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Homer, one of the earliest poets, flourished, 9 0 7 and made

Poesy Awake. pe, ze, ke. Lysimachus was defeated and slain, in

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A New Fight. ne, fe, te. Marius defeated and captured Jugurtha, 1 0 6 after

A Hot Siege. te, se, je. Parchment invented by King Attalus, was 2 1 0 used in writing

Notes. ne, te, se. When the Peloponnesian War commenced, 4 3 1 every soldier was

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de. Pompey's Pillar, erected at Alexandria, is 0 4 8 higher than

A House-roof. se, re, fe. At the Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks, 4 0 1 they did not stop to

Rest. re, se, te. At the Rise of the Achæan League, there 2 8 0 were many

Knaves. ne, ve, ze. Rome was founded, by a colony from an 7 5 3 eastern

Clime. ke, le, me. Sardinia and Corsica were conquered by the 2 3 1

Romans, to gratify their Enmity. ne, me, te. Scipio carried the war into Africa, making 2 0 4

A Noisy War. ne, ze, re. The Second Punic War commenced, by en. 2 1 8 listing every

Native. ne, te, ve. The Seven Wise Men of Greece flourished, 6 2 1 and constituted a wise

Junto. je, ne, te. Solar Eclipses were first calculated by 6 2 0 Thales, a man of

Genius. je, ne, se. Solon's Laws adopted at Athens, were the 5 9 4 result of considerable

Labor. le, be, re. The Mausoleum, the 6th. wonder of the world, 3 5 1

cost more money than A Small Hut, me, le, te. Tiberius Gracchus was put to death, and 1 3 3 denied

A Tomb at Home. te, me, me Xerces, king of Persia, commenced his reign, 4 8 5 before the invention of the

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Sacred Chronology.

1. Creation of the world,

B. C. 4004 Birth of Cain, the first born of Adam and Eve,

4003 Abel murdered by his brother Cain,

3875 Epoch translated to heaven,

3017 Universal Deluge, in the 600th year of Noah's age, 2348 Babel Tower built by Noah's posterity,

2247 Calling of Abraham, .

1921 Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by fire from heaven, 1897 Isaac offered in sacrifice by his father,

1871 Esau sells his birth-right to Jacob, for a mess of potage, 1816 Jacob married Leah and Rachel,

1759 Joseph sold by his brethren,

1728 Moses born,

1571 Job flourished ; famous for his wisdom and patience, 1513 Pharaoh's host drowned in the Red Sea,

1491 Moses saw Jehovah in the burning bush,

1491 Moses received the Law on Mount Sinai,

1491 Moses wrote the Pentateuch,

1452 Moses smote the rock, and drew water from it,

1452 The Israelites enter Canaan, under Joshua,

1451 Fall of Jericho, under the trumpets of Joshua,

1451 Boaz married Ruth, .

1312 Jephthah sacrificed his daughter,

1188 Samson killed 1000 Philistines with a jaw-bone,

1136 David kills Goliah the Philistine giant, with his sling, 1062 Saul slew himself, and David was elected King of Israel, 1055 Solomon succeeded David, as King of Israel,

1015 Solomon laid the foundation of the temple,

1012 Division of Israel and Judah, under Jeroboam,

975 Elijah the prophet, translated to heaven,

896 Jehu King of Israel, destroyed the priests of Baal,

884 Jonah swallowed by a whale,

801 Isaiah began to prophecy, .

758 Ahaz King of Judah, sets up idol worship,

742 End of the kingdom of Israel,

721 Senacherib's army of 185,000 men, destroyed by an angel, 710 Holofernes beheaded by Judith,

657 Josiah the pious, begins to reign,



Sacred Chronology.

2. Jeremiah wrote the Lamentations,

B. C. 610 End of the Kingdom of Judah,

588 Jerusalem taken, and the temple burned by Nebuchadnezzar, 587 The three children saved from the fiery furnace,

560 Belsbazzar's feast—the hand-writing appears on the wall,

556 Daniel cast into the lion's den,

554 Cyrus took Babylon, and put an end to the Jewish captivity, 538 Darius divorces Queen Vashti, and marries Esther,

517 Haman the enemy of the Jews, hanged on a gallows, 508 Ezra wrote the Book of Chronicles,

453 Apollonius defeated and slain by Judas Maccabeus,

166 Aristobulus becomes King of Judea,

107 Gabinius established the Sanhedrim,

55 John the Baptist born, six months before our Saviour,

4 Birth of Christ, four years before the vulgar era,

4 Christian era commenced,

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Christ disputed with the doctors, in the temple, A. D. 12 John the Baptist began his ministry,

26 Christ's sermon on the mount,

31 Jesus feeds 5,000, with loaves and two fishes,

32 Christ crucified, and rose from the dead,

33 St. Paul converted to Christianity, . Pontius Pilate kills himself,

38 St. Matthew wrote his Gospel,

39 St. Peter liberated from prison by an angel,

44 Mary the mother of Jesus, died,

45 St. Paul preaches in the Areopagus, at Athens, .

50 St. Paul imprisoned at Rome,

65 Martyrdom of Peter and Paul, at Rome,

66 St. John wrote his Gospel, and was banished to Patmos, 95 St. John dies at Ephesus, ·


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The Creation of the World, took place long before the

Cicero and Cæsar. At the Birth of Cain, Adam returned thanks to God, in

A Serious Psalm. Abel was murdered by his brother Cain, who showed himself

Miffy and Ugly. Enoch was translated to Heaven, riding safely up with out making any

Mistake. At the Universal Deluge, mankind was saved under

Noah's Home Roof. The Babel Tower was built, soon after the human race was preserved in

Noah's New Ark The Calling of Abraham was a covenant that was more sacred than

A Weighty Bond. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire, the inhabitants receiving

A Stiff Bake. Isaac was offered in sacrifice by his father, who gave

a burnt-offering on a fire made of A Wood Fagot. Esau sold his birth-right for a mess of potage, which proved a rather

Stiff Dish. Jacob married Leah and Rachel, and had

A Wedding All-happy. Joseph was sold by his brethren, who sprinkled his coat

with blood, after killing a kid with A Thick Knife. Moses was born, at a time when the Jews all spoke one

Dialect. Job, a man of wisdom and patience, flourished in

A Witty Holy Time. Pharaoh's host was drowned, which would not have

happened, had every chariot been A Water Boat. Moses saw Jehovah in the burning bush, and received

the Law from Heaven, as though it was Dropped . Moses wrote the Pentateuch, and smote the rock, pre

ferring that his people should drink Water Alone, The Israelites enter Canaan, under Joshua, traveling every night by

Star-light The Fall of Jericho took place under the trumpets of Joshua, who

Tore the Wall in Two. Boaz married Ruth, showing that he rather have a widow, than

A Witty Maiden. Jephthah sacrificed his daughter, who showed her

Duty to a Heavy Vow. Samson killed 1000 Philistines, and showed himself for his enemies,

A Dead Match. David killed Goliah with his sling, hitting him

Twice on the Chin. Saul slew himself, and David was elected king, and found his subjects very

Disloyal. Solomon succeeded David as king, and reigned in a

Wise and Witty Style. Solomon laid the foundation of the Temple, and built it of

Wood and Stone. The Division of Israel and Judah, was announced by a blast from

A Bugle. Elijah was translated to Heaven, perhaps in a chariot made of a tree or

A Heavy Bush. Jehu destroyed the priests of Baal, without showing

Favor. Jonah when swallowed by a whale, must have had du

ring the animal's travels, an interesting Visit. Isaiah prophesied, and predicted that many would go to a bottomless

Gulf. Ahaz set up idol worship, which brought disgrace upon his

Crown. At the end of the kingdom of Israel, it contained more land than a common

County. Senacherib's army was destroyed by an angel, that had the power of the


them any

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