Northern Antiquities: Or, A Description of the Manners, Customs, Religion and Laws of the Ancient Danes, and Other Northern Nations; Including Those of Our Own Saxon Ancestors: With a Translation of the Edda, Or System of Runic Mythology, and Other Pieces, from the Ancient Icelandic Tongue. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

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T. Carnan and Company at No. 65. in St. Paul's Church-yard., 1770 - Danes - 356 pages
 

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Page 226 - A multitude, like which the populous North Pour'd never from her frozen loins, to pass Rhene or the Danaw, when her barbarous sons Came like a deluge on the south, and spread Beneath Gibraltar to the Lybian sands.
Page 208 - The general tenof of their conduct proves that they were moft commonly fmcere in this ; and fuch as know the power which education, example and prejudice have over men, will find no difficulty in receiving the multitude of teftimonies, which antiquity hath left us of their extraordinary valour. " The philo
Page xxviii - OUR FATHER," WHICH CHRIST TAUGHT Our Father who art in heaven. 1. Hallowed be Thy name. 2. Thy kingdom come. 3. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 4. Give us this day our daily bread. 5. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. 6. And lead us not into temptation. 7. But deliver us from evil.
Page 134 - Aune, king of Sweden, devoted to Odin the blood of his nine sons, to prevail on that god to prolong his life.
Page xxviii - Our Father/' Which Christ Taught Our Father who art in heaven. 1. Hallowed be Thy name. 2. Thy kingdom come. 3. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 4. Give us this day our daily bread. 5. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Page 395 - the bridge of the " Gods:" Gold was " the tears of Freya:" Poetry, " the prefent, or the drink of *
Page 107 - They made the earth round, and surrounded it with the deep ocean, upon the outward banks of which they placed the giants. One day, as the sons of Bor, or the gods, were taking a walk, they found two pieces of wood floating upon the water; these they took, and out of them made a man and a woman. The...
Page 264 - Neuftria, which Charles the Simple was obliged to give up to Rollo and his Normans, in order to purchafe a peace. Rollo received it in perpetuity to himfelf and his...
Page 246 - Nantes, and Tours. They settled themselves in Camargue, at the mouth of the Rhone, from whence they wasted Provence and Dauphiny as far as Valence. In short, they ruined France, levied immense tribute on its monarchs, burnt the palace of Charlemagne at Aix-la-Chapelle...
Page 393 - ... flights of fancy may possibly more peculiarly belong to a rude and uncultivated than to a civilized people. The great objects of nature strike more forcibly on rude imaginations. Their passions are not impaired by the constraint of laws and education. The paucity of their ideas and the barrenness of their language oblige them to borrow from all nature images fit to clothe their conceptions in.

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