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  • Gibbon has before, c.iv. n. 45, and c.xvii. n. 112, traced the progress of a Roman citizen to the highest honors of the state under the empire; the steps by which Lydus reached his humbler eminence may likewise throw light on the civil service at this period.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Hooks without barbs and manufactured of such materials as pearl-shell and tortoiseshell may throw light upon the Homeric quotation “caught fish with the horn of the ox.”

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • The "Apologies" throw light on another phase of the conversion of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • The Franciscan (a Tyrolese from the Italian-speaking district), who has spent a large part of his life with Shala-Shoshi, has been collecting and transcribing manuscripts from the churches, and painfully putting together details that throw light on the history of the country.

    High Albania

  • One or two words suffice for him to sum up an obser vation, to anticipate a question, to forestall an unexpressed objection, to refute a false interpretation, or to throw light upon the true meaning of word or phrase.

    Rashi

  • Like the autobiography of Hugh Miller, it carries us so far back into early childhood, as to throw light upon the question, "when positive and persistent memory begins in the human being."

    My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I.--Life as a Slave. Part II.--Life as a Freeman

  • Perhaps some day the personal experiences of Empress Augusta-Victoria will be published, and while they may possibly throw light on many dark places in the history both of the nation and the court, there is no doubt that their revelations will be characterized by that kindliness of heart, that forbearance, and, above all, that sound common sense which are so conspicuous in Empress Augusta-Victoria.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • Then, I have been occupied somewhat in reading Louis Blanc's Ten Years, Lamartine's Girondists, and other books of that class, which throw light on recent transactions.

    Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli

  • But while General Read failed to accomplish his main purpose, he did, as I have said, more than any other investigator has done to throw light on Hudson's ancestry, and on his connection with the Muscovy Company in whose service he sailed.

    Henry Hudson

  • In fact, whatever efforts are made to throw light upon the matter by drawing upon Babylonian myths, and particularly upon the monstrous deity Tiamat, only confuse the issues.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

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