notabilities of the nation — in law, in arms, in diplomacy, in finance — without any regard to their origin, at the same time that it sends back to the mass of the people all its collateral branches, which fall in with the general ranks of society without title or distinction.
Página 409 - Regent — designated by law— and in some cases in the State Council. The executive power of the State belongs exclusively to the Sovereign, while the whole legislative authority rests conjointly in the Sovereign and Parliament, the latter — called the StatesGeneral — consisting of two Chambers. The Upper or First Chamber is composed of 50 members, elected by the Provincial States...

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