Typhaines abbey: a tale of the twelfth century (Google eBook)

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Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger, 1869 - 426 pages
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Page 436 - The field of wrath betoken ; And the vassals are there, And there fly the steeds of the dying and dead ; And where the mingled strife is spread, The noblest warrior's care Is to cleave the foeman's limbs and head, The conqueror less of the living than dead. I tell you that nothing my soul can cheer, Or banqueting, or reposing, Like the onset cry of "Charge them ! " rung From each side, as in battle closing, Where the horses neigh, And the call to
Page 436 - On the moated shore all compass'd round With the palisade and guarded mound Lances and swords, and stained helms, And shields dismantled and broken, On the verge of the bloody battle scene, The field of wrath betoken ; And the vassals are there, And there fly the steeds of the dying and dead ; And where the mingled strife is spread, The noblest warrior's care Is to cleave the foeman's limbs and head, The conqueror less of the living than dead.
Page 242 - ... period the Indians of Jalisco rose in arms, and symptoms of discontent were observed to prevail, also, among the Tarascos and Tlascalans, who even manifested an intention of uniting with the rebellious natives of the north. Mendoza was not an idle spectator of these movements, but resolved to go forth, in person, at the head of his troops to put down the insurgents. Accordingly he called on the Tlascalans, Cholulans, Huexotzinques, Tezcocans, and other bands or tribes for support, and permitted...
Page ix - ... him to fight the good fight, to keep the faith, and finish the course that leads to victory at last over the world, sin, and death.
Page x - Rose of Typhaines; and dear Monseigneur Philippe de Cornehaut has a place in my heart by the side of my great-grandehildren.
Page 109 - Why you ought to know that the very worst thing a man can do is to drink when he 's too warm.
Page 171 - But to an ill that can never be cured, there is only one thing to be done, and that is to submit to it at once.
Page 176 - Joslin stretched on the grass, on the other side of the fence. As soon as he saw her he got up. "God's blessing, and all his saints...
Page 305 - As you know the place so well," said the lady, "you must go and softly wake up the seneschal and tell him to come to me at once ; I wish to speak to him here.

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