What connection do the books show between the fifty or sixty chemical elements and the historical eras? Nay, what does history yet record of the metaphysical annals of man.
Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind, and when the same thought occurs to another man, it is the key to that era. Every reform was once a private opinion, and when it shall be a private opinion again it will solve the problem of the age.
My theory is that in a far distant era
Caprona was a mighty mountain--perhaps the world's mightiest volcanic action blew off the entire crest, blew thousands of feet of the mountain upward and outward and onto the surrounding continent, leaving a great crater; and then, possibly, the continent sank as ancient continents have been known to do, leaving only the summit of Caprona above the sea.
Phaedrus, a slave by birth or by subsequent misfortunes, and admitted by Augustus to the honors of a freedman, imitated many of these fables in Latin iambics about the commencement of the Christian era
. Aphthonius, a rhetorician of Antioch, A.D.
Within a month you must be Prime Minister, and we will show the world the way to a new era
By 1896, when the Common Battery system created a new era
, the telephone engineer had pretty well mastered his simpler troubles.
** This obscure reference applies to a blind negro musician who took the world by storm in the latter half of the nineteenth century of the Christian Era
And what vast changes of society and of nations had been wrought by sudden convulsions or by slow degrees since that era
Sometimes a man survives a considerable time from an era
in which he had his place into one which is strange to him, and then the curious are offered one of the most singular spectacles in the human comedy.
Those few minutes marked to him an era
in his official life.
It must have been a first model in the year one of the typewriter era
. Its alphabet was all capitals.
The new era
began; the king was tried, doomed, and beheaded; the Republic of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death, declared for victory or death against the world in arms; the black flag waved night and day from the great towers of Notre Dame; three hundred thousand men, summoned to rise against the tyrants of the earth, rose from all the varying soils of France, as if the dragon's teeth had been sown broadcast, and had yielded fruit equally on hill and plain, on rock, in gravel, and alluvial mud, under the bright sky of the South and under the clouds of the North, in fell and forest, in the vineyards and the olive-grounds and among the cropped grass and the stubble of the corn, along the fruitful banks of the broad rivers, and in the sand of the sea-shore.