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" Among the other spectacles of rare and stupendous luxury was a tree of gold and silver spreading into eighteen large branches, on which, and on the lesser boughs, sat a variety of birds made of the same precious metals, as well as the leaves of the tree.... "
On the spikenard of the ancients (by C. Hatchett). - Page 15
by Charles Hatchett - 1836
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 10

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1788 - 368 pages
...eighteen large branches, " on which, and on the letter boughs, fat a ** variety of birds made of the fame precious •'* metals, as well as the leaves of the tree. " While the machinery affefted fpontaneous *' motions, the feveral birds warbled their " natural harmony. Through this fcene...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 10

Edward Gibbon - 1802 - 410 pages
...on -which, and on the lefler boughs, fat a '* variety of birds made of the fame precious me" tals, as well as the leaves of the tree. While " the machinery affected fpontaneous motions, *' the feveral birds warbled their natural harmony. ' Through this fcene of...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805 - 488 pages
...rare and stupendous luxury, was a u tree of gold and silver spreading into eighteen large branch" es, on which, and on the lesser boughs, sat a variety...the tree. While the machinery affected spontaneous mo" tions, the several birds warbled their natural harmony. " Through this scene of magnificence, the...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 10

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1813 - 412 pages
...eighteen large branches, on " which, and on the leffer boughs, fat a variety " of birds made of the fame precious metals, as " well as the leaves of the tree. While the machi" nery affe&ed fpontaneous motions, the feveral " birds warbled their natural harmony. Through...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816 - 488 pages
...floor " were twenty-two thousand. An hundred lions were " brought out, with a keeper to each lion47. Among the " other spectacles of rare and stupendous...•• affected spontaneous motions, the several birds warH bled their natural harmony. Through this scene of " magnificence, the Greek ambassador was led...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 10

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1820 - 404 pages
...branches, on which, and on the lesser boughs, " sat a variety of birds made of the same pre" cious metals, as well as the leaves of the tree. " While...spontaneous " motions, the several birds warbled their na" tural harmony. Through this scene of mag" nificence, the Greek ambassador was led by " the vizier...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1830 - 442 pages
...the floor were twenty-two thousand. A hundred lions were brought out, with a keeper to each lion.(l) Among the other spectacles of rare and stupendous...birds, made of the same precious metals, as well as leaves of the tree. While the machinery affected spontaneous motions, the several birds warbled their...
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The Wondrous Tale of Alroy: The Rise of Iskander, Volume 1

Benjamin Disraeli - English fiction - 1833 - 226 pages
...curious and costly figures of birds and quadrupeds."—Decline and Fall, vol. xp 39. NOTE 29.—Page 91. "Among the other spectacles of rare and stupendous...well as the leaves of the tree. While the ' machinery effected spontaneous motions, the several birds warbled their natural harmony."—Gibbon, vol. xp 38,...
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History of Arabia, Ancient and Modern:: Containing a Description ..., Volume 2

Andrew Crichton - Arabian Peninsula - 1833 - 476 pages
...spectacles of rare and stupendous luxury, was a tree of gold and silver, spreading into eighteen larger branches, on which, and on the lesser boughs, sat...precious metals, as well as the leaves of the tree. The birds warbled their natural harmony, each in its own strains ; the whole being effected by the...
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Historical Causes and Effects: From the Fall of the Roman Empire, 476, to ...

William Sullivan - Asia - 1838 - 640 pages
...embroidered with gold. One hundred lions were brought out. A tree of gold and silver was exhibited, spreading into eighteen large branches, on which,...precious metals, as well as the leaves of the tree. The leaves waved in the wind, and the birds warbled their natural harmony. [See Gibbon, chap, lii.]...
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