Now if you will consider what was the nature of the government of Darius, you will find it similar to the kingdom
of the Turk, and therefore it was only necessary for Alexander, first to overthrow him in the field, and then to take the country from him.
The empire of Abyssinia hath been one of the largest which history gives us an account of: it extended formerly from the Red Sea to the kingdom
of Congo, and from Egypt to the Indian Sea.
"She is called the Princess Micomicona," said the curate; "for as her kingdom
is Micomicon, it is clear that must be her name."
To conclude: no man can by care taking (as the Scripture saith) add a cubit to his stature, in this little model of a man's body; but in the great frame of kingdoms
and commonwealths, it is in the power of princes or estates, to add amplitude and greatness to their kingdoms
; for by introducing such ordinances, constitutions, and customs, as we have now touched, they may sow greatness to their posterity and succession.
And say to her that what I foretell shall come to pass, and if she does not come everything in the kingdom
shall fall into ruin, and not one stone shall be left upon another.' When the Princess heard this she began to cry, but it was no good; she had to keep her word.
And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom
by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud by night Chilling my ANNABEL LEE; So that her high-born kinsmen came And bore her away from me, To shut her up, in a sepulchre In this kingdom
by the sea.
Further on he came to a room where a beautiful young lady sat upon a couch; and she welcomed him joyfully, and said, if he would set her free from the spell that bound her, the kingdom
should be his, if he would come back in a year and marry her.
"I wish there wasn't a saucepan in my kingdom
," he said.
Nobody could tell you how to find any place in the kingdom
, for nobody ever went intentionally to any place, but only struck it by accident in his wanderings, and then gener- ally left it without thinking to inquire what its name was.
I was very desirous to see the chief temple, and particularly the tower belonging to it, which is reckoned the highest in the kingdom
. Accordingly one day my nurse carried me thither, but I may truly say I came back disappointed; for the height is not above three thousand feet, reckoning from the ground to the highest pinnacle top; which, allowing for the difference between the size of those people and us in Europe, is no great matter for admiration, nor at all equal in proportion (if I rightly remember) to Salisbury steeple.
After all I had gone through, and my fear of being recognised by some enemy, I could only travel very slowly and cautiously, generally resting in some out-of-the-way place by day, and walking as far as I was able by night, but at length I arrived in the kingdom
of my uncle, of whose protection I was sure.
But already the fame of Oxford had reached the northern kingdom
, and Barbour was anxious to share in the treasures of learning to be found there.