A Dissertation on the Languages, Literature, and Manners of Eastern Nations: Originally Prefixed to a Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English

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Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1778 - 288 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 412 - Therefore is the name of it called Babel ; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth : and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Pàgina 303 - Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even unto the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that is, twelve years, I and my brethren have not eaten the bread of the governor.
Pàgina 306 - Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, the Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth ; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Pàgina 435 - Look ye, gentlemen, cries Peter in a rage, to convince you what a couple of blind, positive, ignorant, wilful puppies you are, I will use but this plain argument; by G — , it is true, good, natural mutton as any in Leadenhall market ; and G — confound you both eternally, if you offer to believe otherwise.
Pàgina 422 - All this, he says, was an allegorical description of nature. For the whole universe consisting of moisture, and animals being continually generated therein; the deity...
Pàgina 422 - Pluto, divided the darkness, and separated the heavens from the earth, and reduced the universe to order. But the animals so recently created, not being able to bear the prevalence of light, died.
Pàgina 421 - They had one body but two heads: the one that of a man, the other of a woman: and likewise in their several organs both male and female. Other human figures were to be seen with the legs and horns of goats: some had horses...
Pàgina 54 - Numerous as the fands on the more," is an idea which, in all times, has been annexed to defeated armies : and the Grecian writers, to dignify their country, may have turned the hyperbole into hiftoric fact ; and fwelled the Thoufands of the Perfian Satrap into the Millions of the Perfian King.
Pàgina 382 - But they had efcaped better, if ,the moft fafhionable of the French poets had not, at the fame time, been their beft critic. A LUCKY word in a verfe, which founds well and every body gets by heart, goes further than a volume of juft...
Pàgina 293 - which they had neither feen, nor heard, nor received " upon the authority of another perfon : proceeding " merely upon this principle, that they fhould be moil " likely to pleafe people's fancy, by having recourfe to

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