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With New Lights.
This Book is an extension of the design of its predecessor to “THINGS NOT GENERALLY KNOWN IN HISTORY;" or, where known, but imperfectly understood : as, in the salient points of history; such historic incidents and classical quotations as are often employed by public writers; and the Popular Errors of History, in the section of “Historic Doubts." By these means the work presents in picturesque forms many hundred Events and Incidents, Sayings and Origins, and noteworthy instances of Human Action.
The following are a few of the more characteristic Articles in this Work.
The Buskin and Sock.
The Vicar of Bray.
The Seven Ages of Man. “ As rich as Croesus."
Columbus and the Egg. Alexander and Diogenes.
" The Golden Ass." The Story of Nineveh.
“Every Man has his Price." How Babylon fell.
The Roll of Battel Abbey. Cæsar passing the Rubicon.
Collar of SS. Caligula and his Horse.
Household Badges. Nero's Golden House.
Cap of Liberty and Britannia. ** The Tearless Battle."
The Pope's Bull. Camillus and Wellington.
Turkish Crescent. How Dido founded Carthage.
Laws of Solon and Draco. How Hannibal eat through the Alps Ostracism of the Greeks. with Vinegar.
Pandects and Institutes of Justinian. The Brazen Bull of Phalaris.
The Code Napoleon. The Sword of Damocles.
Archery Tenures and Witchcraft Laws. The Ear of Dionysius.
Earliest Money. The Augean Stable.
Dauphin of France. Argus and his 100 Eyes.
Claim of the Kings of England to the The Sibylline Books.
Crown of France. Sisyphus and Tantalus.
The Coronation Stone and Champion. Argonauts and Golden Fleece.
Birthplace of Homer. * The Pillars of Hercules."
Was Belisarius Blind ? Tamerlane's Iron Cage.
Who was Robin Hood ? The Bayeux Tapestry.
Popular Errors as to Richard III. Origin of Magna Charta.
Jane Shore, her true History. Queen Eleanor's Crosses.
The Red and White Roses. How Wolsey won his Way.
Was Wolsey a Butcher's Son? "Jelly-Pardons" of Boston.
The Ring sent by Queen Elizabeth to The Gunpowder Plot.
the Earl of Essex. Riddle of the Sphinx.
Who was the Man in the Iron Mask? Greek Kalends.
Utopian Schemes, &c. &c. “We can conceive no more amusing book for the drawing, m, or che more useful for the schoolroom."-Art Journal.
DAVID BOGUE, FLE ET STREET.