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Seite vii - ... of any new undertaking, and, where arguments cannot be found, upon treating it with contempt and ridicule.
Seite vii - Nor are such the only opponents of great enterprises : there are some men, of narrow views and grovelling conceptions, who, without the instigation of personal malice, treat every new attempt as wild and chimerical, and look upon every endeavour to depart from the beaten track as the rash effort of a warm imagination, or the glittering speculation of an exalted mind, that may please and dazzle for a time, but can produce no real or lasting advantage.
Seite 8 - Memoir of a • Map of the Countries comprehended between the Black Sea and the Caspian ; with an Account of the Caucasian Nations, and Vocabularies of their Languages.
Seite 198 - For proof that they actually did thus impress them, we can again appeal to the high authority of scripture ; for there we are informed that " Jacob bought a parcel of a field for an hundred pieces of money.
Seite 148 - Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
Seite 462 - Tartarian language also had been current in the same empire ; although, as the Tartars had no books, or even letters, we cannot with certainty trace their unpolished and variable idioms.
Seite 35 - And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.
Seite 389 - Two stone pillars appear at the foot of the bank next the area in which the buildings stand ; and those are answered by two spherical pits, at the foot of the said bank, one with a single bank of earth about it, and the other with a double bank, separated by a ditch.
Seite 45 - There are strong reasons to believe, both from the affinity of the name, and the very nature of this religion, that its author and founder is the very same person, whom the Brahmins call...
Seite 462 - Mahommed, nor had they indeed any inducement to quit their beautiful and extensive domains ; and as to the Tartars, we have no trace in history of their departure from their plains and forests till the invasion of the Medes, who, according to etymologists, were the sons of Madai ; and...

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