Peter Parley's Annual: A Christmas and New Year's Present for Young People..

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William Martin
Darton and Company, 1866

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Էջ 338 - It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man better be ; Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere : A lily of a day Is fairer far in May, Although it fall and die that night — It was the plant and flower of Light. In small proportions we just beauties see ; And in short measures life may perfect be.
Էջ 138 - Well, well, Master Kingston," quoth he, "I see the matter against me how it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Էջ 147 - In any right-angled triangle, the square which is described on the side subtending the right angle is equal to the squares described on the sides which contain the right angle.
Էջ 48 - ... their booty from this and other spoliations, that gold in Syria speedily fell to one half its former value. In the confusion, the Zealots and robbers, who had the defence of the place, succeeded in forcing their way through the upper city, there to make their last stand. The plundering and butchering being over for the present, the Romans carried their standards around the burning Temple, and set them up before the eastern gate, where they offered sacrifices, and saluted Titus as
Էջ 40 - The two great parties concurred in defence of the city; but when the urgent occasion had passed, they turned their arms against each other. Thus there was two-fold war, and the lifeblood of Jerusalem was drained without respite. John defended the temple and the Castle of Antonia, and Simon the rest of the city. The space which their previous devastations had cleared within the city, served them for a field of battle against each other ; from which, when occasion required, they unanimously hastened...
Էջ 137 - Having alighted, he immediately took his chamber and went to bed, where his sickness still increased. Three days after, " on Tuesday even, master Kingston came to him, and bade him good-morrow, for it was about six of the clock, and asked him how he did. Sir, quoth he, I tarry but the pleasure of God, to render up my poor soul into His hands.

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