A History of the Life of Richard Cœur-de-Lion, King of England, Volume 1

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Page 1 - ... one of the most important as well as one of the most legitimate sources of his power.
Page 273 - In the name of God, St. Michael, and St. George, I dub thee knight — be faithful, bold, and fortunate.
Page 272 - ... for, as the priesthood was instituted for divine service, so was chivalry for the maintenance of religion and justice. A knight -ought to be the husband of widows, the father of orphans, the protector of the poor, and the prop of those who have no other support; and they who do not act thus are unworthy to bear that name. These, my son, are the obligations which the order of knighthood will lay upon you.
Page 430 - Yet, instead of the simplicity of style and narrative which wins our belief, an elaborate affectation of rhetoric and science betrays, in every page, the vanity of a female author. The genuine character of Alexius is lost in a vague constellation of virtues; and the perpetual strain of panegyric and apology awakens our jealousy, to question the veracity of the historian and the merit of the hero.
Page 122 - In this temper of mind he summoned them to Westminster, and required their consent, that for the future, whenever a clergyman had been degraded for a public crime by the sentence of the spiritual judge, he should be immediately delivered into the custody of a lay officer to be punished by the sentence of a lay tribunal t.
Page 406 - At the same time, one might see a thousand things springing from the same spirit, which were both...
Page 54 - JT is now above sixteen years, that, on a doubtful and disputed claim to the crown, the rage of civil war has almost continually infested this kingdom. During this melancholy period how much blood has been shed ! what devastations and misery have been brought on...

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