Historical Pictures of the Middle Ages, in Black and White: Made on the Spot from Records in the Archives of Switzerland, Volume 1

R. Bentley, 1854

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Page 84 - Of every hearer; for it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value, then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.
Page 237 - A double dungeon wall and wave Have made — and like a living grave Below the surface of the lake The dark vault lies wherein we lay...
Page 237 - And then there was a little isle Which in my very face did smile, The only one in view ; A small green isle, it seem'd no more, Scarce broader than my dungeon floor, But in it there were three tall trees, And o'er it blew the mountain breeze, And by it there were waters flowing, And on it there were young flowers growing, Of gentle breath and hue.
Page 239 - Clarens ! sweet Clarens, birthplace of deep Love ! Thine air is the young breath of passionate thought ; Thy trees take root in Love ; the snows above The very Glaciers have his colours caught, And sun-set into rose-hues sees them wrought By rays which sleep there lovingly...
Page i - feuilleté un assez grand nombre, que j'ai trouvé également " mauvaises. Cet examen ne m'a point été infructueux. "Je haïssais ma patrie. Toutes les impertinences des " peuples divers, parmi lesquels j'ai vécu, m'ont réconcilié "avec elle.
Page 216 - ... revêtu. Indépendamment de ce contrat entre le donateur et la paroisse, toutes les fois qu'une église possédoit un fief, le nouveau prélat , par les lois de l'état , ne pouvoit en être mis en possession qu'autant qu'il en étoit investi par le seigneur dont il relevoit.
Page 80 - ... are menaced with utter ruin. Where late the busy multitudes assembled for pleasure or profit, now only the sound of wailing and misery is heard. The air is empoisoned, and each human being inhales death, even while in youth and health, their hopes are in the flower. We called to mind the plague of 1348, when it was calculated that a third of mankind had been destroyed. As yet western Europe was uninfected; would it always be so? O, yes, it would - Countrymen, fear not!
Page i - Fcp. 8vo. 5s. cloth. HISTORICAL PICTURES OF THE MIDDLE AGES, In Black and White. Made on the spot, from Records in the Archives of Switzerland. By a WANDERING ARTIST. 2 vols. post 8vo.
Page 264 - Europe between the 8th and 10th centuries. Here the works of the authors of Rome and Greece were not only read but copied; and we owe to the labour of these obscure monks many of the most valuable classical authors, which have been preserved to modern times in MSS., treasured up in the Abbey of St. Gall ; among them Quintilian, Silius Italicus, Ammian Marcellinus, and part of Cicero, may be mentioned.
Page 1 - Basilea, vale, qua non urbs altera multis Annis exhibuit gratius hospitium. Hinc precor, omnia Ixta tibi, simul illud, Erasmo Hospes uti m unquam tristior adveniat.

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