Athenian Letters: Or The Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia, Residing at Athens During the Peloponnesian War, Volume 2

Thomas Birch
T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810

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Page 387 - And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace; where were white, green, and blue hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black marble.
Page 442 - ... these primitive particles being solids are incomparably harder than any porous bodies compounded of them, even so very hard as never to wear or break in pieces, no ordinary power being able to divide what God himself made one in the first creation.
Page 387 - And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
Page 442 - All these things being considered, it seems probable to me that God in the beginning formed matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, moveable particles, of such sizes and figures, and with such other properties and in such proportion to space as most conduced to the end for which he formed them...
Page 28 - I am all that has been, that shall be, and none among mortals has hitherto taken off my veil.
Page xv - Athenian Letters ; or the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War,' and consisted of letters supposed to have been written by contemporaries of Socrates, Pericles, and Plato.
Page 442 - All Bodies seem to be composed of hard Particles: For otherwise Fluids would not congeal; as Water, Oils, Vinegar, and Spirit or Oil of Vitriol do by freezing; Mercury by Fumes of Lead; Spirit of Nitre and Mercury, by dissolving the Mercury and evaporating the Flegm; Spirit of Wine and Spirit of Urine, by deflegming and mixing them; and Spirit of Urine and Spirit of Salt, by subliming them...
Page 362 - ... of a female mind she adds the stronger features of a manly understanding, an apprehension instantly to seize, and a taste exactly to determine, the merit of whatever comes before her ; a firmness, yet only tried in the little occurrences of life, but which may be equally depended upon in the most important cases ; a popular benevolence, which makes all who approach her easy ; and a nicety in her friendships, which keeps off the forward and undeserving. Fondly to lean on such a bosom, to have...
Page 69 - AMES will be a striking instance of the absurdity of these maxims. Nor need his learned friends apprehend that the man of letters will be lost in the man of the world. Instead of abandoning the arts he loved, he will shew how much they adorn the highest stations ; nor will his increasing acquaintance among the great drive from his heart the companions of his studies.
Page 78 - Amphictyonic tribunal, wisely thinking, that the public defence and public religion should be matters of a general concern to the Grecians, however divided on subjects of less importance. Acrisius who reigned several years after at Argos, is reported to have increased the privileges, and regulated the laws, of the Amphictyons : and is for that reason esteemed by some a second founder. The assembly met in the spring and autumn of every year, either at Delphi or Thermopylae and every city amongst the...

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