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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 52 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 28 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment 16 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 9: Poetry and Eloquence. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 12 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 12 0 Browse Search
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley) 12 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 10 0 Browse Search
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known. This golden planisphere was placed immediately over the sepulchre, upon a base 365 cubits (547 1/2 feet) in circumference, or about 182 feet in diameter, and one cubit in thickness. It was divided and marked at every cubit with the days of the year, the rising and setting of the stars according to their natural revolutions, and the signs ascertained from them by Egyptian astrologers. Rameses reigned in the fourteenth century B. C., — the century after the settling of the land of Canaan by Joshua and the century before the Argonautic Expedition. The golden circle was carried away by Cambyses when he plundered Egypt, 525 B. C., about the time of Kung-fu-tze (Confucius). Ptolemy Euergetes, 246 B. C., placed in the square porch of the Alexandrian Museum an equinoctial and a solstitial armil, the graduated limbs of these instruments being divided into degrees and sixths. There were in the observatory stone structures, the precursors of our mural quadrants. On the floor a
wheeled, in ancient times. (See cart; wagon.) The war-vehicle of the ancients is considered under chariot (which see). The wagons sent by Joseph from Egypt to Canaan, to fetch his father, were no doubt plaustra; that is, carts drawn by yokes of oxen. Horses were not used for draft, except in chariots, and the vehicles of Egyp from milk was discovered by the Scythians at a very early date. There can be little doubt that it was a common article of food among the pastoral nations of Uz, Canaan and Asia Minor, as well as among the Scythians. The Egyptians, also, had immense herds of kine, goats, and sheep, and the curds of milk, soured naturally or artiites, but Joseph's body was embalmed and coffined, according to the custom of his adopted country, and was taken out of Egypt by his countrymen when they left for Canaan, 1491 B. C. The coffins of ancient Egypt were frequently stained to represent rare and foreign woods. The sycamore was the principal wood used, and it was ha
ed, the ink black, carried in a bottle suspended from the girdle. The Samaritan Pentateuch is very ancient, as is proved by the criticisms of Talmudic writers. A copy of it was acquired in 1616 by Pietro della Valle, one of the first discoverers of the cuneiform inscriptions. It was thus introduced to the notice of Europe. It is claimed by the Samaritans of Nablus that their copy was written by Abisha, the great-grandson of Aaron, in the thirteenth year of the settlement of the land of Canaan by the Children of Israel. The copies of it brought to Europe are all written in black ink on vellum or cotton paper, and vary from 12mo to folio. The scroll used by the Samaritans is written in gold letters. (See Smith's Dictionary of the Bible. Vol. III. pp. 1106-1118.) Its claims to great antiquity are not admitted by scholars. Previous to the tenth century, the manuscripts were written in capital letters, and without a space between the words. The three most important and valuabl
ished, a small portion of the ore, previously moistened with water to prevent it from running through the charcoal, but without any flux whatever, is laid on top of the coals, and covered with charcoal to fill up the furnace. In this manner ore and fuel are supplied, and the bellows urged for three or four hours. When the process is stopped, and the temporary wall in front broken down, the bloom is removed with a pair of tongs from the bottom of the furnace. It was said of the land of Canaan (Deuteronomy VIII. 9), a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass (copper). The hills of Palestine furnished the ore in the time of the Judges, and do to this day. It was used for making the bedstead of Og, king of Bashan (see bedstead), for the axes and sickles of the Egyptians from time immemorial, and for axes in Palestine in the times of Samson and Elisha; for chains in the time of Jeremiah; harrows in the time of Samuel and David; for mattocks, files, goa