History of the Transmission of Ancient Books to Modern Times: Together with The Process of Historical Proof, Or, A Concise Account of the Means by which the Genuineness of Ancient Literature Generally, and the Authenticity of Historical Works Especially are Ascertained : Including Incidental Remarks Upon the Relative Strength of the Evidence Usually Adduced in Behalf of the Holy Scriptures

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Página 368 - I am Darius, the great king, the king of kings, the king of Persia, the king of (the dependent) provinces, the son of Hystaspes, the grandson of Arsames, the Achaemenian.
Página 76 - Forbid to parley, or in fact to look, Lengthways their regulated seats they took ; The strutting prior gazed with pompous mien, And wakeful tongue, prepared with prompt rebuke, If monk asleep in sheltering hood were seen ; He, wary, often peeped beneath that russet screen...
Página 229 - ... crystallized fruits. One thinks he sees a wild overgrown with moss, weeds, and shrubs, thickly covered with hoar frost. And to imagine this wintry scene, beneath the fervid heat of an Egyptian sun, will give some idea of the strangeness of its aspect. The existence of this nitre upon the sandy surface is caused by the evaporation of the lakes.
Página 5 - ... be duly estimated. When exhibited in this light, it will be seen that the integrity of the records of the Christian faith is substantiated by evidence in a tenfold proportion more various, copious, and conclusive * than that which can be adduced in support of any other ancient writings. If, therefore, the question had no other importance belonging to it than what may attach to a purely literary inquiry, or if only the strict justice of the case were regarded, the authenticity of the Jewish !...
Página 1 - ... object, leave nothing further to be desired in this respect. The general subject is of the highest importance, including nothing less than the whole system of historical evidence. ' The credit of literature, the certainty of history, and the ' truth of religion, are all involved in the secure transmission ' of ancient books to modern times.' The laws by which our reception of testimony, in this matter, are regulated, have been frequently exhibited and illustrated, but never, so far as we are...
Página 241 - ... of the ancient Egyptians were made in the same way, and excellent brooms for common purposes are made at Cairo by beating the thick end of a palm-branch till the fibres are separated from the pith, the part above, which is not beaten, becoming the handle of the broom. The Abyssinian having nibbled and chewed his reed till he thinks it will do, proceeds to fill up the spaces between the inked outlines with his colours. The Blessed Virgin is usually dressed in blue ; the complexion of the figures...
Página 165 - When you have proved that the three angles of every triangle are equal to two right angles...
Página 163 - I. Facts remote from our personal observation may be as certainly proved by evidence that is fallible in its kind, as by that which is not open to the possibility of error. By certain proof is here meant, not merely such as may be presented to the senses, or such as cannot be rendered obscure, even for a moment, by a perverse disputant; but such as when once understood, leaves no room for doubt in a sound mind.
Página 234 - Christe eleizon), which occurs almost every minute, in the ritual of the Greek Church. Each of the monks was standing to save his bare legs from the damp of the marble floor upon a great folio volume, which had been removed from the conventual library, and applied to purposes of practical utility in the way which I have described. The traveller on examining these ponderous tomes found them to be of the greatest value ; one was in uncial letters, and others were full of illuminations of the earliest...
Página 242 - CURETON (Rev. W.) Remains of a very Ancient Recension of the Four Gospels in Syriac, hitherto unknown in Europe. Discovered, Edited, and Translated. 4to. 24s. CURTIUS' (PROFESSOR) Student's Greek Grammar, for the use of Colleges and the Upper Forms.

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