A Child's History of Greece

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Harper & Brothers, 1857 - Greece

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Page 232 - In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace : and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
Page 232 - Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
Page 62 - The stones thrown by Deucalion became men, and those thrown by Pyrrha became women.
Page 138 - Greek mythology, a. monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.
Page 232 - Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against the other.
Page 232 - In that night was Belshazzar, the king of the Chaldaeans, slain. And Darius, the Median, took the kingdom.
Page 155 - She told him that she would give him the most beautiful woman in the world for his wife.
Page 222 - I hear the man who speaks not. The smell reaches me of a hardskinned tortoise boiled in a copper with lamb's flesh — copper above and copper below." Croesus was awe-struck on receiving this reply. It described with the utmost detail that which he had been really doing, so that he accounted the...
Page 284 - Cast not in our teeth that the power of the Persian is many times greater than ours: we too know that, as well as thou: but we nevertheless love freedom well enough to resist him in the best manner we can. Attempt not the vain task of talking us over into alliance with him. Tell Mardonius that as long as the sun shall continue in his present path, we will never contract alliance with Xerxes: we will encounter him in our own defence, putting our trust in the aid of those gods and heroes to whom he...
Page 67 - In course of time she gave birth to a son who was no other but Bodhisattva himself.

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