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Էջ 28 - M and the royal stables were filled with six thousand mules and horses, among whom the names of Shebdiz and Barid are renowned for their speed or beauty. Six thousand guards successively mounted before the palace gate; the service of the interior apartments was performed by twelve thousand slaves; and in the number of three thousand virgins, the fairest of Asia, some happy concubine might console her master for the age or the indifference of Sira.
Էջ 167 - Inscription around the Sarcophagus of Esther the Queen. ' I praise thee, O God, t^at thou hast created me! I know that my sins merit punishment, yet I hope for mercy at thy hands ; for whenever I call upon thee, thou art with me ; thy holy" presence secures me from all evil. ' My heart is at ease, and my fear of thee increases. My life became, through thy goodness, at the last full of peace.
Էջ 83 - Legislature, abrogating the supreme law which requires us to " do unto others as we would they should do unto us...
Էջ 153 - Taurus, and pay a yearly fine of 2000 talents to the Romans. His revenues being unable to pay the fine, he attempted to plunder the temple of Belus in Susiana, which so incensed the inhabitants, that they killed him with his followers, 187 years before the Christian era.
Էջ 42 - The adjacent pastures were covered with flocks and herds: the paradise or park was replenished with pheasants, peacocks, ostriches, roebucks, and wild boars; and the noble game of lions and tigers was sometimes turned loose for the bolder pleasures of the chase.
Էջ 415 - Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away. 5 When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.
Էջ 28 - Dastagerd, and, though much of the treasure had been removed, and much had been expended, the remaining wealth appears to have exceeded their hopes, and even to have satiated their avarice.
Էջ 483 - ... safe, the shores on both sides well wooded and watered, and the scenery of the whole channel interesting. As on most of the islands throughout these seas, there are several dome-topped sepulchres seen in different parts of this ; and it is quite probable that a similar custom of venerating the tombs of particular characters prevailing before Mohammedanism was in existence, might have given rise to the story of King Erythras and his tomb in this island. The Greek historian says, ' In Oarakhta...
Էջ 536 - Chaldees,) through the Plains of the Turcomans to Diarbekr in Asia Minor, from thence to Mardin on the borders of the Great Desert, and by the Tigris to Mousul and Bagdad : with Researches on the Ruins of Babylon, Nineveh, Arbela, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia. By JS Buckingham, Author of Travels in Palestine and the countries East of the Jordan ; Travels among the Arab Tribes, &c.
Էջ 86 - : on the contrary, free commonwealths, and all those states that consulted the advancement of their own honour, seem to have been unanimous in establishing laws to encourage and reward it.

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