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Página 108 - Keep thy tongue from evil, And thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good ; Seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, And his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Página 103 - Perseus, son of Jupiter and Danae, who performed many extraordinary exploits by means of Medusa's head. Per&tus, an excellent writer of satires. Phaeton, -ontis, son of Sol [Apollo] and Clymenc,who asked the guidance of his father's chariot for one day, as a proof of his divine descent ; but unable to manage the horses, set the world on fire, and was therefore struck by Jupiter with a thunderbolt into the river Po.
Página 91 - MYTHOLOGY, in its original import, signifies any kind of fabulous doctrine. In its more appropriated sense, it means those fabulous details concerning the objects of worship, which were invented and propagated by men who lived in the early ages of the world, ai:d by them transmitted to succeeding generations, either by written records or by oral tradition.
Página 104 - Prog'ne, wife of Tereus, king of Thrace, and sister of Philomela ; she was turned int a swallow. Prome'lhfus, son of Tapetus, who animated a man that he had formed of clay, with fire which, by the assistance of Minerva, he stole from heaven, and was therefore chained by Jupiter to mount Caucasus with a vulture continually preying on hii liver.
Página 100 - I'o, daughter of Inachus, transformed by Jupiter into a white heifer; but afterwards resuming her former shape, was worshipped as a goddess by the Egyptians, under the name of Isis Jocas'U, the daughter of Creon, who unwittingly married her own son Oedipus Iph'iclus...
Página 99 - Leander, of Abydos, loved her so tenderly that he swam over the Hellespont every night to see her; but being at length unfortunately drowned, she threw herself into the sea, through despair.
Página 98 - A husbandman, but afterward king of Phrygia, remarkable for tying a knot of cords, on which the empire of Asia depended, in so very intricate a manner, that Alexander, unable to unravel it, cut it asunder.

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