An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Volume 20

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T. Osborne, 1748
 

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Page 194 - And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Page 182 - And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
Page 113 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the...
Page 131 - Chinese communicated their ideas by drawing on paper the natural images of the things they wished to express.
Page 194 - Lord faid unto her: return unto thy miftrefs, and fubmit thyfelf under her hands. 10. And the Angel of the Lord faid unto her: I will multiply thy feed exceedingly, that it fhall not be numbered for multitude.
Page 124 - Of this we find traces in thofe ancient and valuable books, which the Chinefe call, by way of eminence, The Five Volumes, being the canonical or claffical books of the higheft rank, which they look upon as the fource of all their fcience and morality. . The chief object of their worfhip then, at firft was the Supreme Being, the Lord and Sovereign Principle of all things, whom they adored under the name either Shang-ti, that is Supreme Emperor, or Tyen, which, with the Chinefe, fignifies the fame...
Page iii - By these records it is that we live, as it were, in the very time when the world was created ; we behold how it was governed in its...
Page 140 - He created six ko-lau or Prime Ministers§ to assist him in governing his empire. He appointed a professor of music, whose duty was to explain the order and arrangement of the different tones. He taught the way of making flutes, fifes, and organs, trumpets that imitated the voice of the dragon, and drums that made the noise of thunder. He divided his country into principalities, in each of which he caused cities to be erected. He introduced the use of wheeled carriages, and the training of horses...
Page xxiv - But curing Artaxerxes of a wound he received in the battle, he became a great favourite at the court of Persia, where he continued practising physic for 17 years, and was employed in several negotiations. He wrote the History of Persia...

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