Imperial city


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under the first German empire, a city having no head but the emperor.

See also: Imperial

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In Donawerth, a free and imperial city of the circle of Suabia, the Abbe de St.
But on May 1, 1976, had the reader been in the imperial city of Peking, with its then population of eleven millions, he would have witnessed a curious sight.
He brought our Saviour to the western side Of that high mountain, whence he might behold Another plain, long, but in breadth not wide, Washed by the southern sea, and on the north To equal length backed with a ridge of hills That screened the fruits of the earth and seats of men From cold Septentrion blasts; thence in the midst Divided by a river, off whose banks On each side an Imperial City stood, With towers and temples proudly elevate On seven small hills, with palaces adorned, Porches and theatres, baths, aqueducts, Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs, Gardens and groves, presented to his eyes Above the highth of mountains interposed-- By what strange parallax, or optic skill Of vision, multiplied through air, or glass Of telescope, were curious to enquire.
The Irish missionaries were simple and loving men and won converts by the beauty of their lives; the Romans brought with them the architecture, music, and learning of their imperial city and the aggressive energy which in the following centuries was to make their Church supreme throughout the Western world.
Growing up in the artistic environment of the imperial city, Rachid developed a certain love for the arts, acting in particular.
But in this old imperial city, the ruins of which are home to people who would do anything for a pack of cigarettes or a loaf of bread, where revelations about unimaginable crimes come out daily, Rebrov meets Princess Irina Kurakina, born to an aristocratic family of Russian emigres.
The current Burger King, Pizza Hut and Imperial City food outlets would see its available floor space doubled under the proposals, as would Hollywood Bowl.
extended in this imperial city where national and local governments seem inutile
Hinderaker dedicates four of ten chapters to discussing the contours of what it was like for several thousand troops to occupy a small imperial city. Soldiers caused problems, not least for the people who put them there.

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