Universal history, ancient and modern, Volume 1

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Page 120 - And he said, BLESSED be the Lord God of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant.
Page 73 - Alfred the • great complained, that from the Humber to the Thames there was not a priest who understood the liturgy in his mother tongue, or who could translate the easiest piece of Latin ; and that from the Thames to the sea, the ecclesiastics were still more ignorant.
Page 73 - The price of books became so high, that persons of a moderate fortune could not afford to purchase them. The Countess of Anjou paid for a copy of the Homilies of Haimon, Bishop of Halberstadt, two hundred sheep, five quarters of wheat, and the same quantity of rye and millet.
Page 121 - Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh and the city Rehoboth, and Calah. And Resen, between Nineveh and Calah ; the same is a great city.
Page 126 - These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.
Page 126 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.
Page 126 - These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations : and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.
Page 65 - An infinite number of inferior deities and genii, residing in every part of nature and directing its operations, were emanations of this divinity. This Supreme Being, though irritated by the sins of mankind, was merciful, and capable of being appeased by prayer and repentance: to serve him with sacrifices and prayers, to do no wrong to others, and to be brave and intrepid in themselves, constituted all the morality they derived from religion. The breach of these was to be punished by a future state...
Page 106 - ... 4. The waters were then replenished with an abundant variety of fish ; the odoriferous air was fanned by the pinions of innumerable birds ; the verdant meads were stocked with cattle ; and every part of the earth was inhabited by its appropriate tribes. To complete, and truly to excel the whole, on the sixth day, God created man of the dust of the ground ; and breathing into his body the breath of life, or immortality, caused him to become a living soul. Shortly subsequent to...
Page 65 - an infinite power, a boundless knowledge, an incorruptible justice," and forbade its followers to represent him under any corporeal form. They were not even to think of confining him within the enclosure of walls, but were taught that it was only within woods and consecrated forests that they could serve him properly. There he seemed to reign in silence, and to make himself felt by the respect which he inspired.

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