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LATE PRINCIPAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS, PROFESSOR OF ELO-

QUENCE IN THE ROYAL COLLEGE, AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL
ACADEMY OF INSCRIPTIONS AND BELLES LETTRES.

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NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED BY COLLINS AND CO. NO. 189, PEARL-STREET.

George Long, Printer.

1820.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRA

970541

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS R 1920

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113

Sect. V. The baitie of Thymbra, between Cyrus and Cresus 126

Sect. VI. fae king of Sardis and ot Crosus

135

Art. Il. The history of the besieging and taking of Babylon by

Cyrus

139

Sect. I. Predictions of the principal circuinstances relating to

the siege and the taking of Babylon, as they are set down
in different places on the iniy Scriptures

ib.

1. The prediction of the Jewish captivity at Babylon, and of

the time of its duration

140

2. The causes of God's wrath against Babylon .

ib.

3. The decree pronounced against Babylou. Prediction of the

cala'pities that were to fall upon her, and other utter de-

struction ....

141

4. Cyrus calied to destroy Babylon, and to deliver the Jews 142

5. God gives the sigual to the commanders, and to the troops,

to march against Babylon

ib.

6. Particular circu ostances set down relaung to the siege and

the taking of Babylon

143

Sect. II. A description of the taking of Babylon

147

Sect. III. Che completion of the prophecy which foretold the

total ruin and destruction of Babylon

150

Sect. IV. Wuat followed upon the taking of Babylon

153

Art. III. The history of Cyrus, from the taking of Babylon to

the time of his death .

160

Sect. I. Cyrus takes a journey into Persia. At his return from

thence to Babylon he forms a plan of government for the

whole einpire, Daniel's credit and power

ib.

Sect. II. The beginnin; of the united empire of the Persia is

and Medes. The famous edict of Cyrus. Daniel's prophe-

cies

162

Reflections upon Daniel's prophecies

165

Sect. III. The last years of Cyrus. Death of that prince

Character and praise of Cyrus

170

Sect. IV. Wherein Herodotus and Xenophon differ in their ac-

counts of Cyrus .

176

Chap. II, The history of Cambyses .

178

Chap. III. The history of Smerdis the Magian

188

Chap. IV. The manners and customs of the Assyrians, Babylo-

nians, Lydians, Medes, and Persians

193

Art. I. Of their government ..

ib.

Sect. I. Their monarchical form of government. The respect

they paid their kings. The manner of educating their chil.

drer

ib.

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