There is iron-dust on everything; and the smoke is seen through the windows rolling heavily out of the tall chimneys to mingle with the smoke from a vaporous Babylon
of other chimneys.
for it does not depend upon the walls; for I can suppose Peloponnesus itself surrounded with a wall, as Babylon
was, and every other place, which rather encircles many nations than one city, and that they say was taken three days when some of the inhabitants knew nothing of it: but we shall find a proper time to determine this question; for the extent of a city, how large it should be, and whether it should consist of more than one people, these are particulars that the politician should by no means be unacquainted with.
When the original tribes were dispersed, more than four thousand years ago, Nimrod and a large party traveled three or four hundred miles, and settled where the great city of Babylon
I will not tell you, poor old man, to go and visit the sepulchral chambers of the pyramids, of which ancient Herodotus speaks, nor the brick tower of Babylon
, nor the immense white marble sanctuary of the Indian temple of Eklinga.
The scarlet woman and she of Babylon
flaunted their vileness there; the cities of the plain were not more wicked.
She sat drinking up the wealth of a continent as Rome once drank the wealth of the Mediterranean and Babylon
the wealth of the east.
It might even win battles, and yet your standing army are mercenaries, and no great nation, from the days of Babylon
, has resisted invasion or held an empire by her mercenaries.
Yet with his sweet and refined home atmosphere he is able to realize his wish, and to keep himself free from the sordid aims and base ambitions which drag down the man whose business lies too exclusively in the money market of the vast Babylon
Hello, King o' Babylon
," was Van Horn's greeting, for so he had named him because of fancied Semitic resemblance blended with the crude power that marked his visage and informed his bearing.
The great majority of his subjects always followed his lead, and, having no religion at all, ensued the time of the Great Licentiousness, when by all South Seas missionaries his island, in sermons, was spoken of as Babylon
Many of the villages of Mesopotamia are built of second-hand bricks of a very good quality, obtained from the ruins of Babylon
, and the cement on them is older and probably harder still.
, Troy, Tyre, Palestine, and even early Rome are passing already into fiction.
And some day or other (but it will be after our time, thank goodness) Hyde Park Gardens will be no better known than the celebrated horticultural outskirts of Babylon
, and Belgrave Square will be as desolate as Baker Street, or Tadmor in the wilderness.
Come, is Babylon
reformed, or have you degenerated?
By Old and New World, my excellent associate," he said, "it is not to be understood that the hills, and the valleys, the rocks and the rivers of our own moiety of the earth do not, physically speaking, bear a date as ancient as the spot on which the bricks of Babylon
are found; it merely signifies that its moral existence is not co-equal with its physical, or geological formation.