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Homer, one of the earliest poets, flourished, Poesy Awake. pe, ze, ke. 2 8 1

and made

Lysimachus was defeated and slain, in
A New Fight. ne, fe, te.

Marius defeated and captured Jugurtha, 1 0 6 A Hot Siege. te, se, je.

2 1 0

Notes. ne, te, se.

after Parchment invented by King Attalus, was used in writing

When the Peloponnesian War commenced, every soldier was

4 3 1 Armed re, me, de.

Pompey's Pillar, erected at Alexandria, is 0 4 8 higher than A House-roof. se, re, fe. 4 0 1 Rest. re, se, te.

At the Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks, they did not stop to

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
Clime. ke, le, me.

eastern

2 3 1

Sardinia and Corsica were conquered by the
Romans, to gratify their
Enmity. ne, me, te.
Scipio carried the war into Africa, making 2 0 4
A Noisy War. ne, ze, re.
2 1 8
Native. ne, te, ve.

The Second Punic War commenced, by en-
listing every

The Seven Wise Men of Greece flourished, and constituted a wise

6 2 1

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 result of considerable

5 9 4 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 Xerxes, king of Persia, commenced his reign, 4 8 5 before the invention of the Rifle. re, fe, le.

Sacred Chronology.

1.

Creation of the world,

Birth of Cain, the first born of Adam and Eve,
Abel murdered by his brother Cain,
Enoch translated to heaven,

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

Calling of Abraham, .

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

Esau sells his birth-right to Jacob, for a mess of potage,
Jacob married Leah and Rachel,
Joseph sold by his brethren,
Moses born,

Job flourished; famous for his wisdom and patience,
Pharaoh's host drowned in the Red Sea,
Moses saw Jehovah in the burning bush,
Moses received the Law on Mount Sinai,
Moses wrote the Pentateuch,

Moses smote the rock, and drew water from it,
The Israelites enter Canaan, under Joshua,
Fall of Jericho, under the trumpets of Joshua,
Boaz married Ruth, .

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Isaiah began to prophecy,

Ahaz King of Judah, sets up idol worship,

B. C. 4004

4003

3875

3017

2348

2247

1921

1897

1871

1816

1759

1728

1571

1513

1491

1491

1491

1452

1452

1451

1451

1312

1188

1136

1062

1055

1015

1012

975

896

684

801

758

Jephthah sacrificed his daughter,

Samson killed 1000 Philistines with a jaw-bone,
David kills Goliah the Philistine giant, with his sling,

Saul slew himself, and David was elected King of Israel,
Solomon succeeded David, as King of Israel,
Solomon laid the foundation of the temple,
Division of Israel and Judah, under Jeroboam,
Elijah the prophet, translated to heaven,

Jehu King of Israel, destroyed the priests of Baal,

Jonah swallowed by a whale,

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End of the kingdom of Israel,

Senacherib's army of 185,000 men, destroyed by an angel,

Holofernes beheaded by Judith,
Josiah the pious, begins to reign,

742

721

710

657

641

Sacred Chronology.

2.

B. C. 610

588

Jeremiah wrote the Lamentations,
End of the Kingdom of Judah,
Jerusalem taken, and the temple burned by Nebuchadnezzar, 587
The three children saved from the fiery furnace,
560
Belshazzar's feast-the hand-writing appears on the wall, 556
Daniel cast into the lion's den,

554

517

Cyrus took Babylon, and put an end to the Jewish captivity, 538
Darius divorces Queen Vashti, and marries Esther,
Haman the enemy of the Jews, hanged on a gallows,
Ezra wrote the Book of Chronicles,

508

453

166

107

55

Apollonius defeated and slain by Judas Maccabeus,
Aristobulus becomes King of Judea,

Gabinius established the Sanhedrim,

John the Baptist born, six months before our Saviour,
Birth of Christ, four years before the vulgar era,
Christian era commenced,

Christ disputed with the doctors, in the temple,
John the Baptist began his ministry,
Christ's sermon on the mount,

Jesus feeds 5,000, with five loaves and two fishes,
Christ crucified, and rose from the dead,

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

St. Matthew wrote his Gospel,

St. Peter liberated from prison by an angel,

Mary the mother of Jesus, died,

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

St. Paul imprisoned at Rome,

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Martyrdom of Peter and Paul, at Rome,

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

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A. D. 12

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FORMULAS FOR

SACRED CHRONOLOGY.

The Creation of the World, took place long before the days of Cicero and Cæsar.

At the Birth of Cain, Adam returned thanks to God,
A Serious Psalm.

in

Abel was murdered by his brother Cain, who showed himself Miffy and Ugly. Enoch was translated to Heaven, riding safely up without 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, preferring 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
them any

Favor.

Jonah when swallowed by a whale, must have had du-
ring the animal's travels, an interesting
Isaiah prophesied, and predicted that many would go
to a bottomless

Visit.

Ahaz set up idol worship, which brought disgrace upon his

At the end of the kingdom of Israel, it contained more
land than a common
Senacherib's army was destroyed by an angel, that had
the power of the

Gulf.

Crown.

County.

Gods.

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