The Story of the Alphabet

D. Appleton, 1915 - 209 pages
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Page 185 - Jesus saith, Wherever there are two, they are not without God ; and wherever there is one alone, I say, I am with him. Raise the stone, and there thou shalt find me ; cleave the wood, and there am I.
Page 14 - Tarky, blind in his left eye," which was done, and read by the other man to the increased astonishment of every body. Mr. Mariner then told him that, in several parts of the world, messages were sent to great distances through the same medium, and being folded and fastened up, the bearer could know nothing of the contents, and that the histories of whole nations were thus handed down to posterity, without spoiling by being kept (as he chose to express himself).
Page 94 - A WAS an Archer, who shot at a frog; B was a Butcher, who had a great dog; C was a Captain, all covered with lace; D was a Drunkard, and had a red face; E was an Esquire, with pride on his brow; F was a Farmer, and followed the...
Page 37 - ... its own significance. Red strands stood for soldiers, yellow for gold, white for silver, green for corn, and so forth, while a single knot meant ten, two single knots meant twenty, double knots one hundred, and two double knots two hundred. Such simple devices served manifold purposes. Besides their convenience in reckoning, they were used for keeping the annals of the empire of the Incas ; for transmitting orders to outlying provinces ; for registering details of the army ; and even for preserving...
Page 144 - Man in Hellas was more highly civilized before history than when history begins to record his state ; and there existed human society in the Hellenic area, organized and productive, to a period so remote that its origins were more distant from the age of Pericles than that age is from our own. We have probably to deal with a total period of civilization in the /Egean not much shorter than in the Nile Valley.
Page 173 - ... from the Hellenes only in the political and social development of their age. ...Herodotus and others take a prejudiced view when, reasoning back from the subsequent Tyrrhenian Pelasgi, they call the ancient Pelasgians a rude and worthless race, their language barbarous, and their deities nameless. Numerous traditionary accounts, of undoubted authenticity, describe them as a brave, moral, and honourable people, which was less a distinct stock and tribe, than a race united by a resemblance in manners...
Page 185 - Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye ? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shall thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
Page 185 - Jesus saith, I stood in the midst of the world, and in the flesh was I seen of them, and I found all men drunken, and none found I athirst among them, and my soul grieveth over the sons of men, because they are blind in their heart [and see not], poor, and know not their poverty.
Page 98 - Nipur was a great and flourishing city and its temple, the Temple of Bel, the religious centre of the dominant people of the world at a period as much prior to the time of Abraham AS the time of Abraham is prior to our own day. We discovered written records no less than 6000 years old, and proved that writing and civilisation then were by no means in their infancy.
Page 122 - Phoenician race generally, but afterwards, as time went on, they changed with their speech the form of the letters also. During this time the lonians were the race of Hellenes who dwelt near them in most of the places where they were ; and these, having received letters by instruction of the Phoenicians, changed their form slightly and so made use of them, and in doing so they declared them to be called 'Phoenicians,' as was just, seeing that the Phoenicians had introduced them into Hellas. Also,...

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