The Maid of France: Being the Story of the Life and Death of Jeanne D' Arc (Google eBook)
1909. While best known for his translations of classical literature and as a collector of folk and fairy tales, Lang also wrote poetry, biographies, histories, novels, literary criticisms and even children's books. In this work, Lang gives both the believer's and the skeptic's side as to the explanation of Joan of Arc's experiences. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Page 48 - The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth : so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Page 13 - To reject abundance of sworn evidence because it conflicts with a critic's personal idea of what is probable or possible is not the method of history, and will not be adopted in this book. Much less will I reject, for instance, the evidence of Jeanne herself on any point, and give a fanciful theory of my own as to what really occurred. If there are incidents in her career which science, so far, cannot explain, I shall not therefore regard them as false. Science may be able to explain them on some...
Page 4 - A girl understood, and a girl employed (so professional students of strategy and tactics declare), the essential ideas of the military art ; namely, to concentrate quickly, to strike swiftly, to strike hard, to strike at vital points, and, despising vain noisy skirmishes and " valiances," to fight with invincible tenacity of purpose.