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KEY. OR " PLAN , OF " THE , CHART.


HE Chart represents historic time from the Creatio~ of the World
.:k.. Empire extends, nearly the whole of the Streams representing
lf down to the present day. Two principles govern tts arran ement
throughout: ( r) Every fact is presented Synchronologically, ( Equal
lengths of Time are invariably represented by equal lengths of line.
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theNationsofth f World.
When a Stream div ides, the Division or Dif;memberment of the
Kingdom or Empire which this Stream represents is thereby indicated.
a.- The Long, Black, Wavy Line, running continuou~ly through the EXAMPLE :-At the fnd of the Fourth Cwtr1ry A.D. tmd the
Chart from beginning to end, represents the" Stream of Time." commencement of the F1jth the Roina1~ Eu:Pire is broken up,
b.--The Upright Black Pillars on the StreamofTime,called" Century a11d from the Wide Stream rej> rcseutJ.n!{ rt flow 011/ several
Posts," divide this stream into 59 portions of equal length, each representing Small Streams . These denote 1fre Dtvtsion of the Romfm
a period of 100 years, 1. e., in all, 40 Centuries before Christ, and 19 Centuries Empire into Easl6rn (Grukj a11d W estem (Roman) Empires
after Christ. and the Rise of Indepeudent Natio11s.
c.- The Large Black Figures, immediately above the Cent~ry Posts, Every King, Emperor, or other Ruler is shown on the Stream
indicate tht: number of Centuries from the Creation (A mro Mund1) down to representing the Nation which he governs by a Section of a Different Colour,
the commencement of the Christian Era; and from that poin~ they denote the Length of such coloured f;ection showing at a glance the Length of his
the number of Centuries from the Birth of Christ (Anno Dom.nu). reign. The exact D.ate of the Accession of each Ruler is also clearly shown
d.- The Large Black Figures, immediately below the Century Posts, by small figures pnnted under the Stream at the point where one colour
indi cate the number of Centuries before Christ (B. C.). ends and another colour begins. The promin.ent figures usually placed just
e.- The Thin, Black Perpendicular Lines passing through the Century below the ruler's name on the coloured sectron itself tell how many years
Posts, running down the whole depth of the Chart and intersecting the he or she reigned .
various coloured streams (Nations), show the end of one Century and the If during the reign of a Ruler any Territory is added to his
beginn ing of another in the history of each Country. Dominions, the fact is indicated by a Strip of Colour passing into the Stream
f.- The Long, Thin, Red Lines, running parallel to the thin black lines of his Nation at that point of time when the territory was acquired
justmentioned,subdivideeachcenturyinto Decades,orperiodsoftenyears. EXAMPLE :-Between_ 6oo and sso B.C., Carthage acquires
Where necessary the space of One year is shown by the Short Red Lihes Corsica tmd Sardmia, a11d between 791 and 796 A . D.
which, intersecting the Stream of Time, subdivide the respective decades. Charlemagne takes Austria from the Huns.
The Smal1, Black Figures on each red line, immediately over the The Thin Streams above the Stream of Time at the commencement of
Stream of Time, indicate the Decades of each Century. the Chart represent the Genealogical or Family Tree from Adam to Moses.
The Coloured Streams which run parallel to the Stream of Time, The Thin, Irregular or Brok~n Streams just below the Stream of
represent the Nations and Kingdoms of the World, the width of each Tim e represent the Genealogy of Chnst.
Stream being proportioned to the size and importance of the Nation it The Ten Red Crosses upon that Stream which represents the Roman
represents. The name of the Nation indicated is printed in Large, Black Empire, from A. D. 64 to JIJ, denote the Ten Great Persecutions of the
Letters over the top of the Stream. Christians.
A New Stream appears on the Chart when:ver a Nation begins in The Eight somewhat Smaller Red Crosses, from A.D. wg6to 1270,
history, and this Stream runs through those centuries during which the represent the Eight Crusades.
Nation it represents remains unconquered or continues to exist as a The Twenty Red Circles which arrest the eye denote the Twenty
separate Kingdom or Empire. +: CEcumenical Councils of the Church.
EXAMPLE :- At the 22nd Century B.C., the berinni11g of Five The lllustrations above the Stream of Time present pictures of the
Streams will be found 011 the Chart, immediatdy after the notable Eve,ts, Inventions and Discoveries of all Ages and of all Nations.
fi~rlYe of the Tower of Babel, a11d below the Stream of Time. The Coloured Tablets which record the Names of eminent men in
These Five Streams represent the beginning of Five Nations; Literature, Science and Art correspond in length with the len,th of their
Plulmicia;, Egypt, Chaldaa, G_reece a11d China . lives, the small figures at the beginning and end of the Tablets indicating
W hen a Nation IS conquered or umted with another Nation, the the dates ofth'eir birth and death respectively.
Stream of the conquering Nation sweeps across the Chart, absorbing This Mark (?) placed after a Date or Statement on the Chart
that of the conquered one, and flows on wider than before. indicates that the best Authorities are divided as to the absolute accuracy
EXAMPL!!- :-The Stream repmentinl{ Rome begins 753 B.C. ( of the Date or Statement in question.
a11d Will be found close to the Red Lme (Decade) at the bottom The mass of Letter.press interspersed among the various Streams
of /lie Chart. T his Strean1 flows on about the same thicknr-Js (Nations) and Illustrations on the Chart needs no explanation. In
- down to 300 B.C., when it suddenly begins to wide~J, sweeping conjunctio'h with ,hem it forms a continuous and parallel account of the
across the Chart, and absorbi11g, as the power of the Roman World's History.

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COMPLETE GEOLOGICA L DIAGRAM OF THE EARTH

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