Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom

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Page 186 - I planted beautiful trees along its banks, and trees of utility for every kind of work. The best of them I kept for Ashur my Lord and the goddesses of my country. I erected palaces with them, and from the foundation to the roof I built and I finished them. A palace for my royal residence and for an eternal remembrance of my reign, I founded within the city. I adorned it : I enlarged it : and with images of bright copper I embellished it. I then made columns, adorned with noble carvings. With nails...
Page 338 - this good man once saved your life. He now comes to save your soul." Charles faintly answered, " He is welcome." Huddleston went through his part better than had been expected. He knelt by the bed, listened to the confession, pronounced the absolution, and administered extreme unction.
Page 171 - And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
Page 317 - And he brought me into the inner court of the Lord's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
Page 297 - In vastness of plan, combined with elaborateness and delicacy of execution, they seem to surpass all others in Western Asia, in Africa, and in Europe. They are like those of Athens in lightness, but surpass them far in vastness ; they are vast and massive like those of Thebes, but far excel them in airiness and grace.
Page 322 - But the devotion of Constantine was more peculiarly directed to the genius of the Sun, the Apollo of Greek and Roman mythology ; and he was pleased to be represented with the symbols of the God of Light and Poetry.
Page 134 - Saint George had died before the year AD 346, in which he is expressly called a " Holy Martyr." Also, it is clear that this date occurred during the lifetime of the other George— the Alexandrian bishop — who survived for fifteen years longer, viz.
Page 100 - I of a comelier ship having been adorned with battle-weapons and with war-weeds, with bills and mailed coats. Upon his bosom lay a multitude of treasures which were to depart afar with him, into the possession of the flood. They furnished him not less with offerings, with mighty wealth, than those had done who in the beginning sent him forth in his wretchedness, alone over the waves. Moreover they set up for him a golden ensign, high over head; they let the deep-sea bear him; they gave him to the...
Page 187 - ... with fire, or drown. them in the waters, or who shall remove them from their place, and shall throw them down where they will be trampled on by animals. and shall place them in the pathway of the...
Page 259 - And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem ; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.

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