The age of the Crusades (Google eBook)

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Christian Literature Co., 1896 - Fiction - 389 pages
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Page 2 - ONWARD, Christian soldiers, Marching as to war ; With the cross of Jesus Going on before. Christ, the Royal Master, Leads against the foe ; Forward into battle See His banners go. Onward, Christian soldiers, Marching as to war ; With the cross of Jesus Going on before.
Page 254 - See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Page 210 - Pisan sailor and lastly, also, you shall assuredly be taught how our own right hand, which you suppose to be enfeebled by old age, can still wield the sword upon that day of reverence and gladness which has been appointed for the triumph of Christ's cause.
Page 53 - is the key of heaven and of hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting and prayer; whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven; at the day of judgment his wounds shall be resplendent as vermilion, and odoriferous as musk; and the loss of his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim.
Page 2 - Thou hast no shore, fair ocean ! Thou hast no time, bright day ! Dear fountain of refreshment To pilgrims far away ! Upon the Rock of Ages They raise Thy holy tower; Thine is the victor's laurel, And Thine the golden dower.
Page xiv - GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND DURING THE MIDDLE AGES. PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHORITY OF HER MAJESTY'S TREASURY, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE MASTER OF THE ROLLS.
Page 131 - And if you desire to know what was done with the enemy who were found there, know that in Solomon's Porch and in his temple our men rode in the blood of the Saracens up to the knees of their horses.
Page 199 - France the loss of the beautiful provinces she had brought him in dowry, and caused them to pass into the possession of Henry II., king of England. Here was the only event, under Louis the Young's reign, of any real importance, in view of its long and bloody consequences for his country. A petty war or a sullen strife between the Kings of France and England, petty quarrels of Louis with some of the great lords of his kingdom, certain rigorous measures against certain districts in travail of local...
Page 66 - Take no thought," said Augustine, " for long voyages ; go where your faith is ; it is not by ship but by love that we go to Him who is every where." Events soon rendered the pilgrimage to Jerusalem difficult, and for some time impossible. At the commencement of the seventh century the Greek empire was at war with the sovereigns of Persia, successors of Cyrus and chiefs of the religion of Zoroaster. One of them, Khosroes...

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