The World in a Pocket Book, Or, Universal Popular Statistics: Embracing ... an Ample ... Synopsis of the United States ... a Complete History of Every Nation, Ancient and Modern ... and a Condensed But Complete View of the Ancient World ...

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G.G. Evans, 1858 - 493 pages

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Page 6 - God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
Page 445 - Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page 185 - Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode...
Page 82 - On Suli's rock and Parga's shore Exists the remnant of a line Such as the Doric mothers bore; And there, perhaps, some seed is sown The Heracleidan blood might own.
Page 348 - Tyler insurrection. 1383 Cannon first used in the English service by the governor of Calais. 1384 The first navigation act: — no goods to be exported or imported In foreign bottoms. 1387 The first Lord High Admiral was appointed. 1388 The Scot- defeated the English at Otterburn.
Page 145 - It was a series of dreadful deeds of daring, of sanguinary hand-to-hand fights, of despairing rallies, of desperate assaults — in glens and valleys, in brushwood glades and remote dells, hidden from all human eyes, and from which the conquerors, Russian or British, issued only to engage fresh foes, till our old supremacy, so rudely assailed, was triumphantly asserted, and the battalions of the czar gave way before our steady courage and the chivalrous fire of France.
Page 411 - Diana's name in hell. HEC'TOR, a son of Priam and Hecuba, and the most valiant of all the Trojans.
Page 314 - Magazine estimates that at 8">() a ton the shipping of the world is worth the enormous amount of $775,000,000. Of this fifteen and a half millions of tonnage, more than ten and a half millions belong to the Anglo-Saxon race; United States, 40,500 vessels, and 5,661,416 tonnage ; Great Britain, 35,960 vessels, and 5,043,270 tonnage.
Page 278 - Cro3sus possessed in landed property a fortune equal to $8,500,000, besides a large amount of money, slaves and furniture, which amounted to an equal sum. He used to say that a citizen who had not a sufficient sum to support an army or a legion, did not deserve the title of a rich man.
Page 435 - The History of Philosophy presents the spectacle of thousands of intellects — some the greatest that have made our race illustrious — steadily concentrated on problems believed to be of vital importance, yet producing no other result than a conviction of the extreme facility of error, and the remoteness of any probability that Truth can be reached.* The only conquest has been critical, that is to say, psychological.

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