History of France, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1892 - France
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Page 255 - 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 200 - His rich men moaned, and the poor men murmured: bat he was so hard that he recked not the hatred of them all. For it was need they should follow the king's will withal, if they wished to live, or to have lands, or goods, or his favour.
Page 420 - This is what one gets by employing such scoundrels, who fall off when there is any need for them.
Page 238 - All these things will I give thce, if thou wilt fall down and worship...
Page 200 - If any one wish to know what manner of man he was, or what worship he had, or of how many lands he were the lord, we will describe him as we have known him ; for we looked on him,- and some while lived in his herd.
Page 417 - Oh, gentlemen, do not be cast down by what we have suffered through the loss of my lord: he was but one man. Look at my little child, here: if it please God, he shall be his restorer, and shall do you much service. I have plenty of wealth, which I will distribute among you, and will seek out for such a leader, as may give you a proper confidence.
Page 212 - Daily, for eight days, and barefooted, the crusaders had walked i:i procession round Jerusalem;! which done, a general assault was made by the whole army, Godfrey's tower rolled to the walls, and on Friday, the 15th of July, 1099, at three o'clock, on the very day, and at the very hour of the Passion, Godfrey of Bouillon descended from his tower on the walls of Jerusalem. The city was taken, and a fearful massacre followed...
Page 75 - There stands her sacred chariot, covered with a vestment, to be touched by the priest only. When she takes her seat in this holy vehicle, he becomes immediately conscious of her presence, and in his fit of enthusiasm pursues her progress. The chariot is drawn by cows yoked together. A general festival takes place, and public rejoicings are heard, wherever the goddess directs her way. No war is thought of ; arms are laid aside, and the sword is sheathed. The sweets of peace are known, and then only...
Page 417 - The countess of Montfort came down from the castle to meet them, and with a most cheerful countenance, kissed sir Walter Manny, and all his companions, one after the other, like a noble and valiant dame.
Page 263 - Flanders, who was theden>joinbrother-in-law of the Count of Champagne, found himself, by the premature death of the latter, the chief leader of the crusade. The Kings of France and England had their own affairs to look after; and the Empire was distracted between two emperors. The land journey was no longer thought of. The Greeks were too well known. They had but recently massacred the Latins who happened to be in Constantinople; and had attempted to destroy the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa on his...

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