On the Shores of the Great Sea, Book I of the Story of the World
Cosimo, Inc., 2013 M01 1 - 212 pages
"Volume 1 ... covers the history of the world from the 'days of Abraham' to the birth of Christ."--P.  of cover.
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Abraham Africa Alexander Alexandria ancient army Athenians Athens battle beautiful brave bridge built Caesar Caesar Augustus called Canaan carried Carthage Carthaginians chariot children of Israel coast colonies command conquered consul Coriolanus cried Darius death desert East Egypt Egyptians empire Euphrates famine father fell fight fleet friends Gauls Greece Greeks Hamilcar Hannibal Hercules heroes Hiram honour horses hundred island Italy Joseph King of Persia King of Sparta knew known land of Canaan land of Egypt Lars Porsena live Macedonia Marathon Mediterranean mother mountains night Nile oars old story once passed Persian Pharaoh Phoenicians Pillars of Hercules Pompey reached returned river Romans Rome rose sailed sailors Senate ships shores Sicily Socrates soldiers Spain Spartans stood strong Tarshish temple thee thou thousand to-day told took tribes triremes Troy Tyre victory waters wind wonderful Xerxes young
Page 124 - Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate : 'To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late; And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temples of his Gods...
Page 16 - And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art : thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled : only in the throne will I be greater than thou. And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.
Page 126 - Tiber! father Tiber! To whom the Romans pray, A Roman's life, a Roman's arms, Take thou in charge this day ! ' So he spake, and speaking sheathed The good sword by his side, And with his harness on his back Plunged headlong in the tide.
Page 124 - Just then a scout came flying, All wild with haste and fear: "To arms! to arms! Sir Consul, — Lars Porsena is here." On the low hills to westward The Consul fixed his eye, And saw the swarthy storm of dust Rise fast along the sky.
Page 126 - quoth false Sextus; 'Will not the villain drown? But for this stay ere close of day We should have sacked the town ! ' 'Heaven help him ! ' quoth Lars Porsena, 'And bring him safe to shore; For such a gallant feat of arms Was never seen before.
Page 14 - And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land; And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very grievous.
Page 21 - And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well ? the old man of whom ye spake ; is he yet alive ? And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive : and they bowed down their heads and made obeisance.
Page 126 - But with a crash like thunder Fell every loosened beam, And, like a dam, the mighty wreck Lay right athwart the stream : And a long shout of triumph Rose from the walls of Rome, As to the highest turret-tops Was splashed the yellow foam.
Page 184 - Your infants in your arms, and there have sat The livelong day, with patient expectation, To see great POmpey pass the streets of Rome...