American Antiquities: Or, The New World the Old, and the Old World the New

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Trübner and Company, 1868 - 45 pages
 

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Page 40 - Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Page 13 - 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 face of the whole earth.
Page 15 - And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd ? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.
Page 13 - He taught them to construct cities, to found temples, to compile laws, and explained to them the principles of geometrical knowledge.
Page 41 - And the time drew nigh that Israel must die : and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me ; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt : but I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
Page 13 - Oannes. (According to the account of Apollodorus) the whole body of the animal was like that of a fish ; and had under a fish's head another head, and also feet below, similar to those of a man, subjoined to the fish's tail. His voice, too, and language...
Page 13 - The whole body of the animal." he says, "was like that of a fish; and had under a fish's head another head, and also feet beTHE AMBOINA MERMAID From Valentijn'i Natural History of Amboina (1726) low, like those of a man joined to its fish's tail. "He was endowed with reason, and his voice and language were articulate and human. And he gave men an insight into letters and sciences, and every kind of art into everything...
Page 41 - idol" is decidedly that of a man. The beard is of a curious fashion, and joined to the mustache and hair. The ears are large, though not resembling nature ; the expression is grand, the mouth partly open, and the eyeballs seem starting from the sockets ; the intention of the sculptor seems to have been to excite terror.
Page 9 - ... rejected because they do not offer the direct means of correlating and reading them. They are quoted merely as mental eye-openers in the hope that by and by we may see a little farther and more clearly. Herodotus says " from the first king to this priest of Vulcan (Ptah) who last reigned (Sethon) were 341 generations of men ; and during these generations, there were the same number of priests and kings. Now 300 generations are equal to 10,000 years, and the forty-one remaining generations make...
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