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Page 286 - Be it known, and without doubt unto you, that we all are, and every one of us, obedient subjects to the Church of God, and to the Pope of Rome, and to every godly Christian, to love every one in his degree in perfect charity, and to help every one of them, by word and deed, to...
Page 296 - ... enlightened by his doctrine and example, and " enriched by the benefits he procured for them
Page 325 - Materials for writing were alfo very fcarce and dear, which made few perfons think of learning that art. This was one reafon of the fcarcity of books ; and that great eftates were often transferred from one owner to another by a mere verbal agreement, and the delivery of earth and flone, before witnefles, without any written deed.
Page 112 - In a word, to this Odin, his deluded worshippers impiously ascribed all the attributes which belong only to the true God. To him they built magnificent temples, offered many sacrifices, and consecrated the fourth day of the week, which is still called by his name in England, and in all the other countries where he was formerly worshipped.
Page 298 - I enjoyed in my native country, through the expence and care of my great master Egbert. May it therefore please your Majesty, animated with the most ardent love of learning, to permit me to send some of our young gentlemen into England, to procure for us those books which we want, and transplant the flowers of Britain into France, that their fragrance may no longer be confined to York, but may perfume the palaces of Tours.
Page 331 - But now, at last, the sacred influence Of light appears, and from the walls of heaven Shoots far into the bosom of dim Night A glimmering dawn : here Nature first begins Her farthest verge, and Chaos to retire...
Page 388 - To prevent slaves from pretending to be gentlemen, it was expressly forbidden to teach or to permit them to play upon the harp ; and none but the king, the 'king's musicians, and gentlemen, were allowed to have harps in their possession.
Page 377 - a fong which I need only to fing when men " have loaded me with bonds ; for the moment ** I fing it my chains fall in pieces, and I walk ** forth at liberty. I know a fong ufeful to all " mankind ; for as foon as hatred inflames the " fons of men, the moment I fing it they are " appeafed. I know a fong of fuch virtue, that ** were I caught in a ftorm, I can hufh the winds, " and render the air perfectly calm''5.
Page 169 - Athelitan ; who, charmed with his person and accomplishments, retained him in his court, and employed him in many great affairs. At leisure hours he used to entertain the king and his courtiers with playing on his harp, or some other musical instrument ; and now and then he wrought a miracle, which gained him great admiration.
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