A View of Universal History, from the Creation to the Present Time: Including an Account of the Celebrated Revolutions in France, Poland, Sweden, Geneva &c. &c. Together with an Accurate and Impartial Narrative of the Late Military Operations; and Other Important Events, Volume 1
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Page 244 - If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.
Page 374 - III. The nation is essentially the source of all sovereignty; nor can any individual, or any body of men, be entitled to any authority which is not expressly derived from it.
Page 195 - Caesar now commanded the cohorts to pursue their success, and advancing, charged Pompey's troops upon the flank ; this charge the enemy withstood for some time with great bravery, till he brought up his third line, which had not yet engaged. Pompey's infantry being thus doubly attacked, in front by fresh troops and in rear by the victorious cohorts, could no longer resist, but fled to their camp. The...
Page 432 - It is you," continued he to the members, " that have forced me upon this. I have sought the Lord night and day, that he would rather slay me than put me upon this work.
Page 283 - Very faint vestiges of the Roman policy, jurisprudence, arts, or literature remained. New forms of government, new laws, new manners, new dresses, new languages, and new names of men and countries, were every where introduced.
Page 432 - For shame," said he to the parliament, "get you gone; give place to honester men; to those who will more faithfully discharge their trust. You are no longer a parliament : I tell you, you are no longer a parliament. The Lord has done with you : he has chosen other instruments for carrying on his work.
Page 346 - sat on every face ; silence, as in the dead of night, reigned through all the chambers of the royal apartment ; the ladies and courtiers were ranged on each side...
Page 196 - Achilles, the commander of the forces, and Septimius, by birth a Roman, and who had formerly been a centurion in Pompey's army, were appointed to carry -their opinion into execution.
Page 194 - Caesar's soldiers were now rushing on with their usual impetuosity, when, perceiving the enemy motionless, they all stopped short, as if by general consent, and halted in the midst of their career. A terrible pause ensued, in which both armies continued to gaze upon each other with mutual terror and dreadful serenity.