An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time, Volume 35

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T. Osborne, 1762 - World history

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Page 407 - ... he directed the hands that held it. While he was waiting for the completion of this great work, he thought that as his dominions were but ill peopled, the celibacy of the monks was contrary to nature, and to the public good.
Page 420 - Asiatic kingdoms, than marriages between sovereigns and their subjects ; but that a poor stranger, who had been discovered amid the ruins of a plundered town, should become the absolute sovereign of that very empire into which she was led captive, is an incident which fortune and merit have never before produced in the annals of the world.
Page 152 - Their ufual drink is quas, which is a kind of fmall beer, and traga, brewed of oatmeal and hops : that of their gentry is mead, and, of late, wine ; though even with them, brandy always makes a part of every repaft. Among the lower fort, in particular, the men are thofe who give themfelves up moft to...
Page 538 - Emperor of Russia ! A title, Which, instead of adding to his glory, Became glorious by his wearing it.
Page 538 - And, breaking out like a new sun To illuminate the minds of a people, Dispelled their night of hereditary darkness? And, by force of his invincible influence, Taught them to conquer Even the conquerors of Germany.
Page 123 - HEAD : However, fuch as are employed in the State have their Share of arbitrary Power, their Proceedings being without Appeal, all in the Czar's Name, which they often abufe to fatisfy their Avarice, Revenge, or other guilty Paffions.
Page 421 - Scblippenbach, the governor, would not furrender the town, but upon condition of being permitted to fend for two...
Page 491 - ... to return home, and declared his mind ' to our envoys and to the imperial viceroy : he likewife * wrote the fame thing to us, acknowledging himfelf to be * a criminal, and blame worthy.
Page 69 - The curious fnamont's bones and horns, as they are called, which are found along the banks of the Oby, Jenefei, Lena, and Irtis, are unqueftionably the teeth and bones of elephants, and are made into combs and other utenfils like ivory.

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