The Works of Cornelius Tacitus: With an Essay on His Life and Genius, Notes, Supplements, Etc, Volumen6

John Stockdale, 1811

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Página 413 - A voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the holy house, a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides, and a voice against this whole people!
Página 490 - Who knows but He whose hand the lightning forms, Who heaves old ocean, and who wings the storms, Pours fierce ambition in a Caesar's mind...
Página 496 - And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
Página 331 - He presented himself before Vespasian, and, falling prostrate on the ground, implored the emperor to administer a cure for his blindness. He came, he said, by the admonition of Serapis, the god whom the superstition of the Egyptians holds in the highest veneration.
Página 498 - In six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and rested the seventh day : wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Página 356 - The Jews acknowledge one God only, and Him they see in the mind's eye, and Him they adore in contemplation, condemning as impious idolaters all who with perishable materials wrought into the human form attempt to give a representation of the Deity. The God of the Jews is the great governing mind that directs and guides the whole frame of nature — eternal, infinite, and neither capable of change nor subject to decay.
Página 372 - The impression made by these wonders fell on a few only: the -multitude relied on an ancient prophecy, contained as they believed in books kept by the priests, by which it was foretold that, in this very juncture, the power of the east would prevail over the nations, and a race of men would go forth from Judea to extend their dominion over the rest of the world.
Página 441 - ... threw a combustible weapon, which clung to the woodwork, and set fire to the whole building. The Jews saw that all was lost, and in their last agony sent forth the groan of an expiring people. Titus withdrew from the scene of desolation, lamenting that his efforts to save the place were without effect. As he passed along, word was brought to him that a number of priests stood on the outside wall, imploring him to spare their lives. ' It is too late,' said Titus ; ' the priests ought not to survive...

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