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The Story of the Seaman: Being an Account of the Ways and ..., Volum 1
John Forsyth Meigs
Visualització completa - 1924
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Pàgina 22 - Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward : for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
Pàgina 55 - Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun-dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.
Pàgina 22 - And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth : so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it ; for I will give it unto thee.
Pàgina 24 - Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
Pàgina 4 - ... whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself.
Pàgina 5 - Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships ; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
Pàgina 94 - They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
Pàgina 138 - Thucydides, an Athenian, wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians, beginning at the moment that it broke out and believing that it would be a great war and more worthy of relation than any that had preceded it. This belief was not without its grounds.