History of France from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 1

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D. Appleton & Company, 1851 - France - 482 pages
 

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Page 256 - And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Page 185 - He that setteth not by himself, but is lowly in his own eyes: and maketh much of them that fear the Lord. He that sweareth unto his neighbour, and disappointeth him not: though it were to his own hindrance.
Page 208 - There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise : the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer ; the conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings
Page 130 - Pro Deo amur et pro christian poblo et nostro commun salvament, d'ist di in avant, in quant Deus savir et podir me dunat, si salvarai eo cist meon fradre Karlo, et in adjudha et in cadhuna cosa, si cum om per dreit son fradra salvar dist, in o quid il mi altresi fazet ; et ab Ludher nul plaid nunquam prindrai , qui, meon vol, cist meon fradre Karle in damno sit.
Page 215 - I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom, and, perhaps, the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind, by the idea that I had taken an everlasting leave of an old and agreeable companion, and that whatsoever might be the future date of my History, the life of the historian must be short and precarious.
Page 423 - This is what one gets by employing such scoundrels, who fall off when there is any need for them.
Page 201 - Yet truly in his time, men had mickle suffering and very many hardships. Castles he caused to be wrought and poor men to be oppressed, he was so very stark.
Page 423 - France came in sight of the English, his blood began to boil, and he cried out to his marshals, " Order the Genoese forward and begin the battle, in the name of God and St. Denis.
Page 75 - If, in the course of a long peace, the people relax into sloth and indolence, it often happens that the young nobles seek a more active life in the service of other states engaged in war. The German mind cannot brook repose. The field of danger is the field of glory. Without violence and rapine, a train of dependents cannot be maintained.
Page 420 - I wish now to return to the countess of Montfort, who possessed the courage of a man, and the heart of a lion. She was in the city of Rennes when she heard of the seizure of her lord ; and, notwithstanding the great grief she had at heart, she did all she could to comfort and reanimate her friends and soldiers : showing them a young child, called John, after his father, she said...

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