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Charles V. Emperor of Germany -
Mahomet
The Feudal System -
The Crusades ·
Chivalry . . . .
The Reformation .
Translation of the Bible
The Dungeon ·
Patriots and Martyrs
The Order of Jesuits -
An Evening Sketch -
Martyrs of Armorian -
Morning Hymn .
Siege of Calais
Uncertainty of the World
Massacre of Swedish Nobility
A Summer's Morn -
Joan of Arc . .
Discovery of America
The Times of Old
Capture of Montezuma
Conquest of Mexico -
Victory .
William Wallace
The Exile -
Robert Bruce -
Mary Queen of Scots
Fall of Jericho - .
Charles I. of England
The Ruins
Gun-Powder Treason
Disappointed Ambition
The Aged Prisoner •
The Inquisition
Plymouth Colony
The Indian Princess -
The World at Rest.
Settlement of Rhode Island
Settlement of Pennsylvania
Liberty ,
Capture of Mrs. Duston .
New England Witchcraft -
Peter the Great .
General Oglethorpe -
Benjamin Franklin -
Destruction of Tea at Boston
First American Congress
Battle of Bunker's Hill
Burning of Charlestown
General Lyman
Excision of Wyoming
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Tornado in Barbadoes . .
American Independence
French Bastile. ...
Lafayette in the Dungeons of Olmutz
The Wise Choice .
Abdallah and Sabat.
The Land of Rest .
The French Revolution
Silver and Gold .
The Star in the East -
Battle of Trafalgar ..
The Field of Battle •
Human Slavery ..
Origin of African Slavery
The Negro's Complaint
William Tell.
Battle of Erie .
Surrender of Quebec ·
Alexander Selkirk ..
Bonaparte's Campaign in Russia
Burning of Moscow .
The Kremlin of Moscow
Battle of New Orleans
The Miseries of War.
The Historian's Reflections
The Common Lot • .
Address to the Deity • '.

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ORDER OF THE PLATES.

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United States Capitol, to face the Title Page.
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William Wallace and the two Friars, .
Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, ..
Roger Williams crossing the Pawtucket River,
Destruction of Tea in Boston Harbor, - "
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1. THE creation of the world is the first transaction, with which we are presented by history, and is the most truly sublime and glorious, that imagination can conceive. But of this stupendous event, no particulars are recorded calcuJated only to gratify an idle curiosity-it seems to have been "the great, if not the only object of the inspired penman, to make known the important truth, that the heavens and the earth were created by the immediate power of God.

2. The earth, subsequent to its creation, was a fluid, dark, and shapeless mass of matter;

The vast immeasurable abyss
Outrageous as a sea, dark, wasteful, wild,
Up from the bottom turn'd by furious winds -
And surging waves, as mountains, to assault

Heav'n's height, and with the centre mix the pole. But at the sovereign command of the Almighty, the cheerful light appeared; the firmament expanded, to divide the "upper from the lower waters ; the congregated floods retired to their destined beds, and the dry land was crowned with a rich profusion of herbage, fruits, and flowers.

3. These great occurrences, having occupied the three first days, the succeeding one was devoted to an illumination of the newly created globe-on the fourth day, the face of heaven was decorated with myriads of stars, and the greater luminaries were so disposed, as to distinguish between day and night, and to divide the seasons of the year.

What is the first event with which history presents us ?-Have we any particular account of the creation of the world ?-What object had the inspired penman chiefly in view, when writing the history of the creation ?

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