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 Islandic tongue ...

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Printed for T. Carnan and Co., 1770 - Eddas

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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 105 - ... which, in proportion as they removed far away from their source, congealed in their falling into the abyss, and so filled it with scum and ice. Thus was the abyss, by little and little, filled quite full; but there remained within it a light and immoveable air, and thence exhaled icy vapours.
Page xi - Caesar positively affirms that the nations of Gaul differed from those of Germany in their manners, and in many other particulars, 'which he has enumerated at length.
Page 395 - the bridge of the " Gods:" Gold was " the tears of Freya:" Poetry, " the prefent, or the drink of *
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 375 - In later times they were frequently used for inscriptions, of which more than a thousand have been found. The language is a dialect of the Gothic, called Norse, still in use in Iceland. The inscriptions may therefore...
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.
Page 243 - Their for- • trefles were only rude caftles fituate on the fummits of rocks, and rendered inaceeffible by thick mifhapen walls. As thefe walls ran winding round the caftles, they often called them by a name which fignified SERPENTS or DRAGONS, and in thefe they commonly fecured the women and young maids of...
Page 136 - ... upon the sacred grove. With the same they also bedewed the images of the gods, the altars, the benches and walls of the temple, both within and without, thus completing their work.
Page 246 - ... they spread like a devouring flame over Lower Saxony, Friezeland, Holland, Flanders and the banks of the Rhine as far as Mentz. After having long ravaged the coasts, they penetrated into the...

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