A conversation between the author and a principal secretary, concerning the affairs of that empire
The dissolution of allegiance to the British crown, the severance of the colonies from the British Empire
, and their actual existence as independent States, were definitively established in fact, by war and peace.
We had scarcely lost sight of this empire
when we found ourselves close upon another, from whose shores there flew over our heads a flock of fowls a mile in breadth, and two hundred and forty miles long; so that, although they flew a mile during every minute, it required no less than four hours for the whole flock to pass over us -- in which there were several millions of millions of fowl.
As time went on the Western Empire
with Rome at its head declined and fell, while the Eastern Empire
with Constantinople as its capital grew great.
Italy, like the rest of the Roman Empire
, had been overrun and conquered in the fifth century by the barbarian Teutonic tribes, but the devastation had been less complete there than in the more northern lands, and there, even more, perhaps, than in France, the bulk of the people remained Latin in blood and in character.
They were going to run an over-sea empire
, and make no end of coin by trade.
Imagination it is which builds bridges, and cities, and empires
He must sit solidly at home, and not suffer himself to be bullied by kings or empires
, but know that he is greater than all the geography and all the government of the world; he must transfer the point of view from which history is commonly read, from Rome and Athens and London, to himself, and not deny his conviction that he is the court, and if England or Egypt have any thing to say to him he will try the case; if not, let them for ever be silent.
They collect facts, and facts, and empires
Through this work I obtained a cursory knowledge of history and a view of the several empires
at present existing in the world; it gave me an insight into the manners, governments, and religions of the different nations of the earth.
The two sons who survived him loved each other tenderly, and it was a real grief to the elder, Schahriar, that the laws of the empire
forbade him to share his dominions with his brother Schahzeman.
But there are no real grounds for imagining that Providence has vouchsafed them so distinguishing a protection, and from the wars with which this empire
hath been shaken in these latter ages we may justly believe that, like all others, it has suffered its revolutions, and that the history of the Abyssins is corrupted with fables.
The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences nothing less than the existence of the UNION, the safety and welfare of the parts of which it is composed, the fate of an empire
in many respects the most interesting in the world.
It is not a great deal larger than Germany, where a diet representing the whole empire
is continually assembled; or than Poland before the late dismemberment, where another national diet was the depositary of the supreme power.
200) has left its mark upon the Empire
of China, whose people of to-day still call themselves "Sons of Han".