Where the Italian writes, “Ne l’odorato e lucido Oriente,” the Spaniard follows him with the candid transcription, “En el lumbroso y fértil Oriente”; and the imitation is further tesselated with mosaics conveyed from Claudian, from Petrarch, and Ariosto.

Only two or three other writers of the entire classical period whose works have come down to us followed Thucydides with any considerable measure of success in this attempt to write history philosophically; the two most prominent exponents of this method being the Greek Polybius, who told the story of Rome’s rise to world power, …

The coast of Malabar, or the island of Ceylon, was the usual term of their navigation, and it was in those markets that the merchants from the more remote countries of Asia expected their arrival.

They gazed some time, puzzled and astonished. 157 XXIII. The soldiers’ faces were more and more clearly visible. “I don’t think that they could have belonged to the butler,” said Miss Macmanus, with much authority, “seeing that domestics{138} in this country are never clad in garments of that description; so far my own observation enables …

This movement created a terrible alarm in the City, Parliament regarded it as a menace, but Fairfax excused it on the plea of the exhausted state of the country round their old quarters.

Now this story, as it was commonly reported, was this: Astræa, who was the Goddess of Justice, found him when he was a child playing with other children of a like age; she, liking him well, and finding him innocent and without guile, took him away with her to a solitary place where she dwelt—for …

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As soon as the men had mounted, the whole outfit started on the long circle, the morning circle. Graham, a brother of the late Lord Preston, to James, to make certain proposals regarding the succession of the Prince of Wales. In a nation of the Indies, there is this commendable custom, that when anything befalls …