A Dissertation on the Languages, Literature, and Manners of Eastern Nations: Originally Prefixed to a Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English

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Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1778 - 288 pages

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Page 410 - Therefore is the name of it called Babel ; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth : and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Page 301 - Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.
Page 304 - Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, the Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth ; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Page 433 - Look ye, gentlemen, cries Peter in a rage, to convince you what a couple of blind, positive, ignorant, wilful puppies you are, I will use but this plain argument; by G , it is true, good, natural mutton as any in Leadenhall market ; and G confound you both eternally, if you offer to believe otherwise.
Page 420 - All this, he says, was an allegorical description of nature. For the whole universe consisting of moisture, and animals being continually generated therein; the deity...
Page 420 - Pluto, divided the darkness, and separated the heavens from the earth, and reduced the universe to order. But the animals so recently created, not being able to bear the prevalence of light, died.
Page 419 - They had one body but two heads: the one that of a man, the other of a woman: and likewise in their several organs both male and female. Other human figures were to be seen with the legs and horns of goats: some had horses...
Page 54 - Numerous as the fands on the more," is an idea which, in all times, has been annexed to defeated armies : and the Grecian writers, to dignify their country, may have turned the hyperbole into hiftoric fact ; and fwelled the Thoufands of the Perfian Satrap into the Millions of the Perfian King.
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