A History of Bohemian Literature

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Kennikat Press, 1907 - Bohemian literature - 425 pages
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Page 154 - Ahi, Costantin, di quanto mal fu matre, Non la tua conversion, ma quella dote Che da te prese il primo ricco patre!
Page 134 - For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
Page 90 - were more wretched than dogs or snakes, for a dog defends the couch on which he lies, and, if another dog tries to drive him away, he fights with him, and a snake does the same ; but us the Germans oppress without resistance.
Page 440 - A HISTORY OF ANCIENT GREEK LITERATURE. By GILBERT MURRAY, MA, Professor of Greek in the University of Glasgow.
Page 126 - For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors : for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
Page v - ... of literatures on one another in the course of their evolution, and by noting what appear to be the causes which have led to a revival here and to a decline there. In short, we shall neglect no indication of change or development in an adult literature, and our endeavour will be to make each volume a well-proportioned biography of the intellectual life of a race, treated as a single entity. Literature will be interpreted as the most perfect utterance of the ripest thought by the finest minds,...
Page 56 - ... of ordinary nature, that was without my assaults, save only those glorified people and saints who lived by the grace of God above the ordinary custom and above nature ? Thou mustest say, that thou hast neither heard nor read of such anywhere ; thou hast thyself, moreover, never known such a person. How much more fortunate then dost thou desire to be, that I may honour thee more, than the Emperor Julius, or the King Alexander, or the excellent, truly excellent, Emperor Charles, at this time King...
Page 5 - A compilation from earlier historical works made, in the form in which we have it, at the end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century and known by the name of WALTER OF COVENTRY (W.
Page 393 - April 1 1, replied to this proposal in a letter that remained, and indeed still is, famous in Bohemia. He wrote : " I am not a German but a Bohemian, belonging to the Slav race. Whatever talent I may possess is at the service of my own country. My nation is certainly a small one, but it has always maintained its historical individuality. The rulers of Bohemia have often been on terms of intimacy with the German princes, but the Bohemian people have never considered themselves as Germans.
Page 121 - ... wearing the robes of Christ's clergy, rests upon privileges savoring of pride and avarice, finds itself obliged to defend human ordinances, strives after a proud, splendid equipage. Not the office makes the priest, but the priest the office. The place does not sanctify the man, but the man the place. Not every priest is a saint, but every saint is a priest.

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