Universal history Americanised: or, An historical view of the world, from the earliest records to the year 1808. With a particular reference to the state of society, literature, religion, and form of government, in the United States of America, Volume 9
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Page 77 - Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered: and I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, and will cause them to return into the land of Pathros, into the land of their habitation; and they shall be there a base kingdom. It shall be the basest of the kingdoms ; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule over the nations.
Page 231 - ... is bounded on the north by the river St. Lawrence; on the east, by the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the Atlantic ocean; on the south by the same ocean; and by Canada and New England on the west.
Page 171 - Mosaical law, according to his conception, by pouring these six or seven drops upon the ground, two or more of them fall to work ; on the back of the beast, and on each side of the spine, they cut...
Page 183 - ... attachments. A Hottentot would divide the last morsel he had with his companions. They are not defective in talent, but possess little exertion to call it into action. Their indolence is a real disease, the only remedy of which is terror. Rather than have the trouble of procuring food by the chase, or of digging the ground for roots, they will fast the whole day, provided they may be allowed to sleep. Eating and sleeping form their highest gratifications ; and , when they cannot indulge in the...
Page 183 - They are a mild, quiet, and timid people; perfectly harmless, honest, faithful; and, though extremely phlegmatic, they are kind and affectionate to each other, and not incapable of strong attachments. A Hottentot would share his last morsel with his companions. They have little of that kind of art or cunning that savages generally possess. If accused of crimes of which they have been guilty, they generally divulge the truth. They seldom quarrel among themselves or make use of provoking language.
Page 101 - Punick war, nothing remarkable appears in the history of the Carthaginians. At this time they possessed extensive dominions in Africa ; had made considerable progress in Spain ; were masters of Sardinia, Corsica, and all the islands on the .coast of Italy ; and had extended their conquests over a great part of Sicily. The Mamertines being reduced to great distress by Hiero, king of Syracuse, had determined to cede the city of Messina, the only one remaining in their possession, to that prince, being...