English History and Its Language Development: INDEX or Table of Contents
(highlights of illustrated historical events for a better comprehension of the historical periods which contributed to the development of the English language)
It has only just begun to dawn on us that in our own language alone, not to speak of its many companions, the past history of humanity is spread out in an imperishable map, just as the history of the mineral earth lies embedded in the layers of its outer crust.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
History, in the human sense, is a language net cast backwards.