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Página 103 - Memoirs are striking from their perfect unconsciousness : the knell of the middle ages had been already sounded, yet Comines has no other notions than such as they had tended to foster ; he describes their events, their characters, their relations, as if they were to continue for centuries.
Página 6 - Here is one who, after corruption, which marked the close of the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth century. Thomas a Kempis, born in 1379, died at the age of ninety-two; Gerson, born in 1363, died at the age of sixty-one. They were thus contemporaries for forty-five years of their lives. But the destinies of the two men were utterly different.
Página 3 - And such a passage as the following is utterly inaccurate in fact, and still more false in deduction : " But the Norman sovereigns of England were not related, at least by any close affinity, to the Capetian race. They had acquired their chief possessions in France, as they had acquired the English crown, not by grant or inheritance, but by the power of their arms. They were foreigners and open enemies ; their only adherents in France were secret traitors or avowed rebels ; and they could not, therefore,...
Página 149 - Clefves, et plusieurs autres grands seigneurs. Et prestement la messe du serviche dite et le disner fait, ledit roy Loys se vestit de pourpre et s'en alla à la chasse. Et est la manière que sitost qu'ung roy de Franche est mort, son fils aisné, ou son plus prochain , est roy , et n'est point le royaume sans roy; et pour ceste cause le nouvel roy ne porte de deuil, ains se veste de pourpre ou de rouge, en signifiant qu'il ya roy en Franche.
Página 288 - ... immediately, for fire on a sudden bursts forth and encompasses the whole cavern. When the miners are desirous of extracting the coal, they put on a linen garment which has neither been bleached nor dipped in water. This covers...
Página 75 - Lucullus's later kitchen had ; which is some recompense for their wilfulness, for you can neither pray nor buy them to alter their own cookery. To a feast they come readily ; but being set once, you must have patience. They are longer eating meat than we preparing it. If it be to supper, you conclude timely, when you get away by daybreak. They drink down the evening star, and drink up the morning star.
Página 288 - The fire then flies away, and contracts itself by little and little ; having then expended itself, it collects itself together in a surprising manner, and becoming very small, remains quite still in a corner. But it behoves the man who wears the linen garment to stand over the flame when at rest, always terrifying it with his staff. Whilst he performs this service, the miners extract the stones ; but as soon as they have left the cave, the dormant fire on a sudden bursts forth, and environs the whole...
Página 188 - Philippe firste foundeur of this sayd ordre/dyd doo maken a chambre in the Castell of Hesdyn/ where in was craftyly and curiously depeynted the conqueste of the golden flese by the sayd lason/in whiche chambre I haue ben and seen the sayde historie so depeynted.
Página 75 - ... brains than assaulting them. But the Englishman charges home on the sudden, swallows it whole, and, like a hasty tide, fills and flows himself, till the mad brain swims and tosses on the hasty fume ; as if his liver were burning out his stomach, and he, striving to quench it, drowns it. So the one is drunk sooner, and the other longer ; as if striving to recover the wager, the Dutchman would still be the perfectest soaker.
Página 460 - ... actif, laborieux par trop , et plus qu'il ne séoit à tel prince : soir et matin toudis en conseil : toudis en soin d'aucun grand cas , ou en finances, ou en faict de guerre , ou en provision du bien public. Perdoit peu d'heures , et travailloit fort gens : mesme soy se travailloit par oultrage.
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