View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages, Volume 1

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D. Appleton & Company, 1899 - Europe
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Page xii - THE Danube to the Severn gave The darken'd heart that beat no more ; They laid him by the pleasant shore, And in the hearing of the wave. There twice a day the Severn fills ; The salt sea-water passes by, And hushes half the babbling Wye, And makes a silence in the hills.
Page vi - Mr. Hallam is, on the whole, far better qualified than any other writer of our time for the office which he has undertaken. He has great industry and great acuteness. His knowledge is extensive, various, and profound. His mind is equally distinguished by the amplitude of its grasp, and by the delicacy of its tact.
Page 275 - Hawkwood, therefore, appears to me the first real general of modern times ; the earliest master, however imperfect, in the science of Turenne and Wellington. Every contemporary Italian historian speaks ! with admiration of his skilful tactics in battle, his stratagems, his well-conducted retreats. Praise of this description, as I have observed, is hardly bestowed, certainly not so continually, on any former captain.
Page 100 - It was a breach of faith to divulge the lord's counsel, to conceal from him the machinations of others, to injure his person or fortune, or to violate the sanctity of his roof and the honour of his family. In battle he was bound to lend his horse to his lord when dismounted ; to adhere to his side while fighting, and to go into captivity as a hostage for him when taken. His attendance was due to the lord's courts, sometimes to witness and sometimes to bear a part in the administration of justice.
Page 109 - Lyttleton, tenure by grand serjeanty is where a man holds his lands or tenements of our sovereign lord the king by such services as he ought to do in his proper person to the king, as to carry the banner of the king, or his lance, or to lead his army, or to be his marshal, or to carry his sword before him at his coronation, or his carver, or his butler, or to be one of his chamberlains of the receipt of his exchequer, or to do other like services.
Page 390 - O prophet, I am the man : whosoever rises against thee, I will dash out his teeth, tear out his eyes, break his legs, rip up his belly. O prophet, I will be thy vizir over them.
Page xx - Шe potens sui Laetusque deget, cui licet in diem Dixisse Vixi : eras vel atra Nube polum Pater occupato Vel sole puro ; non tamen irritum Quodcunque retro est efficiet, neque Diffinget infectumque reddet Quod fugiens semel hora vexit.
Page 409 - Many Churches possessed seven or eight thousand mansi, one with but two thousand passed for only indifferently rich. But it must be remarked that many of these donations were of lands uncultivated and unappropriated. The monasteries acquired legitimate riches by the culture of these deserted tracts, and by the prudent management of their revenues, which were less exposed to the ordinary means of dissipation than those of the laity. Their wealth continually accumulated, enabled them to become the...
Page 503 - BOOK CARD DO NOT REMOVE A Charge will be mode if this card is mutilated or not returned with the book GRADUATE LIBRARY THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR. MICHIGAN GL DO NOT REMOVE OR...
Page 280 - ... a doubtful problem, whether the sum of general happiness has lost more in the last three centuries through arbitrary power, than it has gained through regular police and suppression of disorder. There seems little reason to doubt that gunpowder was introduced through the means of the Saracens into Europe.

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