This story has to do with the hidden city, and tells of the ancient
civilization of those who lived in the Copan valley thousands of years ago.
Such is the case now, after so many ancient
prejudices have been overthrown; and it was far more so in ante-Revolutionary days, when the aristocracy could venture to be proud, and the low were content to be abased.
A profound and scholarly Englishman--a specialist--who had made the great Heidelberg Tun his sole study for fifteen years, told me he had at last satisfied himself that the ancients
built it to make German cream in.
It was first communicated to the public in that curious record of ancient
literature, which has been accumulated by the combined exertions of Sir Egerton Brydges.
Certainly," said I, "this sea is quoted as one of the worst, and in the time of the ancients
, if I am not mistaken, its reputation was detestable.
There was no longer a Holy Thern upon the balcony in the Golden Cliffs above the Iss to summon them with weird cry to the victims floating down to their maws upon the cold, broad bosom of ancient
times the power of the kings extended to everything whatsoever, both civil, domestic, and foreign; but in after-times they relinquished some of their privileges, and others the people assumed, so that, in some states, they left their kings only the right of presiding over the sacrifices; and even those whom it were worth while to call by that name had only the right of being commander-in-chief in their foreign wars.
Here it is proposed to remain two days, visiting the harbors, fortifications, and battlefields of the Crimea; thence back through the Bosphorus, touching at Constantinople to take in any who may have preferred to remain there; down through the Sea of Marmora and the Dardanelles, along the coasts of ancient
Troy and Lydia in Asia, to Smyrna, which will be reached in two or two and a half days from Constantinople.
can easily reconstruct in their minds the aggregate of edifices to which it belonged, and find again entire in it the ancient
Gothic place of the fifteenth century.
Another fraction of an inch, O-Tar, and I-Gos' ancient
and wrinkled covering were even now in some apprentice tanner's hands, ey, ey
He had come upon an ancient
well--but what was the purpose of the connection between the well and the dungeon in which he had been hidden?
Tied or trussed like fowls or pigs, they were tumbled on the hard- packed earthen floor, beneath which, shallowly buried, lay the remains of ancient
chiefs, while, overhead, in wrappings of grass mats, swung all that was left of several of Bashti's immediate predecessors, his father latest among them and so swinging for two full generations.
A blear-eyed ancient
stood before him, balancing on a single crutch.
The stream of ancient
philosophy in the Alexandrian and Roman times widens into a lake or sea, and then disappears underground to reappear after many ages in a distant land.
A part of the United States of North America and all of the Federated States of Canada once belonged to this ancient