A New System; Or, An Analysis of Antient Mythology:: Wherein an Attempt is Made to Divest Tradition of Fable; and to Reduce the Truth to Its Original Purity,
J. Walker; W. J. and J. Richardson; R. Faulder and Son; R. Lea; J. Nunn; Cuthell and Martin; H.D. Symonds; Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; E. Jeffery; Lackington, Allen, and Company; J. Booker; Black, Parry, and Kingsbury; J. Asperne; J. Murray; and J. Harris., 1807
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Page 69 - And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
Page 68 - For they left the way of their ancestors, and worshipped the God of heaven, the God whom they knew: so they cast them out from the face of their gods, and they fled into Mesopotamia, and sojourned there many days.
Page 176 - Damascus was thy merchant In the multitude of the wares of thy making, For the multitude of all riches, In the wine of Helbon and white wool.
Page 186 - 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 Strabo, with grammar and have many written records...
Page 201 - I question, whether there be in the world a monument, which is much prior to the celebrated Stone-Henge. There is reason to think, that it was erected by a foreign colony; one of the first, which came into the island.
Page 208 - Avienua. 38 Aliique rursus Herculis dicunt viam. Stravisse quippe maria fertur Hercules, Iter ut pateret facile captivo gregi. These noble works were always dedicated to some Deity, and called by a sacred title : by which means the personage in aftertimes was supposed to have been the chief performer. The " Via Elora, called also Elorina, in Sicily, was one of these antient roads : as was the Via 4 ° Egnatia in Thrace ; which reached from Dyrrhachium to the Pontus Euxinus.
Page 241 - I entered, into a porch cut out of the rock, which is of grayish stone : and on each side of that porch, there is the gigantic figure of a man, cut out of the, natural rock : and the walls are covered all over with other figures in relief, cut in the same manner. Having passed that porch, I found a square court, an hundred paces every way.
Page 203 - It stood in the island Tenos, and was the monument of Calais and Zetes, the two winged sons of Boreas. They are said to have been slain by Hercules ; and though the...