A history of Greece, taken from the Greek historians

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Page 260 - Who hath sent out the wild ass free? Or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass? Whose house I have made the wilderness, And the barren land his dwellings. He scorneth the multitude of the city, Neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. The range of the mountains is his pasture, And he searcheth after every green thing.
Page 409 - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Page 406 - I have taken," said Amrou to the caliph, "the great city of the West. It is impossible for me to enumerate the variety of its riches and beauty; and I shall content myself with observing, that it contains four thousand palaces, four thousand baths, four hundred theatres or places of amusement, twelve thousand shops for the sale of vegetable food, and forty thousand tributary Jews. The town has been subdued by force of arms...
Page 242 - I prepare myself to speak Of manners primitive, and that good time Which I have seen, when discipline prevailed, And modesty was sanctioned by the laws ; No babbling then was suffered in our schools : The scholar's test was silence.
Page 402 - It appeared to me like entering a city of giants, who, after a long conflict, were all destroyed, leaving the ruins of their various temples as the only proofs of their former existence.
Page 475 - ... proclamation with joy. It was in the form of a letter, addressed to them in a style of imperial brevity. " King Alexander to the exiles from the Greek cities. We were not the author of your exile, but we will restore you to your homes, all but those who are under a curse. t And we have written to Antipater on the subject, that he may compel those cities which are unwilling to receive you.
Page 413 - But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Page 412 - The first tenth part of all increase I gave to the sons of Aaron, who ministered at Jerusalem: another tenth part I sold away, and went, and spent it every year at Jerusalem...
Page 400 - ... and the high priest in purple and scarlet clothing, with his mitre on his head, having the golden plate whereon the name of God was engraved, he approached by himself, and adored that name, and first saluted the high priest.
Page 245 - What is piety? What is impiety ? What is the honorable and the base ? What is the just and the unjust? What is temperance or unsound mind? What is courage or cowardice? What is a city? 'What is the character fit for a citizen ? What is authority over men ? What is the character befitting the exercise of such authority ? and other similar questions. Men who knew these matters he accounted good and honorable; men who were ignorant of them he assimilated to slaves.

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