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Sayfa 188 - In the year that king LJzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered bis feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
Sayfa 188 - IN the year that king Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims ; each one had six wings ; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
Sayfa xxvii - Mansuram rudibus vocem signare figuris : Nondum flumineas Memphis contexere biblos Noverat, et saxis tantum volucresque feraeque Sculptaque servabant magicas animalia linguas).
Sayfa xxv - will render the Egyptians wiser, and even increase their powers of memory; for this invention is the medicine of memory and wisdom.' To this Thamus replied, ' O, most artificial Theuth ! One person is more adapted to artificial operations, but another to judging what detriment or advantage will arise from the use of these...
Sayfa 103 - ... less than 30,000 square feet of sculpture, and at the sides of these tableaux were innumerable inscriptions, equally composed of ingeniously grouped figurative signs, in explanation of the subjects, and combining with them far more happily than if they had been the finest alphabetical characters in the world. Their study would require more than a lifetime, and we have only space to give a few general hints.
Sayfa 343 - ... terrible Thieves. The Government a Republic, headed by a Doge, that is chosen every two years from among the Nobility, and must be a Genoese, at least Fifty years of age, and no Byblow. He cannot so much as lie One Night out of the City, without leave had from the Senate. When he is elected, they place a Crown of Gold on his Head, and a Sceptre in his Hand. His Robes are of Crimson Velvet, and he has the title of Serenity. Here I did business with several Persons of Consideration : the Senators...
Sayfa xxv - I have heard that about Naucratis, in Egypt, there was one of their ancient Gods, to whom a bird was sacred, which they call Ibis; but the name of the Daemon t himself was Theuth. According to tradition, this God first discovered numbers and the art of reckoning, geometry and astronomy, the games of chess and hazard, and likewise letters.
Sayfa 319 - Novum opus facere me cogis ex veteri, ut post exemplaria scripturarum toto orbe dispersa quasi quidam arbiter sedeam et, quia inter se variant, quae sint illa quae cum Graeca consentiant veritate decernam.
Sayfa xxviii - Ex quo apparel-}1 seternus literarum usus. ters) were invented in Egypt by a person whose name was Menon, fifteen years before Phoroneus the most ancient king of Greece : and he endeavours to prove it by the monuments. On the contrary, Epigenes, a writer of firstrate authority, informs us, that among the Babylonians were preserved observations of the stars, inscribed upon baked tiles, extending to a period of 720 years. Berosus and Critodemus, who are the most moderate in their calculations...