The phenix; a collection of old and rare fragments

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Page 9 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved; if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed.
Page 207 - IT was decreed by the Carthaginians, that Hanno should undertake a voyage beyond the Pillars of Hercules, and found Libyo-Phoenician cities. He sailed accordingly with sixty ships, of fifty oars each, and a body of men and women to the number of thirty thousand, and provisions and other necessaries.
Page 140 - He who sows the ground with care and diligence, acquires a greater stock of religious merit, than he could gain by the repetition of ten thousand...
Page 264 - Egyptians, being three hundred warriors, against the enemy, who advanced to meet him; but he did not attack them, thinking it would be to wage war against the gods, but returned, and came again to Memphis, where he took Apis and...
Page 165 - The wide aerial flight of birds is not true, Nor the dissections of the entrails of victims ; they are all mere toys, The basis of mercenary fraud ; flee from these If you would open the sacred paradise of piety, Where virtue, wisdom, and equity are assembled. * As we say in our former work : Surely it is not those who warn people against "mercenary fraud...
Page 256 - These, according to his own account, he copied from the inscriptions which were engraved in the sacred dialect and hierographic characters, upon the columns set up in the Seriadic land, by Thoth, the first Hermes ; and, after the deluge, translated from the sacred dialect into the Greek tongue, in hieroglyphic characters ; and committed to writing in books, and deposited by Agathodaemon, the son of the second Hermes, the father of Tat, in the penetralia of the temples of Egypt.
Page 194 - Ouranus, represented also the countenances of the gods Cronus, and Dagon, and the sacred characters of the elements. He contrived also for Cronus the ensign of his royal power, having four eyes in the parts before and in the parts behind, two of them closing as in sleep; and upon the shoulders four wings, two in the act of flying, and two reposing as at rest.
Page 24 - But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven ; for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth his rain on the just and on the unjust.
Page 173 - The most ancient of all things is God, for he is uncreated ; the most beautiful is the world, because it is the work of God ; the greatest is space, for it contains all that has been created ; the quickest is the mind, the strongest is necessity, the wisest is time, for it teaches to become so ; the most constant is hope, which alone remains to man when he has lost everything ; the best is virtue, without which there is nothing good. It is the decree of the most just God that men shall be judged...
Page 186 - And when the air began to send forth light, by its fiery influences on the sea and earth, winds were produced, and clouds, and very great defluxions and torrents of the heavenly waters. And when they were thus separated, and carried out of their proper places by the heat of the sun, and all met again in the air, and were dashed against each other, thunder and...

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