An Essay on the Primitive Inhabitants of Great Britain and Ireland, Proving from History, Language and Mythology that They Were Persians Or Indo Scythae, Composed of Scythians, Chaldeans and Indians, Том 7

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Graisberry and Campbell, 1807 - Всего страниц: 219
 

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Стр. 162 - And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads; and that no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name.
Стр. 142 - We may therefore hold this proposition firmly established, that Iran, or Persia in its largest sense, was the true centre of population, of knowledge, of languages, and of arts...
Стр. 141 - 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...
Стр. 121 - Greeks ; and, fince the iblar divifion of it in India is the fame in fubftance with that ufed in Greece , we may reafonably conclude, that both Greeks and Hindus received it from an older nation, who firft gave names to the luminaries of heaven, and from whom both Greeks and Hindus, as their fimilarity in language and religion fully evinces, had a common defcent.
Стр. 166 - ... built ! Now it can be clearly shown that Scandinavia was, down to a late period, nay, is at present, almost overrun with enormous forests, where there was no room for population. Adam of Bremen, who wrote in the eleventh century, instructs us that even in Denmark at that time the sea-coasts alone were peopled, while the inner parts of the country were one vast forest. If such was the case in Denmark, we may guess that in Scandinavia even the shores were scarcely peopled. Scandinavia is also a...
Стр. 129 - Wherever this great family settled they were superior in science ; and though they degenerated by degrees and were oftentimes overpowered by a barbarous enemy, which reduced them to a state of obscurity, yet some traces of their original superiority were in most places to be found. Thus the Turdetani, one of those Iberian nations upon the great western ocean, are to the last represented as a most intelligent people. They are well acquainted, says...
Стр. 141 - Let us observe, in the first place, the central position of Iran, which is bounded by Arabia, by Tartary, and by India ; whilst Arabia lies contiguous to Iran only, but is remote from Tartary, and divided even from the...
Стр. 141 - Medes, who, according to etymologists, were the sons of Madai; and even they were conducted by princes of an Assyrian family. The three races, therefore, whom we have already mentioned (and more than three we have not yet found) migrated from Iran as from their common country ; and thus the Saxon Chronicle, I presume...
Стр. i - For considering the infinite number, and the difficulty which they find that desire to look into the narrations of the story, for the variety of the matter, we have been careful, that they that will read may have delight, and that they that are desirous to commit to memory might have ease, and that all into whose hands it comes might have profit.
Стр. 166 - From a consideration of these geographical details, it must appear others of the first name, built ! Now it can be clearly shown that Scandinavia was, down to a late period, nay, is at present, almost overrun with enormous forests, where there was no room for population. Adam of Bremen, who wrote in the eleventh century, instructs us that even in Denmark at that time the sea-coasts alone were peopled, while the inner parts of the country were one vast forest. If such was the case in Denmark, we may...

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