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Seven Wonders of the World

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(i) Of Antiquity.

The Pyramids first, which in Egypt were laid;

Then Babylon’s Gardens for Amʹytis made;

Third, Mausoʹlus’s Tomb of affection and guilt;

Fourth, the Temple of Dian, in Ephesus built;

Fifth, Colossos of Rhodes, cast in brass, to the sun,

Sixth, Jupiter’s Statue, by Phidias done;

The Pharos of Egypt, last wonder of old,

Or the Palace of Cyrus, cemented with gola.


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(ii) Of the Middle Ages.

(1) The Coliseʹum of Rome.

(2) The Catacombs of Alexandria.

(3) The Great Wall of China.

(5) The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

(6) The Porcelain Tower of Nankin.

(7) The Mosque of St. Sophia at Constantinople.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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